“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Lafayette’s Encampment

March – April 1781

Lafayette's Encampment Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 30, 2003
1. Lafayette's Encampment Marker
Inscription. During the Revolutionary War, 1200 Continental Light Infantrymen under the command of Marquis de Lafayette encamped on the rise behind this sign en route to the decisive battle in Yorktown, Va. They arrived in Annapolis from Head of Elk by a flotilla of Maryland ships under the command of Commodore James Nicholson.
Erected by Eastport Historical Committee, Maryland Historical Trust.
Location. 38° 58.297′ N, 76° 29.12′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on 6th Street 0.2 miles south of Compromise Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to Eastport (within shouting distance of this marker); Eastport Veterans Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Tale of Three Bridges (about 700 feet away); Arnold C. Gay (about 700 feet away); The Old Farmhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Three Great Boat Yards, One Location (approx. ¼ mile away); The Charles Carroll House
Marker, with Annapolis in the background image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 13, 2008
2. Marker, with Annapolis in the background
(approx. ¼ mile away); The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary Under the Title of the Immaculate Conception (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
Categories. Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,678 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 11, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   2. submitted on March 13, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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