" . . . Whippany will be a good place for a halt . . . "
Washington to Rochambeau
On August 27 and 28, 1781, a 5,000-man French Army under General Count Rochambeau encamped on grounds extending northeast from here toward the Whippany River. After resting, they marched rapidly southward, in parallel with American troops led by General George Washington, to Yorktown, Virginia. There, on October 19, 1781, the combined armies forced surrender of British General Lord Cornwallis in the final major battle of the American Revolution.
Hanover Township Committee
Ronald F. Francioli, Mayor
Leonard A. Fariello ? ? ? Judy Iradi
Howard M. Olsen ? ? ? John R. Tort, Jr.
Linda A. Schramm, Chair
Robert A. Augelli ? ? ? Barbara E. Blumenfeld
Mary Lou Cirello ? ? ? Barbara Thompson Howell
Donald B. Kiddoo ? ? ? Russell W. Polo
Larry L. Sampson
Dedicated September 30, 2006