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

Knox’s Quarters

John Brown Farm

 
 
Knox’s Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 20, 2010
1. Knox’s Quarters Marker
Inscription. Brigadier General Henry Knox, Washington’s 27 year old artillery chief, used as his quarters the small stone section of this house. Located upstream on Valley Creek from Washington’s Headquarters, this was the farm home of John Brown and his family. As was typical in the area, the small stone house was increased in size to meet the needs of a larger family and as a show of wealth.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 40° 5.169′ N, 75° 27.217′ W. Marker is in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Valley Forge Road (Pennsylvania Route 252), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is on the tour road in Valley Forge National Historical Park, between stops 4 and 5. 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. Officer’s Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia (approx. 0.4 miles away); To Build a Redoubt (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Memory of Unknown Soldiers (approx. half a mile away); Quarters of Major General William Alexander (approx.
Marker in Valley Forge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 20, 2010
2. Marker in Valley Forge
half a mile away); Anthony Wayne (approx. half a mile away); Upper Forge Site (approx. half a mile away); Generals and Cattle Raids (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in King of Prussia.
 
More about this marker. A portrait of Brigadier General Henry Knox appears on the left of the marker.
 
Also see . . .  Henry Knox and Knox's Quarters. National Park Service website. (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker at the John Brown Farm image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 20, 2010
3. Marker at the John Brown Farm
Knox’s Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 20, 2010
4. Knox’s Quarters Marker
Knox’s Quarters image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 20, 2010
5. Knox’s Quarters
Gen. Henry Knox used this house as his headquarters during the Continental Army's winter encampment of 1777-78.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 722 times since then and 10 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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