Yorktown is a town located in Westchester County, New York, United States. It is situated about 35 miles north of New York City, and has a population of around 37,000 people. The town includes the hamlets of Yorktown Heights, Shrub Oak, Jefferson Valley, Crompond, and others. Yorktown is known for its historic landmarks, including the Yorktown Battlefield, where a pivotal battle in the American Revolutionary War was fought. The town also includes several parks and nature preserves, such as the Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park and the Teatown Lake Reservation. The town is easily accessible by several major highways, including the Taconic State Parkway and the Saw Mill River Parkway.