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Mount Pleasant in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Braddock's Military Road 1755

 
 
Braddock's Military Road 1755 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 25, 2009
1. Braddock's Military Road 1755 Marker
Inscription. Gen. Edw. Braddock, equipped to attack Ft. Duquesne, cut a 12 ft. road north through the western wilderness. On July 2nd, seven days before their defeat, his troops rested midday at springs nearby then marched a few miles NW from this point to Jacob's cabin, their 15th encampment.
 
Erected 2005 by Mount Pleasant Rotary Club.
 
Location. 40° 9.194′ N, 79° 33.038′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 31) and Braddock Road Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 981), on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is next to the Mount Pleasant Church of God. Marker is at or near this postal address: 936 West Main Street, Mount Pleasant PA 15666, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. General Edward Braddock and His Army (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Clay Frick (approx. 0.3 miles away); First General Conference of the United Brethren in Christ (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mount Pleasant War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); John W. Geary
Braddock's Military Road 1755 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 25, 2009
2. Braddock's Military Road 1755 Marker
Looking east along Main Street.
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Mount Pleasant Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Morewood Massacre (approx. 0.8 miles away); Standard Shaft Mine and Coke Works (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar, French and Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 990 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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