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Perryville in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Count de Rochambeauís Troops

 
 
Count de Rochambeau's Troops Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, July 12, 2007
1. Count de Rochambeau's Troops Marker
Inscription. Crossed the Susquehanna River in five divisions and made their 23rd camp here at the end of August 1782 on the return from Yorktown victory to the north.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust & Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Washington-Rochambeau Route marker series.
 
Location. 39° 33.374′ N, 76° 4.695′ W. Marker is in Perryville, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on Main Street 2 miles west of River Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Perryville MD 21903, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Post Road: Lower Susquehanna Ferry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rodgers Tavern (about 300 feet away); Perryville (about 400 feet away); Revered Son (about 400 feet away); Under Attack (approx. 0.7 miles away); Susquehanna Lower Ferry (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Lock House (approx. ĺ mile away); Rochambeau Plaza (approx. ĺ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perryville.
 
Categories. War, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels
 
Susquehanna River image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, July 12, 2007
2. Susquehanna River
Site of Lower Susquehanna Ferry crossing. Piers of original bridge over the river are visible next to the railroad bridge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,682 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 12, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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