King of Prussia in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Are the British Coming?
A Commanding View
Look down this hill. Imagine you are a soldier on the lookout for British soldiers approaching from Philadelphia. In 1777, this view was completely open, with no trees or buildings. The miles-long view from this hilltop made this a well protected defensive location for the Continental Army. Take a look through this frame to appreciate the soldiers’ view over the road from Philadelphia, which lies about 20 miles southeast.
This long view would have provided a critical early warning of the advancing army. General William Howe’s British forces were cautious about the strength of the American position here, however. They never made the one-day march to attack Valley Forge.
Erected by Valley Forge National Historical Park, National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
Location. 40° 5.917′ N, 75° 25.479′ W. Marker is in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from North Outer Line Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in Valley Forge National Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. On the Lookout (within shouting distance of this marker); Protection from Attack (within shouting distance of this marker); Advance Redoubt (within shouting distance of this marker); Greene’s Division (within shouting distance of this marker); A City of Huts (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Log City (about 500 feet away); Winter Encampment (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Greene’s Division (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in King of Prussia.
More about this marker. A picture on the right side of the marker shows two Continental soldiers looking towards Philadelphia from the redoubt.
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 16, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.