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Near Phoenixville in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Village of Valley Forge

 
 
Village of Valley Forge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, January 3, 2011
1. Village of Valley Forge Marker
Inscription.
Village settled by the workers at iron forge begun in 1742. The forge and part of village were burned by the British army in 1777. Washington's quarters during the winter of 1777-78 were in the Isaac Potts' house, a part of the original village.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 6.062′ N, 75° 28.47′ W. Marker is near Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is on Valley Forge Road (Route 23), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Phoenixville PA 19460, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. To Marylanders Who Served Here (approx. 0.4 miles away); Horse-Shoe Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Village of Valley Forge (approx. 0.6 miles away); To Honor the Maker of First American Flag (approx. 0.6 miles away); Honor Court to Brigadier General Lachlan McIntosh (approx. 0.6 miles away); George Washington’s Coffee Bean Tree (approx. 0.6 miles away); Valley Creek (approx. 0.7 miles away); Washington’s Headquarters (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Phoenixville.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable PlacesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Village of Valley Forge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, January 3, 2011
2. Village of Valley Forge Marker
The Flag in the center of this photo is HUGE it is flying from a cell phone tower disguised as a flagpole. It is the flagpole of The Freedom Foundation.
Village of Valley Forge Roadside Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, January 3, 2011
3. Village of Valley Forge Roadside Marker
This photo was taken from the creek bed, there is no room to stop near this marker. Even walking on the road you take your life in your hands, as there is no more than a 25 inch shoulder.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 365 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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