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Near Woodbridge in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Washington ~ Rochambeau Wagon Route

 
 
Washington ~ Rochambeau Wagon Route Marker image. Click for full size.
February 12, 2011
1. Washington ~ Rochambeau Wagon Route Marker
Inscription. In September 1781, General George Washington directed the repair and clearing of roads leading to and from Wolf Run Shoals, the main ford of the Occoquan River, located seven miles upstream from the main ferry at Colchester. Prince William and Fairfax militia men accomplished this arduous task, allowing Washington's Continental Army and Rochambeauís French Expeditionary Force, complete with wagon trains and artillery, to cross Occoquan on September 27, 1781, en route to the Battle of Yorktown. The road and ford continued to be used after the Revolutionary War. During the Civil War, defensive trenches and artillery batteries guarded the crossing. The ford became part of State Road 610 until flooded by the construction of Ryons Hydroelectric Dam in the late 1920s.
 
Erected 2006 by Prince William County Historical Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Washington-Rochambeau Route, and the Virginia, Prince William County Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 38° 42.96′ N, 77° 21.576′ W. Marker is near Woodbridge, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Wolf Run Shoals Road, on the right. Click for map. Marker is located at Wolf Run Shoals Road, Overlook cul-de-sac. Marker is in this post office area: Woodbridge VA 22192, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Washington ~ Rochambeau Wagon Route Marker image. Click for full size.
February 12, 2011
2. Washington ~ Rochambeau Wagon Route Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wolf Run Shoals (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bacon Race Church and Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away); Military Operations (approx. 1.7 miles away); Bacon Race Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Oak Grove - Bacon Race Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Freedom Park (approx. 2.6 miles away); 9/11 Liberty Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Roll of Honor (approx. 2.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Woodbridge.
 
Also see . . .  the National Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association, Inc. (Submitted on February 12, 2011.)
 
Categories. War, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary
 
Washington Rochambeau Wagon Route sign image. Click for full size.
February 12, 2011
3. Washington Rochambeau Wagon Route sign
September 27, 1781
View of the Occoquan River from Overlook image. Click for full size.
February 12, 2011
4. View of the Occoquan River from Overlook
From near the area of Wolf Run Shoals ford.
 
 
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