Verplanck in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Path to Victory
Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Nat’l Hist Trail
In 1781, the American and French allies combined their armies at a pivotal turning point in the Revolutionary War. Under the command of General George Washington and French General Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, the armies marched south to lay siege to Yorktown, Virginia. In a decisive victory, they captured the British Army under General Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis. This single campaign assured American independence.
The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail follows the routes used between 1781 and 1783 by allied American and French forces to and from the successful siege of Yorktown, Virginia. This network of roads and water trails winds over 700 miles through nine states and the District of Columbia.
Take this Revolutionary Route and explore historic sites and communities that once hosted Revolutionary War soldiers. Learn the stories of people who helped pave the way to victory and an independent United States.
For more information about this National Historic Trail, visit www.nps.gov/waro.
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A Powerful Partnership
George Washington: 1732-1799
Congress chose George Washington to command the Continental Army in 1775. His strategic insight and leadership culminated in American independence. After the
Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau: 1725-1807
The French nobleman and distinguished officer was appointed commander of the French Army sent to America in 1780 to fight the British. After success there, he continued his military career until 1792. Arrested in 1794 during the French Revolution, he was released later that year and retired to his estates.
Erected by National Park Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Washington-Rochambeau Route marker series.
Location. 41° 14.93′ N, 73° 57.845′ W. Marker is in Verplanck, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is at the intersection of Hardie Street and Broadway, on the right when traveling south on Hardie Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in Veterans Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Verplanck NY 10596, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. King’s Ferry Offered a Safe Crossing (here, next to this marker); In Grateful Remembrance (within shouting distance of this marker); The Story of a River (within shouting distance Kings Ferry (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington at Verplanck’s Point (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Kings Ferry (approx. 0.6 miles away); Post Hannock House (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Battle’s Aftermath (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Verplanck.
More about this marker. A map of the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail appears on the left side of the marker, and includes a smaller map indicating trail destinations in New York. A picture at the bottom of the marker depicts “The encampment of the French Army at East Hartford, Connecticut in 1782.” Portraits of Washington and Rochambeau accompany the sidebar.
Also see . . . The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail. (Submitted on January 30, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 30, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 30, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.