Ordinary Place, Extraordinary History
— Valley Forge National Historical Park —An iron forge was established in this remote place in the early 1700s, as there was ample water power from Valley Creek, limestone for processing iron ore, and timber to make charcoal to fuel the furnaces. Soon, dams and mill races, charcoal houses, a saw mill, grist mill, company store, and tenement houses grew up around the forge, forming the nucleus of an iron village. Eventually, the place was named for the forge it depended on: Valley Forge.
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 4:28pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 460746 N 4439078|
|Decimal Degrees||40.10108333, -75.46053333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 6.065', W 75° 27.632'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 6' 3.90" N, 75° 27' 37.92" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||484, 610, 215, 267|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 400-498 Joseph Plumb Martin Trail, King of Prussia PA 19406, US|
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