March Route of Rochambeau's Army: Ridgebury Road

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March Route of Rochambeau's Army: Ridgebury Road
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Ridgebury Road in 2016
March Route of Rochambeau's Army: Ridgebury Road is located in Connecticut
March Route of Rochambeau's Army: Ridgebury Road
March Route of Rochambeau's Army: Ridgebury Road is located in the US
March Route of Rochambeau's Army: Ridgebury Road
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
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 2001 study.[3]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Mary Harper and Bruce Clouette (December 5, 2002). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: March Route of Rochambeau's Army: Reservoir Road" (PDF). National Park Service.  and Accompanying four photos
  3. ^ Bruce Clouette and Mary Harper (October 22, 2001). "National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Documentation: Rochambeau's Army in Connecticut, 1780-1782 MPS" (PDF). National Park Service. 
NPS map of the W3R Route