Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Mount Vernon in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Washington-Rochambeau Route

 
 
Washington-Rochambeau Route Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, January 15, 2007
1. Washington-Rochambeau Route Marker
Inscription. General Washington, in 1781, rode 60 miles in one day from Baltimore to Mount Vernon, which he had not visited for over 6 years. General Rochambeau arrived next day with his and Washington’s staff. They spent Sept. 10 and 11 at Mount Vernon before going on to Fredericksburg.

The Marking of this Route is a gift from the French Government, Committee of the Bicentennial, 1776–1976.
 
Erected 1976 by the French Government, Committee of the Bicentennial.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Washington-Rochambeau Route marker series.
 
Location. 38° 42.722′ N, 77° 5.306′ W. Marker is in Mount Vernon, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Mount Vernon Memorial Highway 0.1 miles west of Mount Vernon Highway, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alexandria VA 22309, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Washington-Rochambeau Route to Victory (here, next to this marker); Mount Vernon Estate (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mount Vernon Memorial Highway (approx. 0.2 miles away); Origin of the Purple Heart Trail
Wide View of the Washington-Rochambeau Route Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, January 27, 2007
2. Wide View of the Washington-Rochambeau Route Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Park and Parkway (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to Mount Vernon (approx. 0.3 miles away); Powel Coach (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tomb of Washington (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Memory of the Many Faithful Colored Servants (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mount Vernon's Slave Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Vernon.
 
More about this marker. There is another one of these markers north of Fredericksburg and one at the Yorktown Victory Center.
 
Regarding Washington-Rochambeau Route. In 1980 the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia specified for portions of the State Highway System between Historic Mount Vernon and the Bicentennial Victory Center in Yorktown to be known as the Washington-Rochambeau Highway and for signs to indicate the designated route.

In 2000 the United States Congress passed and the President signed the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Heritage Act for a study to mark and preserve the 600 mile route taken by the Revolutionary and French Armies from Rhode Island to victory at Yorktown in Virginia, and the French Army’s return to Boston.
 
Also see . . .  Washington-Rochambeau’s Route. (Submitted on March 5, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 5, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 1,794 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 5, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement