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Near Boswell’s Tavern in Louisa County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Marquis Road

 
 
The Marquis Road image. Click for full size.
By Franklin Bell, February 3, 2008
1. The Marquis Road
Inscription. Lafayette reopened this road in June, 1781, when moving south to intervene between Cornwallis and military stores in Albemarle County. The road has been ever since known as "The Marquis Road."
 
Erected 1928 by Virginia Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number 206-W.)
 
Location. 38° 4.269′ N, 78° 11.183′ W. Marker is near Boswell’s Tavern, Virginia, in Louisa County. Marker is at the intersection of The Marquis Road (Virginia Route 22) and James Madison Highway (U.S. 15), on the right when traveling west on The Marquis Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gordonsville VA 22942, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civilian Conservation Corps Company 2347 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Boswell’s Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away); Albemarle County/Louisa County (approx. 3.8 miles away); Orange County / Louisa County (approx. 3.8 miles away); General Thomas Sumter (approx. 4.1 miles away); Campaign of 1781 (approx. 4.1 miles away); Green Springs (approx. 4.2 miles away); In Memory of the Soldiers, Both Confederate and Union (approx. 4.2 miles away).
 
Regarding The Marquis Road.
Looking West along The Marquis Road image. Click for full size.
By Franklin Bell, February 3, 2008
2. Looking West along The Marquis Road
This marker refers to part of the key role that the Marquis de Lafayette played in the military maneuvers that led to the surrender of the British at Yorktown, Virginia on October 17, 1781, sealing the victory of the American Revolution.
 
Additional keywords. 1781 Battle of Yorktown, France,
 
Categories. Notable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismRoads & VehiclesWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2008, by Franklin Bell of Bluemont, Virginia. This page has been viewed 973 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 14, 2008, by Franklin Bell of Bluemont, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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