King of Prussia in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Colonel 4th Penna. Infantry Battalion January 3, 1776
Brig. General Continental Army February 21, 1777 to November 3, 1783
Brevetted Major General September 30, 1783
“Resolved unanimously, that the thanks of the Congress be presented to Brig. General Wayne for his brave, prudent and soldierly conduct in the spirited and well conducted attack on Stony Point; that a gold medal emblematical of this action be struck and presented to Brig. General Wayne.”
Major General and Commander in Chief United States Army, March 5, 1792 to December 15, 1796.
“Lead Me Forward”
Wayne at Stony Point
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Chairman of the Chester County Committee 1774
Deputy to the Provincial Convention 1774
Member of the Assemby 1774 1784-1785
Delegate to the Provincial Convention 1776
Member of the Committee of Safety 1775-1776
Member of the Pennsylvania Convention to Ratify the Constitution 1787
Born in Chester Co. Pennsylvania January 1 1745
Died at Presqu’ Isle Pennsylvania December 15 1796
Erected by Commonwealth of
Location. 40° 5.207′ N, 75° 26.671′ W. Marker is in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Outer Line Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Monument is on the auto tour road in Valley Forge National Historical Park, on Outer Line Drive, just before Baptist Road. Located at stop four of the driving tour of Valley Forge. 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. Generals and Cattle Raids (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Unknown Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Pennsylvania Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Valley Forge Hut (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pennsylvania Columns (approx. 0.3 miles away); To Build a Redoubt (approx. 0.4 miles away); Poor’s Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in King of Prussia.
Also see . . . General Anthony Wayne. National Park Service biography of Wayne. (Submitted on February 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,254 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on February 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 20, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 5. submitted on February 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 6. submitted on October 1, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 7. submitted on February 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.