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Southbury in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Where Rochambeau Crossed the Housatonic River

1781   *   1954

 
 
Where Rochambeau Crossed the Housatonic River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 21, 2008
1. Where Rochambeau Crossed the Housatonic River Marker
Inscription.  
Near this point
Le Comte de Rochambeau
crossed the Housatonic River
leading the French Army
enroute to victory at Yorktown.

 
Erected 1954 by Connecticut Society Sons of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Sons of the American Revolution, and the The Washington-Rochambeau Route series lists.
 
Location. 41° 26.348′ N, 73° 14.844′ W. Marker is in Southbury, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker is on Interstate 84 (Interstate 84), on the right when traveling east. Marker is on the Rochambeau Bridge where I-84 crosses the Housatonic River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Southbury CT 06488, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Russian Village (approx. 0.7 miles away); South Britain Congregational Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Southbury World War II Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); Southbury World War I Memorial
Rochambeau Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 21, 2008
2. Rochambeau Bridge
Rochambeau Bridge, Interstate-84, over Lake Zoar connecting Southbury and Newtown, Connecticut. Lake Zoar is formed by a dam on the Housatonic River.
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(approx. 2.3 miles away); Southbury Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); Southbury (approx. 2.4 miles away); In Commemoration (approx. 3.3 miles away); Washington – Rochambeau Revolutionary Route (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southbury.
 
More about this marker. Marker is located on the pedestrian walkway fence on the southern bridge (East-bound). It is at the mid-point, between Southbury, New Haven County and Newtown, Fairfield County.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2008, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 3,770 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 21, 2008, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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