Wormley Pond Dam
Looking south across dam
Photo taken by Roger Deschner in November 2021
BH Photo #519341
This earth dam creates Wormley Pond which existed in 1781 when Augustine Moore operated a grist mill here. American troops marched over the dam regularly as they moved to and from the Siege line in the Battle of Yorktown. (From NPS sign at the site.)
In the Battle of Yorktown, George Washington's American troops defeated the British under General Charles Cornwallis, decisively securing the independence of the United States. 81 years later, the Civil War Siege of Yorktown happened near here, but this dam was not particularly involved.
Today it carries one-way Battlefield Tour Road. Park entrance fee required. Wormley Pond is also open to fishing.
- Dam on West Branch Wormley Creek carrying Historical Tour Road
- Yorktown, York County, Virginia
- Open to one-way southbound traffic; 5 ton load limit
- Known to exist 1781. Played role in Battle of Yorktown.
- Earthen dam holding back Wormley Pond, carrying road
Total length: 210.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.0 ft.
Listed as a contributing resource to the Colonial National Historical Park Historic District
- Also called
- Wormley Creek Dam
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +37.21687, -76.49173 (decimal degrees)
37°13'01" N, 76°29'30" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/367645/4119973 (zone/easting/northing)
- 11 ft. above sea level
- Inventory number
- BH 96677 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- February 15, 2022: Updated by Roger Deschner: Corrected elevation 11' at top of dam. Base of dam is 0' (Sea Level).
- February 14, 2022: Added by Roger Deschner