King of Prussia in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Valley Forge farms were generally prosperous; the area had been cleared and settled since the early 1700s. When the army arrived, many nearby homes and farmhouses were converted to military use. While political loyalties were divided, most civilians simply wished to be left free of the conflict.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 40° 5.152′ N, 75° 27.221′ W. Marker is in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Valley Creek Road (Pennsylvania Route 252), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is on the tour road in Valley Forge National Historical Park, between stops 4 and 5. Marker is in this post office area: King of Prussia PA 19406, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Knox’s Quarters (within shouting distance of this Virginia (approx. 0.4 miles away); To Build a Redoubt (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Memory of Unknown Soldiers (approx. half a mile away); Quarters of Major General William Alexander (approx. half a mile away); Anthony Wayne (approx. half a mile away); Generals and Cattle Raids (approx. half a mile away); Upper Forge Site (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in King of Prussia.
More about this marker. The left of the marker contains an illustration of the changes that the house has undergone over the years. Indicated are how it appeared in ca. 1771, ca. 1825-1925 and the 1975 reconstruction. The upper right of the marker contains a portrait of General Henry Knox. Below this is a map showing the location of the marker and of the houses that served as headquarters of other American generals. It has a caption of “Four generals were housed in this area: Henry Knox, William Maxwell, Lord Stirling, and the Marquis de Lafayette.”
Also see . . . Valley Forge National Historical Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 545 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.