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Braddock's Military Road 1755

 
 
Braddock's Military Road 1755 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 25, 2009
1. Braddock's Military Road 1755 Marker
Inscription.  Gen. Edw. Braddock, equipped to attack Ft. Duquesne, cut a 12 ft. road north through the western wilderness. On July 2nd, seven days before their defeat, his troops rested midday at springs nearby then marched a few miles NW from this point to Jacob's cabin, their 15th encampment.
 
Erected 2005 by Mount Pleasant Rotary Club.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraWar, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Rotary International series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1898.
 
Location. 40° 9.194′ N, 79° 33.038′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 31) and Braddock Road Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 981), on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Marker is next to the Mount Pleasant Church of God. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 936 West Main Street, Mount Pleasant PA 15666, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Edward Braddock and His Army (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Clay Frick
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); First General Conference of the United Brethren in Christ (approx. 0.4 miles away); Samuel Warden Mansion (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mount Pleasant War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); John W. Geary (approx. 0.6 miles away); Air Force Bombing Run / Henry W. B. Mechling / D-Day (approx. 0.6 miles away); John P. Krystyniak (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
 
Braddock's Military Road 1755 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 25, 2009
2. Braddock's Military Road 1755 Marker
Looking east along Main Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,359 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 19, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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