Upper Merion Township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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 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.)
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 1,595 times since then and 41 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.