The Camp's Road System

The Camp's Road System (HMJA8)

Location: King of Prussia, PA 19406 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 5.685', W 75° 26.879'

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Adapting to the terrain, the arriving army used peaceful farm roads as lines of communication within the sprawling encampment. Livestock, commissary wagons, and troops dragging firewood quickly turned roads into rivers of mud. After Sullivan's Bridge was completed, this road led north across the Schuylkill River to the army's supply staging area.

Dragoons (cavalry) were the camp's messengers and lookouts. Through dragoons sometimes galloped these roads, carrying letters from General Washington, they more often patrolled between Valley Forge and Philadelphia, scouting for British troop movements. Since dragoons demanded frequent remounts, local farmers learned to hide their best horses.
HM NumberHMJA8
Placed ByNational Park System
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 12:06am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 461813 N 4438369
Decimal Degrees40.09475000, -75.44798333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 5.685', W 75° 26.879'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 5' 41.10" N, 75° 26' 52.74" W
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Area Code(s)484, 610, 215, 267
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-133 Pennsylvania 3031, King of Prussia PA 19406, US
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