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

Site of the Marquee

 
 
Site of the Marquee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 20, 2010
1. Site of the Marquee Marker
Inscription.
On this spot General Washington erected his campaign tent (marquee) when he entered Valley Forge December 19, 1777. He occupied this tent until December 24, 1777, when he moved his headquarters to the Potts House at the junction of Valley Creek and Schuylkill River.
 
Location. 40° 5.884′ N, 75° 27.268′ W. Marker is in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Inner Line Drive, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is on the tour road in Valley Forge National Historical Park, between stops 8 and 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. New Jersey Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sullivanís Division (about 300 feet away); Gen. Lachlan McIntosh (approx. 0.3 miles away); Headquarters Complex (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Pointed Defense (approx. 0.4 miles away); American Icon (approx. 0.4 miles away); Delaware Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Schoolhouse (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in King of Prussia.
 
Also see . . .  Valley Forge National Historical Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Marker in Valley Forge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 20, 2010
2. Marker in Valley Forge
 
 
Categories. Notable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on Inner Line Drive image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 20, 2010
3. Marker on Inner Line Drive
Washington's Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 20, 2010
4. Washington's Headquarters
George Washington used the house of Isaac Potts as his headquarters after vacating his marquee. It is located about ½ mile northwest of the marker.
Washington's Marquee image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
5. Washington's Marquee
Washington's actual Marquee tent is on display at Yorktown National Historical Park. It is the only known remaining 18th century American officer's tent.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 601 times since then and 11 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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