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"Braddock's Road"

 
 
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By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
1. Braddock Road Marker
Inscription.  Near this point on June 10, 1755, after nearly a month's delay at Fort Cumberland, Braddock's troops started toward Fort Duquesne to wrest it from the French. On July 9, 1755, he met his terrible death at the Monongahela.
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Braddock’s Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock marker series.
 
Location. 39° 38.948′ N, 78° 47.054′ W. Marker is in Cumberland, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker is at the intersection of Braddock Road (Maryland Route 49) and Greene Street (U.S. 220), on the left when traveling west on Braddock Road. The marker is on the Dingle Circle, between Braddock Road and Greene Street at their intersection with Fayette Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 801 Braddock Road, Cumberland MD 21502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bane House (approx. ¾ mile away); Picket Post No. 1 (approx. ¾ mile away); Shriver House (approx. ¾ mile away); 301 Washington Street
"Braddock's Road" Marker (restored) image. Click for full size.
By William Richard Harrison, July 4, 2018
2. "Braddock's Road" Marker (restored)
After 2018 refurbishment
(approx. ¾ mile away); 222 Washington Street (approx. 0.8 miles away); 217 Washington Street (approx. 0.8 miles away); 213 Washington Street (approx. 0.8 miles away); Ridgeley Honor Roll (approx. 0.8 miles away in West Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland.
 
Categories. Colonial EraMilitaryRoads & VehiclesWar, French and Indian
 
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By William Richard Harrison, July 4, 2018
3. "Braddock's Road" Marker
With Braddock Road on the right
"Braddock's Road" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Richard Harrison, July 4, 2018
4. "Braddock's Road" Marker
Seen from center of Dingle Circle, showing the start of Braddock's Road
Braddock's Road Marker image. Click for full size.
William J. Pratt - Maryland Historical Trust Historic Sites Survey, December 28, 1977
5. Braddock's Road Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 29, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 4,008 times since then and 85 times this year. Last updated on June 3, 2019, by William Richard Harrison of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1. submitted on March 29, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2, 3, 4. submitted on June 3, 2019, by William Richard Harrison of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on February 29, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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