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Washington-Rochambeau Route

 
 
Washington-Rochambeau Route Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 20, 2013
1. Washington-Rochambeau Route Marker
Inscription.  General Washington and the French troops under General Rochambeau began the siege of Great Britain's General Cornwallis at Yorktown on September 28, 1781. Cornwallis surrendered his army on October 19 after a siege of 21 days.
 
Erected 1976 by French Government, Committee of the Bicentennial.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in 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 28, 1781.
 
Location. 37° 14.382′ N, 76° 31.389′ W. Marker is in Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Marker is on Old Williamsburg Road (Virginia Route 1020) 0.3 miles south of Fusiliers Redoubt Ramp, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yorktown VA 23690, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. French Trench (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named French Trench (about 600 feet away); The Washington – Rochambeau Route to Victory
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(about 700 feet away); Fusiliers Redoubt (approx. 0.2 miles away); Naval Weapons Station (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Yorktown Windmill (approx. 0.7 miles away); John Smith Explores the Chesapeake (approx. 0.7 miles away); Join the Adventure (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yorktown.
 
Washington-Rochambeau Route Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 20, 2013
2. Washington-Rochambeau Route Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 549 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 21, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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