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Perryville in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Count de Rochambeau’s Troops

 
 
Count de Rochambeau's Troops Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, July 12, 2007
1. Count de Rochambeau's Troops Marker
Inscription.  Crossed the Susquehanna River in five divisions and made their 23rd camp here at the end of August 1782 on the return from Yorktown victory to the north.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust & Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Maryland Historical Trust, and the The Washington-Rochambeau Route series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1782.
 
Location. 39° 33.374′ N, 76° 4.695′ W. Marker is in Perryville, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on Main Street, ¼ mile west of River Road, on the left when traveling west. I list direction of west even though the road starts curving counterclockwise toward Perry Point entrance. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Perryville MD 21903, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Post Road - Lower Susquehanna Ferry - Rodgers' Tavern (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rodgers Tavern (about 300 feet away); Historic Rodgers Tavern
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(about 400 feet away); Perryville (about 400 feet away); Revered Son (about 400 feet away); Railroad History (approx. 0.2 miles away); The War Effort at Home: Perry Point Ammonium Nitrate Plant (approx. 0.3 miles away); A New Town along the Susquehanna (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perryville.
 
Susquehanna River image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, July 12, 2007
2. Susquehanna River
Site of Lower Susquehanna Ferry crossing. Piers of original bridge over the river are visible next to the railroad bridge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,976 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on February 15, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 12, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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