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Mount Vernon in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Washington-Rochambeau Route

 
 
Washington-Rochambeau Route Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Roger Dean Meyer, January 15, 2007
1. Washington-Rochambeau Route Marker
Inscription.  General Washington, in 1781, rode 60 miles in one day from Baltimore to Mount Vernon, which he had not visited for over 6 years. General Rochambeau arrived next day with his and Washington’s staff. They spent Sept. 10 and 11 at Mount Vernon before going on to Fredericksburg.

The Marking of this Route is a gift from the French Government, Committee of the Bicentennial, 1776–1976.
 
Erected 1976 by the French Government, Committee of the Bicentennial.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesWar, 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 10, 1799.
 
Location. 38° 42.722′ N, 77° 5.306′ W. Marker is in Mount Vernon, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, 0.1 miles west of Mount Vernon Highway, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alexandria VA 22309, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this
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marker. Ona Judge (here, next to this marker); The Washington-Rochambeau Route to Victory (here, next to this marker); Mount Vernon Estate (within shouting distance of this marker); Gateway to the Nation's Capital (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Soil Improvements (about 400 feet away); George Washington's Mount Vernon (approx. 0.2 miles away); "The Texas Gate" (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Mount Vernon Memorial Highway (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named "The Texas Gate" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Origin of the Purple Heart Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Vernon.
 
More about this marker. There is another one of these markers north of Fredericksburg and one at the Yorktown Victory Center.
 
Regarding Washington-Rochambeau Route. In 1980 the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia specified for portions of the State Highway System between Historic Mount Vernon and the Bicentennial Victory Center in Yorktown to be known as the Washington-Rochambeau Highway and for signs to indicate the designated route.

In 2000 the United States Congress passed and the President signed the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Heritage
Wide View of the Washington-Rochambeau Route Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Roger Dean Meyer, January 27, 2007
2. Wide View of the Washington-Rochambeau Route Marker
Act for a study to mark and preserve the 600 mile route taken by the Revolutionary and French Armies from Rhode Island to victory at Yorktown in Virginia, and the French Army’s return to Boston.
 
Also see . . .  Washington-Rochambeau’s Route. (Submitted on March 5, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 5, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 2,120 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 5, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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