Near Phoenixville in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Village of Valley Forge
Village settled by the workers at iron forge begun in 1742. The forge and part of village were burned by the British army in 1777. Washington's quarters during the winter of 1777-78 were in the Isaac Potts' house, a part of the original village.
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 40° 6.062′ N, 75° 28.47′ W. Marker is near Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is on Valley Forge Road (Route 23), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Phoenixville PA 19460, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. To Marylanders Who Served Here (approx. 0.4 miles away); Horse-Shoe Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Village of Valley Forge (approx. 0.6 miles away); To Honor the Maker of First American Flag (approx. 0.6 miles away); Honor Court to Brigadier General Lachlan McIntosh (approx. 0.6 miles away); George Washington’s Coffee Bean Tree (approx. 0.6 miles away); Valley Creek (approx. 0.7 miles away); Washington’s Headquarters (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Phoenixville.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 387 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 19, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.