Near Chester in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Narragansett Bay to Yorktown
After an encampment of several days in Philadelphia where French troops passed in review before Congress, the French and American armies moved toward Wilmington [Delaware] by the Chester Pike known then as the King’s Highway. They encamped here on September 5, 1781.
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 39° 51.517′ N, 75° 21.162′ W. Marker is near Chester, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is on Morton Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1055 Morton Avenue, Chester PA 19013, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sun Village War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); Colonial Courthouse (approx. 0.8 miles away); Chester Fire Department (approx. 0.8 miles away); Swedish Colonists (approx. 0.8 miles away); Viet Nam (approx. 0.8 miles away); Washington House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Swedish Burial Ground (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
Also see . . . Revolutionary Route of Rochambeau. (Submitted on July 14, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Military • Politics • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 316 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 14, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.