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King of Prussia in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Major General Friedrich Wilhelm Baron von Steuben

 
 
Major General Friedrich Wilhelm Baron von Steuben Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 20, 2010
1. Major General Friedrich Wilhelm Baron von Steuben Marker
Inscription.
Erected by the
National German
American Alliance,   1915

 
Erected 1915 by National German American Alliance.
 
Location. 40° 6.186′ N, 75° 26.797′ W. Marker is in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Valley Forge Park Road (Pennsylvania Route 23), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is on the tour road in Valley Forge National Historical Park, at stop 9. 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. Training for Victory (here, next to this marker); The Grand Parade (a few steps from this marker); Varnum’s Quarters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Huntington’s Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Huntington’s Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); “Crowded and Very Sickly” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Varnum’s Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1st and 2nd Rhode Island Regiments (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in King of Prussia.
 
Also see . . .  General von Steuben. National Park Service website. (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Baron von Steuben Marker Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 22, 2007
2. Baron von Steuben Marker Statue
This bronze statue of Gen. von Steuben is 8½ feet tall and stands upon a 6 foot 8 inch granite pedestal. It was sculpted by J. Otto Schweizer and was dedicated on October 9, 1915. It was moved to this site on September 10, 1979 from a location near the statue of Gen. Anthony Wayne on Outer Line Drive.
 
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Major General von Steuben image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 20, 2010
3. Major General von Steuben
Closeup of von Steuben Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 20, 2010
4. Closeup of von Steuben Plaque
General von Steuben drilling Washington’s Army at Valley Forge
Sculptor's Mark image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 20, 2010
5. Sculptor's Mark
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,553 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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