March Route of Rochambeau's Army: Ridgebury Road


March Route of Rochambeau's Army: Ridgebury Road
March Route of Rochambeau's Army: Ridgebury Road
March Route of Rochambeau's Army: Ridgebury Road is located in Connecticut
Location: Ridgebury Road, from intersection with Old Stagecoach S, Ridgefield, Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°20′36″N 73°31′47″W / 41.34333°N 73.52972°W / 41.34333; -73.52972Coordinates: 41°20′36″N 73°31′47″W / 41.34333°N 73.52972°W / 41.34333; -73.52972
Area: 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built: 1781
Governing body: Local
MPS: Rochambeau's Army in Connecticut, 1780-1782 MPS
NRHP Reference#: 03000313[1]
Added to NRHP: June 6, 2003

March Route of Rochambeau's Army: Ridgebury Road is a historic site in Ridgefield, Connecticut. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.[1]

It is along the march route taken by French commander Rochambeau's troops in 1781.

It's a 1600 foot section of the Ridgebury Road, and the defined property is about 50 feet wide, running from stone walls on either side. It is known with certainty to have been traversed by Rochambeau's army in 1781, and the current appearance in this section is much the same now as it was then.[2]

It's one of multiple properties whose possible listing on the National Register was covered in a study.[3]

See also

References

NPS map of the W3R Route

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