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

Fort Washington

 
 
Fort Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2009
1. Fort Washington Marker
Inscription.
About 700 feet south of this stone is an American redoubt and the site of Howe's threatened attack Dec. 6, 1777.

From here Washington's Army marched to Valley Forge.
 
Erected 1891 by Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution.
 
Location. 40° 7.872′ N, 75° 12.969′ W. Marker is in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Bethlehem Pike 0 miles south of Fort Hill Drive, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at the entrance to William Boulton Dixon American Legion Post 10. Marker is at or near this postal address: 493 Bethleham Pike, Fort Washington PA 19034, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hope Lodge (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Hope Lodge (approx. 0.4 miles away); On the Wing (approx. 0.8 miles away); Birds of a Feather (approx. 0.8 miles away); Is That an Eagle? (approx. 0.8 miles away); Helping Hands (approx. 0.8 miles away); Whitemarsh (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Atkinson Family (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Washington.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Washington State Park. (Submitted on October 22, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Fort Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 3, 2013
2. Fort Washington Marker

 
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Fort Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2009
3. Fort Washington Marker
American Legion Post memorials in background.
American Redoubt image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 3, 2013
4. American Redoubt
The American redoubt mentioned on the marker is seen here. It is located in Fort Washington State Park.
American Legion Post Memorials image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2009
5. American Legion Post Memorials
American Legion Flagpole Dedication Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2009
6. American Legion Flagpole Dedication Marker
Presented to Post No. 10 by Sons of the Legion and Jr. Aux. April 24, 1938. Dedicated by National Commander Daniel J. Doherty
British Attack on American Encampment image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 3, 2013
7. British Attack on American Encampment
The British attack on the American encampment in Whitemarsh in December 1777 is reenacted at nearby Hope Lodge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 757 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 22, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on November 3, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on October 22, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on November 3, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5, 6. submitted on October 22, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   7. submitted on November 3, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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