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Cumberland in Allegany County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

"Braddock's Road"

 
 
Braddock Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 towards Fort Duquesne to wrest it from the French. On July 9, 1755, he met his terrible defeat at the Monongahela.
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraMilitaryRoads & VehiclesWar, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Braddock’s Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock, and the Maryland Historical Trust series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is June 10, 1755.
 
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
"Braddock's Road" Marker (restored) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Richard Harrison, July 4, 2018
2. "Braddock's Road" Marker (restored)
After 2018 refurbishment
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. 632 Washington Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); 617 Washington Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); 615 Washington Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); 611 Washington Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); 610 Washington Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); 606 Washington Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); 604 Washington Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); 607 Washington Street (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland.
 
"Braddock's Road" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed 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
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 29, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 4,283 times since then and 50 times this year. Last updated on August 30, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. 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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May. 17, 2022