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Suffern in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rochambeauís Encampment

1781 – 1782

 
 
Rochambeauís Encampment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Gross, August 8, 2010
1. Rochambeauís Encampment Marker
Inscription.
After crossing the Hudson,
Commander-in-chief of the
French army in America,
General Jean-Baptiste
Rochambeau, encamped here
with his 5000 troops en route
from Newport, R.I. to
Virginia. Joining with Gen.
Washington, the two armies
hurried to Yorktown and
forced the surrender of the
besieged British General
Cornwallis October 19, 1781.
This devastating blow proved
to be the final battle of the
American Revolution. A year
later the French troops returned
and Suffernís Tavern again
served as Rochambeauís
headquarters.
Suffern Chamber of Commerce

 
Erected by the Historical Society of Rockland County.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New York, Historical Society of Rockland County, and the The Washington-Rochambeau Route marker series.
 
Location. 41° 6.885′ N, 74° 8.976′ W. Marker is in Suffern, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Lafayette Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Washington Avenue. Touch for map. Marker was located on the west side of Washington Avenue, just south of the Soldiers Monument triangle. Marker is in this post office area: Suffern NY 10901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Rochambeauís Encampment Marker Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 29, 2009
2. Rochambeauís Encampment Marker Site
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. This Cannon “Independence” (a few steps from this marker); Soldierís Monument (a few steps from this marker); Horse Watering Trough (within shouting distance of this marker); Suffernís Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Suffern Grammar School (approx. ľ mile away); Suffern's Depot, 1841-1941 (approx. 0.4 miles away); American Brake Shoe Foundry (approx. 0.8 miles away in New Jersey); Hopper Gristmill Site (approx. 1.1 miles away in New Jersey). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Suffern.
 
More about this marker. Marker was damaged and removed. The Historical Society of Rockland County Historical Marker Program is aware and is in the process of replacing the marker.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Rochambeauís Encampment Marker Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 29, 2009
3. Rochambeauís Encampment Marker Site
The remains of the base of the marker can be seen in this photo.
Site of Suffern's Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 29, 2009
4. Site of Suffern's Tavern
Rochambeau used Suffern's Tavern, located at this site, as his headquarters during the 1781 and 1872 encampments. It is located just north of the marker.
Washington & Rochambeau Route image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 29, 2009
5. Washington & Rochambeau Route
The route taken by Washington and Rochambeau during their march to Yorktown in 1781 is marked by signs such as this one, located about a mile away in Mahwah, NJ.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 23, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,294 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 8, 2010, by Paul Gross of Staten Island, New York.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 23, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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