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Near Hopwood in Fayette County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Braddock Road

Rock Fort Camp

 
 
Braddock Road - Rock Fort Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 27, 2006
1. Braddock Road - Rock Fort Camp Marker
Inscription.  General Braddock’s tenth camp, June 26, 1755, on the march to Fort Duquesne, was at the Half King’s Rock, one mile NE of here. The Rock was named for Washington’s friend Tanacharisson, the Iroquois viceroy (half king) of the Ohio Indians. Washington met him here in 1754.
 
Erected 1952 by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Braddock’s Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1954.
 
Location. 39° 50.994′ N, 79° 39.448′ W. Marker is near Hopwood, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of National Pike (U.S. 40) and Jumonville Road (Pennsylvania Route 2021), on the right when traveling west on National Pike. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hopwood PA 15445, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. History Flows Through This Land (approx. 0.7 miles away); History Flows Through These Waters
Braddock Road - Rock Fort Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 27, 2006
2. Braddock Road - Rock Fort Camp Marker
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(approx. ¾ mile away); Washington-Braddock Road 1754-55 Rock Fort Camp (approx. 0.9 miles away); Washington–Braddock Road 1754–1756 (approx. one mile away); Washington’s Spring (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopwood.
 
Also see . . .  Tanaghrisson. Page from the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online. (Submitted on August 31, 2006.) 
 
Braddock Road - Rock Fort Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Richard Harrison
3. Braddock Road - Rock Fort Camp Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,690 times since then and 106 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on March 1, 2012, by William Richard Harrison of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Dec. 8, 2022