Newport in Newport County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
Memorial to the French Fleet
Near this spot
the French army of 6000 men
led by General Rochambeau
in the War for Independence
first set foot upon American soil
July XIII 1780
[ East side : ]
I welcome the news
of your arrival
A new mark of friendship
from his most Christian Majesty
[ West side : ]
Erected by the
Newport Historical Society
Gift of Roderick Terry
[ North side : ]
Stone 19.5 " x 17.5" 1780
Erected 1928 by Newport Historical Society.
Location. 41° 28.605′ N, 71° 19.294′ W. Marker is in Newport, Rhode Island, in Newport County. Marker is on Wellington Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located at the waterfront in Kings Park. Marker is in this post office area: Newport RI 02840, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rochambeau (a few steps from this marker); Newport Harbor (within shouting distance of this marker); J. Joseph M. Martin (approx. half a mile away); The Elms & Its Neighbors: The Battle for Historic Preservation Old St. Mary’s Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Isaac Bell House & Its Neighbors: Progressive Architecture (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fort Adams (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named Fort Adams (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport.
More about this marker. Monument is a pyramid-shaped structure topped with a tripod decorated with sea horses and laurels.
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 638 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on November 1, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.