Officer's Quarters

Officer's Quarters (HMJ86)

Location: Wayne, PA 19087 Chester County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 5.152', W 75° 27.221'

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In contrast to soldiers' log huts, officers' quarters appear lavish. But the present houses look significantly different from encampment days. Architectural modifications have more than doubled the size of General Henry Knox's "quarters." Though a number of officers began the encampment in local farmhouses, many (including Knox) later moved into huts to be closer to their men.

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Valley Forge farms were generally prosperous; the area had been cleared and settled since the early 1700s. When the army arrived, many nearby homes and farmhouses were converted to military use. While political loyalties were divided, most civilians simply wished to be left free of the conflict.
HM NumberHMJ86
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 8:46am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 461322 N 4437386
Decimal Degrees40.08586667, -75.45368333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 5.152', W 75° 27.221'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 5' 9.12" N, 75° 27' 13.26" W
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Area Code(s)215, 610, 484
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 110 Valley Creek Rd, Wayne PA 19087, US
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