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Marquis de La Fayette

 
 
Marquis de La Fayette Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 19, 2011
1. Marquis de La Fayette Marker
Inscription.
Marquis de La Fayette
Where You Are Standing
On September, 1824
Arrives the Marquis de La Fayette in Daniel Wadsworth's carriage drawn by four white horses. Hartford's citizens shout hurrahs, wave banners and throw garlands of flowers at the feet of this revered hero of the American Revolution. Veterans believe it was this noble Frenchman's armies that secured Connecticut's coastline and forced Lord Cornwallis' defeat at Yorktown. Passing through the evergreen archways, La Fayette is brought to the Senate Chamber in this building to receive a gold medal from Hartford's grateful children and become an honorary citizen of the city.

La Fayette sculpture by Randy Nelson, 1996
Made possible by a grant from The Hartford Courant Foundation
 
Erected 1996.
 
Location. 41° 45.954′ N, 72° 40.377′ W. Marker is in Hartford, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is at the intersection of Central Row and Main Street, on the right when traveling west on Central Row. Click for map. Located in front of Connecticut's Old State House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Main Street, Hartford CT 06103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Marquis de La Fayette Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 19, 2011
2. Marquis de La Fayette Marker
. Prudence Crandall (here, next to this marker); Washington – Rochambeau Revolutionary Route (a few steps from this marker); The First Meeting of Washington and Rochambeau (within shouting distance of this marker); Governor's Foot Guard (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Governor's Foot Guard (within shouting distance of this marker); World's First Pay Telephone (within shouting distance of this marker); Old State House (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Hartford.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Steps to Connecticut's Old State House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 19, 2011
3. Steps to Connecticut's Old State House
The Marquis de La Fayette marker is to the left of the steps.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 464 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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