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Upper Merion Township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Washington’s Headquarters

 
 
Washington's Headquarters marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 22, 2007
1. Washington's Headquarters marker
Inscription.  For six months this quiet path was a congested thoroughfare. Express riders from Congress, civilians requesting passes, guards posted around the house, couriers rushing out with new orders, foreign officers seeking employment, continually jammed this road during the encampment.

At the center of the tumult was the Commander-in-Chief. From Headquarters, George Washington issued General Orders to the brigades, dictated eloquent warnings to Congress, and directed military operations from Georgia to Maine.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the George Washington Slept Here series lists.
 
Location. 40° 6.113′ N, 75° 27.696′ W. Marker is in Upper Merion Township, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Inner Line Drive and Valley Forge Road (Pennsylvania Highway
Washington's Headquarters at Valley Forge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 22, 2007
2. Washington's Headquarters at Valley Forge
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23), on the left when traveling east on Inner Line Drive. Marker is at stop five on the auto tour road of the Valley Forge National Historical Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: King of Prussia PA 19406, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War Comes to Valley Forge (within shouting distance of this marker); Did You Know? (within shouting distance of this marker); Valley Creek (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Village of Valley Forge (about 400 feet away); Remembering Valley Forge (about 500 feet away); American Icon (about 500 feet away); Commander in Chief’s Guards (about 500 feet away); Headquarters Complex (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Upper Merion Township.
 
More about this marker. The lower half of the marker is a depiction of activity outside Washington's Headquarters. On the upper right is a portrait of General George Washington, Commander-in-Chief, by Charles Wilson Peale painted while at Valley Forge. On the lower right is a map of the Headquarters area as it existed in 1778.
 
Also see . . .  Washington's Headquarters. National Park Service page detailing this site. Under the Photos and Multimedia navigation section are links to various video and audio podcasts about Valley Forge. (Submitted on February 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Closeup of Headquarters Map image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 22, 2007
3. Closeup of Headquarters Map
Valley Forge Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 22, 2007
4. Valley Forge Headquarters
General George Washington made his headquarters in this house during the Continental Army's encampment during the bitter winter of 1777-78.
Inside Washington's Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 22, 2007
5. Inside Washington's Headquarters
Gen. Washington and his staff ran the Continental Army from this room during the winter encampment of 1777-78.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,552 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   3. submitted on February 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   4, 5. submitted on February 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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