Downtown in Hartford in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
On September 20, 1780
Waits General George Washington,
Commander-in-Chief of the American Armies
During the American Colonies' Revolution
Against Great Britain.
He has come with Governor Trumbull and
Connecticut's Patriots to greet the French Armies
under Rochambeau, Admiral de Tirney,
de Grasse and La Fayette.
The two armies form an alliance
that will bring about an independent
United States of America.
This place marks the beginning of
the Rochambeau Trail that leads to
the defeat of the dreaded British General,
Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown.
George Washington sculpture by Randy Nelson, 1996
Made possible through a grant from
The Hartford Courant Foundation.
Erected 1996 by The Hartford Courant Foundation.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1768.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Main Street, Hartford CT 06103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old State House (here, next to this marker); The Tower Clock (here, next to this marker); The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut (here, next to this marker); Alexis de Tocqueville (a few steps from this marker); Jonathan Trumbull (a few steps from this marker); Governor's Foot Guard (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Meeting of Washington and Rochambeau (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Governor's Foot Guard (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartford.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 10, 2023. It was originally submitted on February 18, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 873 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 18, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.