The British RaidJust upstream is the site of the Valley Forge, for which this area was named. The Continental Army used the forge to store foods and weapons. Three months before the winter encampment, the British swept through on September 18, 1777 and burned the forge and other buildings. Much-needed supplies were lost, despite the desperate attempt of a small Continental force to transport them across the Schuylkill River to safety. The British fired some parting shots at the fleeing rebels, killing one man. This small skirmish would be the only fighting to take place at Valley Forge.
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 3:07am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 460678 N 4439208|
|Decimal Degrees||40.10225000, -75.46135000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 6.135', W 75° 27.681'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 6' 8.10" N, 75° 27' 40.86" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||484, 610, 215, 267|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3020 Valley Creek Rd, King of Prussia PA 19406, US|
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