Neighborhood Profile: LAFAYETTE HILL

Posted on: July 8, 2013

History:  Lafayette Hill is a small unincorporated community in Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Lafayette Hill draws its name from the French General Marquis de Lafayette, who stayed there during the American Revolution. 

Prior to general decampment from Valley Forge in the spring of 1778, George Washington dispatched an estimated 2200 troops under the command of Marquis de Lafayette to act as a defensive screen and to conduct reconnaissance of the British army, which had garrisoned in Philadelphia for the winter. The two forces had a brief engagement at nearby Barren Hill. 

Some famous individuals from Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania include: Terrence Howard, John Salmons.  (Wikipedia)

Boundaries: Lafayette Hill is just west of Chestnut Hill and south of Plymouth Meeting.

Zip Codes:  19444.

What to See / Do: Trip Advisor

More Information: Whitemarsh Township

Schools: Colonial School District

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