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

Washington's Headquarters

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 2, 2009
1. Washington's Headquarters Monument
Inscription. At the house of Samuel Pennypacker, 377 yards northeast of this stone.

This stone marks the camp of Washington's Army, Pennypacker's Mills, Sept. 26-29, Oct. 5-8, 1777.

Historical Society of Montgomery Co., Pa.
Oct. 8, 1897.
 
Erected 1897 by Historical Society of Montgomery County.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
 
Location. 40° 15.139′ N, 75° 27.589′ W. Marker is in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Halderman Road and Skippack Pike (Pennsylvania Route 73), on the left when traveling east on Halderman Road. Touch for map. Monument is at entrance to Pennypacker Mills Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 Halderman Road, Schwenksville PA 19473, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pennypacker's Mill and Mansion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Augustus Lutheran Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); Reformed Church at Providence / Site of Stone Church 1835-1874 (approx. 3.9 miles away); Muhlenberg House
Washington's Headquarters Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 2, 2009
2. Washington's Headquarters Monument
(approx. 3.9 miles away); Keystone Grange #2 Old Lodge Hall (approx. 3.9 miles away); Frederick A. C. Muhlenberg (approx. 3.9 miles away); Perkiomen Bridge (approx. 4.8 miles away); Enos Benner (approx. 5.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Pennypacker Mills. (Submitted on August 14, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. From The Gazetteer of the State of New Hampshire. ...we lost also Maj. Edward Sherburn, who was slain in a daring but unsuccessful action at Germanton. (Submitted on August 14, 2009.) 
 
Categories. HeroesMilitaryNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Washington's Headquarters Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 2, 2009
3. Washington's Headquarters Monument
Looking south toward intersection of Halderman Road and Skippack Pike (PA 73).
Major Edward Sherburne Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 2, 2009
4. Major Edward Sherburne Monument
Of New Hampshire. Aide to General John Sullivan. Wounded at Germantown Oct. 4, 1777. Died Sunday evening, October 5, 1777. Monument is along Halderman Road near the entrance to Pennypacker Mills Park.
Major Edward Sherburne Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 2, 2009
5. Major Edward Sherburne Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 823 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 9, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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