Williamsburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
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.
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 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. • Military • Notable Events • War, US Revolutionary •
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 1,157 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 10, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.