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King of Prussia in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Headquarters Complex

 
 
Headquarters Complex Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 22, 2007
1. Headquarters Complex Marker
Inscription. The headquarters house overlooking the confluence of Valley Creek and the Schuylkill River was the hub of military activity. It was from here that General Washington, with the assistance of his staff, conducted the daily routine of the army. Often there were more than twenty officers and aides present to assist the Commander-in-Chief in his duties.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 40° 6.057′ N, 75° 27.577′ W. Marker is in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Valley Forge Road (Pennsylvania Route 23), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is on the tour road in Valley Forge National Historical Park at stop 5, Washington’s Headquarters. 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. American Icon (within shouting distance of this marker); The Village of Valley Forge (within shouting distance of this marker); Commander in Chief’s Guards (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Remembering Valley Forge (about 500 feet away); Valley Creek (about
Washington's Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 22, 2007
2. Washington's Headquarters
General George Washington made his headquarters in this house during the winter encampment of 1777-78.
600 feet away); Did You Know? (about 600 feet away); Why Valley Forge? (about 600 feet away); Washington’s Headquarters (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in King of Prussia.
 
Also see . . .  Washington's Headquarters Complex. National Park Service website. (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Headquarters Complex Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 22, 2007
3. Headquarters Complex Marker
Washington and his staff ran the Continental Army from this room in the Potts House.
Life Guard Huts image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 20, 2010
4. Life Guard Huts
The Commander-in-Chief's Life Guards occupied these huts at the Headquarters Complex. They are located just east of Washington's Headquarters.
 
 
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 641 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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