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Princeton in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“The Washington-Rochambeau Historic Route”

 
 
“The Washington-Rochambeau Historic Route” Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 3, 2013
1. “The Washington-Rochambeau Historic Route” Marker
Inscription.  
On this site, the allied American and French troops of Generals Washington and Le Comte de Rochambeau encamped August 29 to September 1, 1781 enroute to their
Victory at Yorktown
American independence was assured there in Virginia by the defeat and surrender of Lord Cornwallis’ British forces on October 19, 1781.

Princeton Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
October 19, 1981

 
Erected 1981 by Daughters of the American Revolution - Princeton Chapter.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the The Washington-Rochambeau Route series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is September 1, 1781.
 
Location. 40° 20.83′ N, 74° 39.948′ W. Marker is in Princeton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker is on Stockton Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located in front of Trinity Church. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Princeton NJ 08540, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. W 3 R (within shouting distance of this marker); Princeton Battle Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel John Haslet (within shouting distance of this marker); Campsite of The Army of Louis XVI, King of France (within shouting distance of this marker); New Jersey Patriots (within shouting distance of this marker); Marines in the Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Princeton Battle Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Horse Chestnut Walk (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Princeton.
 
“The Washington-Rochambeau Historic Route” Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 3, 2013
2. “The Washington-Rochambeau Historic Route” Marker
“The Washington-Rochambeau Historic Route” Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 3, 2013
3. “The Washington-Rochambeau Historic Route” Marker
Marker in Princeton image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 3, 2013
4. Marker in Princeton
The Washington-Rochambeau Historic Route marker is located across the street from the Princeton Battle Monument, seen at right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 3, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 765 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 3, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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Apr. 13, 2024