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Topographic Map of Washington’s Valley Forge Encampment

Amoung the tons of stuff at the Historical Society of Frankford, I snapped a quick shot of a topographic map of the grounds of Washington’s 1777 winter encampment at Valley Forge.  I don’t know the date of the map although it is sporting some seriously old looking script.


The information in this post was compiled with the help of Debbie Klak, current member and former president of the Historical Society of Frankford.  Sources include the archives of the historical society and her recollections.

HSF collects, preserves and presents the history of Northeast Philadelphia and the region. Recognizing the neighborhood of Frankford as the historic and geographic gateway to the region, HSF documents and interprets the history of the people, places, events and traditions of the greater Northeast Philadelphia area and serves as an advocate for the preservation of the region’s historic resources. Through its collections and programs HSF provides opportunities for its members, the surrounding community, and the general public to explore and appreciate the history of Northeast Philadelphia and its place in the world. Check out other posts in our series here.