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Braddock's Military Road 1755 “Three Springs” Camp

 
 
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By William Richard Harrison, July 18, 2010
1. Braddock's Military Road 1755 "Three Springs" Camp Marker
Inscription. This tablet marks the most probable site of General Braddock's nineteenth camp. Here Braddock's army camped July 7, 1755, en route to capture Fort Du Quesne. The Turtle Creek defile with its deep and rugged ravines, and its steep and almost perpendicular precipices here caused Braddock's army to turn at Stewartsville into the valley of Long Run to the Monongahela camp at McKeesport about eight miles distant.
 
Erected 1932.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Braddock’s Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock marker series.
 
Location. 40° 19.67′ N, 79° 44.255′ W. Marker is in Irwin, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is at the intersection of Clay Pike and Robbins Station Road on Clay Pike. Click for map. Marker is low to the ground between shrubs under the sign for the First National Bank at the corner of Clay Pike and Robbins Station Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Clay Pike, Irwin PA 15642, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Irwin House (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Beginning of the Lincoln Highway (approx. 1.4 miles away); Fort Walthour
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By Mike Wintermantel, January 4, 2015
2. Braddock's Military Road 1755 "Three Springs" Camp Marker
(approx. 2.8 miles away); Braddock's Military Road 1755 Monacatootha's Camp (approx. 3.1 miles away); Arthur J. Rooney (approx. 3.9 miles away); David McKee (approx. 4.6 miles away); Helen Richey (approx. 4.8 miles away); Queen Aliquippa (approx. 5.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Irwin.
 
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