Upper Merion

Upper Merion Township is a township in Montgomery County and is only 16 miles from Philadellphia. It includes the villages of Gulph Mills, King of PrussiaSwedeland, Swedesburg and Wayne.

The township also includes Valley Forge and Valley Forge National Historical Park where George Washington and his soldiers slept during parts of the Revolutionary War (see Valley Forge)

The King of Prussia Mall (now in the midst of expansion) and some major firms such as Lockheed Martin are in the Township as well. 

The Township dates  back to 1713. The King of Prussia Inn, built in 1719, captures the historical flavor of the township and became known during the Revolutionary War as a center of food and drink. 

Old Swedes Church (Christ Church) was dedicated June 25, 1760 in Swedesburg, 

It is said that after crossing the Schuylkill River at Swedesford on December 13, 1777, General George Washington and his troops visited Old Swedes Church and encamped there before going on to Valley Forge.

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