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Near Mt. Pleasant in Fayette County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Braddock's Military Road 1755 Great Swamp Camp

 
 
Braddock's Military Road 1755 - Great Swamp Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Stern, July 26, 2013
1. Braddock's Military Road 1755 - Great Swamp Camp Marker
Inscription. This tablet marks the site of General Edward Braddock's fourteenth encampment or bivouac. Here Braddock's army spent the night July 1, 1755 having marched five miles from their camp on the east side of the Youghiogheny near Connellsville. The army halted here a day until a swamp was bridged or corduroyed. The next day they marched only one mile to "Jacob's Cabin Camp" where more bridging of the swamp was necessary.

This Tablet is erected to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of George Washington
 
Erected 1932 by Mrs. D.L. Newell of Mount Pleasant, PA.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Braddock’s Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock marker series.
 
Location. 40° 6.984′ N, 79° 31.861′ W. Marker is near Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker is on Mudd School Road 0.2 miles east of Gimlet Hill Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Directly to the SE is a marker for the Jacobs Creek Watershed Dam built under the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Pleasant PA 15666, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henry Clay Frick
Facing NW along Mudd School Road image. Click for full size.
By Jay Stern, July 26, 2013
2. Facing NW along Mudd School Road
Intersection of Gimlet Hill Road in background.
(approx. 1.5 miles away); Ore Mines Drill (approx. 1.7 miles away); Mount Pleasant Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); John W. Geary (approx. 2.3 miles away); Mount Pleasant War Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); First General Conference of the United Brethren in Christ (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named Henry Clay Frick (approx. 2.5 miles away); General Edward Braddock and His Army (approx. 2.7 miles away).
 
Categories. War, French and Indian
 
Facing SE along Mudd School Road image. Click for full size.
By Jay Stern, July 26, 2013
3. Facing SE along Mudd School Road
Jacobs Creek Watershed Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Stern, July 26, 2013
4. Jacobs Creek Watershed Dam Marker
Located a few feet SE of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jay Stern of Connellsville, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 365 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Jay Stern of Connellsville, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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