Southbury in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Rochambeau Route 1781-82
Erected 1993 by Southbury Historical Society.
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Washington-Rochambeau Route marker series.
Location. 41° 30.21′ N, 73° 12.736′ W. Marker is in Southbury, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street North (U.S. 6) and Dublin Hill Road, on the left when traveling north on Main Street North. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Southbury CT 06488, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bullet Hill School (approx. 1½ miles away); In Memory Of George Washington (approx. 1.7 miles away); Ancient Trading Path (approx. 1.9 miles away); Glebe House (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Common (approx. 2.4 miles away); Woodbury (approx. 2.4 miles away); Soldiers' Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Woodbury World War II Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away).
More about this marker. Historical marker at the site where General Rochambeau, in command of 5,000 French troops, camped enroute
Regarding Rochambeau Route 1781-82. General Rochambeau and his French troops landed at Newport, Rhode Island, on July 10, 1780. He was held there inactive for a year, owing to his reluctance to abandon the French fleet blockaded by the British in Narragansett Bay. At last, in July 1781, Rochambeau's force finally left Rhode Island, marching across Connecticut to join Washington on the Hudson River at Dobbs Ferry, New York. Then followed the celebrated march of the combined forces and the siege of Yorktown. On September 22, they combined with the Marquis de Lafayette's troops and forced Lord Cornwallis to surrender on October 19.
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2008, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 2,225 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 21, 2008, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.