Winter Encampment

Winter Encampment (HM5L1)

Location: Wayne, PA 19087 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 5.827', W 75° 25.516'

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December 19, 1777 - June 19, 1778

The countryside was stripped of trees. All available wood went to build and heat the city of huts that crowded this ridge.

When the Continental Army wintered here, every acre was heavily used - for entrenchments, stock pens, an artillery park, and parade grounds. Fields turned to mud. Within decades after the war, the scene had returned to woodlots and farmland. The tour route circles the encampment, now marked by earthworks and monuments.
HM NumberHM5L1
Placed ByValley Forge National Historical Park, National Park Service, Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 10:47pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 463750 N 4438622
Decimal Degrees40.09711667, -75.42526667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 5.827', W 75° 25.516'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 5' 49.62" N, 75° 25' 30.96" W
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Area Code(s)215, 610, 484
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 147-207 N Outer Line Dr, Wayne PA 19087, US
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