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Hanover in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Washington-Rochambeau Route

 
 
Washington-Rochambeau Route Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 2, 2009
1. Washington-Rochambeau Route Marker
Inscription. General Washington and General Rochambeau passed her on Sept. 13, 1781 on their way to victory at Yorktown. One mile south, they turned east on state rout 605.

The marking of this route is a gift from the French Government. Committee of the Bicentennial 1776-1976
 
Erected by French Government, Committee of the Bicentennial 1776-1976.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Washington-Rochambeau Route marker series.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 37° 45.769′ N, 77° 22.029′ W. Marker was in Hanover, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker was on Hanover Courthouse Road (U.S. 301) 0.2 miles north of Depot Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Hanover VA 23069, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Hanover Confederate Soldiers Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Hanover Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Hanover Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Hanover Tavern (within shouting distance of
Washington-Rochambeau Route Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 2, 2009
2. Washington-Rochambeau Route Marker
this marker); a different marker also named Hanover Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Patrick Henry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Hanover Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); The Colonial River Road (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hanover.
 
More about this marker. Marker has been removed by Hanover Court with permission of Preservation Virginia due to inaccuracy, is in possession of the Hanover County Historical Society. Washington, Rochambeau, Chastellux and their staff officers did not travel through Hanover County in their movement from Newport, RI to Yorktown, VA. They left Mount Vernon on 12 Sep 1781 enroute to Fredericksburg, spending the night there. 13 Sep 1781, they proceeded to Aylett(s) (Col.) via Bowling Green to Aylett(s) spending night at Col. Aylett's Fairfield. 14 Sep 1781 proceeded to Williamsburg, crossing the Pamunkey River via Ruffin's Ferry from King and Queen into New Kent County. Thus no Hanover route. Washington (in Nov 1781) and Rochambeau (in Feb 1781) did come though Hanover Courthouse on return from Yorktown.
Source:
Hanover Court House image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 2, 2009
3. Hanover Court House
Revolutionary War Road and Transportation Survey in the Commonwealth of Virginia, 1781 - 1782 by Robert A. Selig (2010). Partners review copies published for review, undergoing final revisions. (Lengthy, comprehensive study.)

 
Also see . . .
1. Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route. (Submitted on February 5, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Virginia Washington - Rochambeau Route (September 1781). (Submitted on February 5, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 5, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 969 times since then and 64 times this year. Last updated on November 29, 2013, by Art Taylor of Beaverdam, Va 23015. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 5, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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