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Portsmouth in Newport County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
 

W 3 R

 
 
W 3 R Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
1. W 3 R Marker
Inscription.
Washington
Rochambeau
Revolutionary Route
March To Victory
1781 – 1782

 
Location. 41° 37.936′ N, 71° 15.218′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, in Newport County. Marker is at the intersection of Bristol Ferry Road (Rhode Island Route 114) and Boyds Lane, on the right when traveling north on Bristol Ferry Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth RI 02871, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Portsmouth Compact (approx. half a mile away); Butts Hill Fort (approx. 1.2 miles away); Battle of Rhode Island   1778 (approx. 1½ miles away); Garden of New England (approx. 1½ miles away); Site of the Battle of Rhode Island (approx. 2.1 miles away); The 1st Rhode Island Regiment and the Battle of Rhode Island (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Black Regiment (approx. 2.2 miles away); Fort Barton (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
Also see . . .  Washington–Rochambeau Revolutionary Route website. (Submitted on October 30, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Washington & Rochambeau Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
2. Washington & Rochambeau Marker
The Washington–Rochambeau Revolutionary Route indicated by the marker is a 680-mile long series of roads and encampments that were used by George Washington’s Continental Army and French troops under Jean-Baptiste de Rochambeau during their march from nearby Newport, Rhode Island to Yorktown, Virginia in 1781.
W 3 R Marker in Newport image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
3. W 3 R Marker in Newport
Similar signs all across Rhode Island indicate the route taken by Washington and Rochambeau on their way to Yorktown, Va. This one is located about 10 miles south in downtown Newport.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 822 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 30, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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