King of Prussia in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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The Father of our Country wears his military uniform but carries a civilian walking cane rather than his sword, which has been set aside. He stands by a farmer's plowshare, a symbol of his love of peace and agriculture. He rests his hand on a bundle of rods called fasces, a Roman symbol of civil authority. Here, the thirteen rods represent the joining of the original states and the strength gained from that unity.
George Washington, cast by Devile from original
Erected by Valley Forge National Historical Park.
Location. 40° 6.051′ N, 75° 27.62′ W. Marker is in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Valley Forge Park Road (Pennsylvania Route 23) 0.3 miles east of Gulph Road (Pennsylvania Route 3031), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1400 North Outer Line Drive, King of Prussia PA 19406, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Village of Valley Forge (within shouting distance of this marker); Headquarters Complex (within shouting distance of this marker); Commander in Chief’s Guards (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Valley Creek (about 400 feet away); Washington’s Headquarters (about 500 feet away); Remembering Valley Forge (about 500 feet away); Did You Know? (about 500 feet away); War Comes to Valley Forge (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in King of Prussia.
Also see . . . Valley Forge National Historical Park. National Park Service (Submitted on September 14, 2014.)
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
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