Suffern in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
1781 – 1782
Commander-in-chief of the
French army in America,
Rochambeau, encamped here
with his 5000 troops en route
from Newport, R.I. to
Virginia. Joining with Gen.
Washington, the two armies
hurried to Yorktown and
forced the surrender of the
besieged British General
Cornwallis October 19, 1781.
This devastating blow proved
to be the final battle of the
American Revolution. A year
later the French troops returned
and Suffernís Tavern again
served as Rochambeauís
Suffern Chamber of Commerce
Erected by the Historical Society of Rockland County.
Marker series. This marker is included in the New York, Historical Society of Rockland County, and the The Washington-Rochambeau Route marker series.
Location. 41° 6.885′ N, 74° 8.976′ W. Marker is in Suffern, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Lafayette Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Washington Avenue. Click for map. Marker was located on the west side of Washington Avenue, just south of the Soldiers Monument triangle. Marker is in this post office area: Suffern NY 10901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. This Cannon “Independence” (a few steps from this marker); Soldierís Monument (a few steps from this marker); Horse Watering Trough (within shouting distance of this marker); Suffernís Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Suffern Grammar School (approx. ľ mile away); Suffern's Depot, 1841-1941 (approx. 0.4 miles away); American Brake Shoe Foundry (approx. 0.8 miles away in New Jersey); Hopper Gristmill Site (approx. 1.1 miles away in New Jersey). Click for a list of all markers in Suffern.
More about this marker. Marker was damaged and removed. The Historical Society of Rockland County Historical Marker Program is aware and is in the process of replacing the marker.
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
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