Near Chester in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Narragansett Bay to Yorktown
After an encampment of several days in Philadelphia where French troops passed in review before Congress, the French and American armies moved toward Wilmington [Delaware] by the Chester Pike known then as the King’s Highway. They encamped here on September 5, 1781.
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Military • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1990.
Location. 39° 51.517′ N, 75° 21.162′ W. Marker is near Chester, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is on Morton Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1055 Morton Avenue, Chester PA 19013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sun Village War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Anna E. Broomall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); Eddystone: A True Factory Town (approx. 0.6 miles away); Eddystone Rifle Plant (approx. 0.7 miles away); Chester Fire Department (approx. 0.8 miles away); Swedish Colonists (approx. 0.8 miles away); Viet Nam (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
Also see . . . Revolutionary Route of Rochambeau. (Submitted on July 14, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 546 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 14, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.