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Hatboro in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Crooked Billet

 
 
Crooked Billet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 28, 2015
1. Crooked Billet Marker
Inscription. Named for a tavern once standing nearby. Scene of Revolutionary War clash during British occupation of Philadelphia. Militia of Gen. John Lacey, assigned to cut off British supplies, encamped here on May 1, 1778, when, surprised by British troops, they were defeated and driven off with heavy losses.
 
Erected 1965 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 11.043′ N, 75° 6.026′ W. Marker is in Hatboro, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Meadowbrook Ave.. Click for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Crooked Billet Elementary School. Marker is in this post office area: Hatboro PA 19040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Crooked Billet (a few steps from this marker); The Battle of the Crooked Billet (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hatboro World War I Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Union Library (approx. 0.8 miles away); Johnsville Naval Air Development Center (approx. 1.5 miles away); Warminster Community Park-Sandpiper (approx.
Crooked Billet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 28, 2015
2. Crooked Billet Marker
1.5 miles away); John Fitch's Steamboat (approx. 1.6 miles away); Horsham Friends Meeting Meeting House (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hatboro.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
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