King of Prussia in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
War Comes to Valley Forge
The British Raid
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 40° 6.135′ N, 75° 27.681′ W. Marker is in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Valley Forge Road (Pennsylvania Route 23), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in Valley Forge National Historical Park, in the Washington’s Headquarters area. Marker is in this post office area: King of Prussia PA 19406, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Did You Know? (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington’s Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Remembering Valley Forge Valley Creek (about 400 feet away); The Village of Valley Forge (about 500 feet away); Commander in Chief’s Guards (about 500 feet away); American Icon (about 600 feet away); Headquarters Complex (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in King of Prussia.
More about this marker. The marker contains illustrations of workers forging a cannon and of British soldiers putting the torch to the forge. Also present on the marker is a photograph of excavation of the forge, with the caption “When the forge was excavated by archeologists in the 1920s, charred timbers from the arson lay among the cannon balls, bars of pig iron, stove plates, and hardware that were found.”
Also see . . . Valley Forge National Historical Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on March 20, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
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