Hartford in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
The First Meeting of Washington and Rochambeau
This tablet commemorates the historic first meeting of General George Washington and General Comte de Rochambeau, commander-in-chief of the French army in America, which took place September 20, 1780.
On that occasion and in a subsequent meeting the following May, was developed the strategy which resulted, at Yorktown, in victory and independence for the American Colonies.
Erected by the City of Hartford, September 20, 1946, in grateful rembrance
"Upon their appearance in the city, they were received with imposing ceremonies. The Governor's Guards, and a company of artillery, were on duty upon the occasion."
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Washington-Rochambeau Route marker series.
Location. 41° 45.953′ N, 72° 40.354′ W. Marker is in Hartford, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Main Street and Central Row, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located on the grounds of Connecticut's Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Governor's Foot Guard (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Governor's Foot Guard (here, next to this marker); William H. Putnam (a few steps from this marker); George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Jonathan Trumbull (within shouting distance of this marker); Old State House (within shouting distance of this marker); Prudence Crandall (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tower Clock (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartford.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 23, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 724 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 23, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.