Each May the pastures of Washington County turn purple and gold. And Valley Forge Lane transitions to tangled underbrush that can bring an 800 lb iron horse to its knees.
Valley Forge Ln ends here where no rider has gone before. If the washed-out surface doesn’t throw you the Brangus bones will. Summer growth makes this road unnavigable on a Harley-Davidson but the dead of Winter presents a fighting chance. Valley Forge is a sparse community populated by the descendents of slaves. It lies on Clay Creek Road just off FM 390 in Washington County near Independence—birthplace of The Republic Of Texas. People and places in these parts have names from early America. Families are named Smith and roads, Ben Franklin. With its haunted relics from a forgotten past Valley Forge Lane is the most aptly named of all.