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Williamsburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Washington–Rochambeau Route

 
 
Washington – Rochambeau Route Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 10, 2008
1. Washington – Rochambeau Route Marker
Inscription.
Generals Washington and Rochambeau and their staffs arrived in Williamsburg on September 14, 1781. Here they gathered their troops and supplies prior to laying siege to Cornwallis at Yorktown 12 miles away on September 28, 1781.
The marking of this route is a gift from the French government.
Committee of the Bicentennial 1776-1976.
(Original sign destroyed in 2000, replaced by
Department of Historic Resources, 2004)

 
Erected 2004 by Department of Historic Resources.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Washington-Rochambeau Route marker series.
 
Location. 37° 17.98′ N, 76° 43.652′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Virginia. Marker is on Richmond Road (U.S. 60), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eastern State Hospital (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Eastern State Hospital (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Balloon Flight in Virginia (approx. 1.9 miles away); College Camp
Washington – Rochambeau Route Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 10, 2008
2. Washington – Rochambeau Route Marker
This marker is located north of Colonial Williamsburg. The photo looks in the direction followed by the American and French troops in 1781.
(approx. 2.2 miles away); Alumni of the College of William and Mary (approx. 2.2 miles away); Priorities of the College of William and Mary (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Christopher Wren Building (approx. 2.2 miles away); In Gallia Nati Mortui in Virginia (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Also see . . .  The Washington - Rochambeau Trail. Account of the March to Torktown from the Sons of Liberty Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution website. (Submitted on August 10, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in Williamsburg image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 10, 2008
3. Marker in Williamsburg
After feinting an attack on British held New York City, Washington and Rochambeau marched south in 1781, where they eventually met and defeated Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, essentially ending the Revolutionary War.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,154 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 10, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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