Brownsville in Fayette County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Once called Redstone Old Fort, its history includes the Ohio Company storehouse, 1854, and Fort Burd, 1759. It was on the route of Nemacolin's Trail, of Burd's Road, and of the National Road.
Erected 1946 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. (Marker Number 17.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Political Subdivisions • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
Location. 40° 1.101′ N, 79° 52.748′ W. Marker is in Brownsville, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker is on Broadway Street south of National Pike (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling east. Marker is at the curve where the roadway changes name from Broadway Street to Old National Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brownsville PA 15417, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brashear House (approx. ¼ mile away); Philander Knox (approx. ¼ mile away); Christ Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bowman's Castle (approx. 0.4 miles away); Redstone Old Fort (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lafayette's Tour (approx. 0.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Brownsville Military Honor Roll (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownsville.
More about this marker. The original National Road turned onto Front Street on it's way through town to the Monongahela River.
Regarding Brownsville. Nemacolin's Trail ran from the mouth of Dunlap's Creek (Brownsville) to the Potomac River at Cumberland, Md. The National Road, and now Route 40, follow it.
Also see . . .
1. Brownsville, Pennsylvania. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on July 6, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Redstone Old Fort. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on July 6, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
3. The National Road: Brownsville, PA. Gribble Nation website entry (Submitted on April 15, 2006.)
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