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Yorktown in York County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

French Cemetery

 
 
French Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
1. French Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  This simple cross is thought to mark the burial place of about 50 unidentified French soldiers killed during the Siege of Yorktown.
 
Erected by Colonial National Historical Park, National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 37° 12.362′ N, 76° 31.664′ W. Marker is in Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Marker is on Historical Tour Drive, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located on the Yorktown Battlefield in Colonial National Historical Park, at stop I on the Allied Encampment Tour. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yorktown VA 23690, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. French Artillery Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); French Artillery Park (about 500 feet away); The Adjutant General (about 700 feet away); Comte de Rochambeau (approx. ¼ mile away); Washington’s Headquarters
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); D’Aboville’s Headquarters (approx. 0.4 miles away); Beaver Dam Creek (approx. half a mile away); Baron De Viomenil (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yorktown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Yorktown Battlefield. National Park Service. (Submitted on September 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Yorktown 1781. A British perspective of the Battle of Yorktown from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on September 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Marker on the Yorktown Battlefield image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
2. Marker on the Yorktown Battlefield
French Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
3. French Cemetery
French Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 23, 2016
4. French Cemetery Marker
An anniversary wreath was still present at the grave at the time of this photo.
Cross Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
5. Cross Marker
Ici reposent
une cinquantaine de
soldats inconnus Francais
morts a Yorktown pour
l'independance Americaine
1781
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,436 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   4. submitted on November 30, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   5. submitted on September 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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