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Massachusetts Heights in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Road to Fort Duquesne

[National Cathedral]

 
 
The Road to Fort Duquesne Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 19, 2012
1. The Road to Fort Duquesne Marker
Inscription.  This memorial was erected in 1907 by the Society of Colonial Wars in the District of Columbia to mark the road over which on April 14, 1755 a division of the British Army under General Braddock marched on its way to Fort Duquesne.
 
Erected 1907 by The Society of Colonial Wars.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionRoads & VehiclesWar, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Braddock’s Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock series list.
 
Location. 38° 55.786′ N, 77° 4.363′ W. Marker is in Massachusetts Heights in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from Wisconsin Avenue Northwest 0.1 miles north of Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, on the right when traveling north. Marker is accessible to pedestrians on the grounds of the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, popularly known as the "Washington National Cathedral" - on the grass just north of the cathedral's service road. Touch for map
The Road to Fort Duquesne Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 19, 2012
2. The Road to Fort Duquesne Marker
On the grounds of Washington National Cathedral, just north of the service road, between the Cathedral and the St. Albans School.
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3024 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest, Washington DC 20016, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. All Hallows Guild (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Why Are These Stones Here? (about 400 feet away); Herb Cottage (about 400 feet away); The Nourse Farm (about 700 feet away); The Woodley Inn (about 800 feet away); Bishop Aimilianos Laloussis (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington National Cathedral (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral Cornerstone (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Massachusetts Heights.
 
Also see . . .
1. General Edward Braddock. (Submitted on May 20, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Historical Address of Marcus Benjamin,. and other papers relative to the dedication of the Braddock Boulder, in the Cathedral Grounds, Mount St. Alban, Washington, D.C., Sunday, November 10, 1907 (Submitted on August 18, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Additional keywords. The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, popularly known as Washington National Cathedral
 
MGen Edward Braddock image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
3. MGen Edward Braddock
The Road to Fort Duquesne Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 27, 2009
4. The Road to Fort Duquesne Marker
The National Cathedral is visible through the trees.
The Washington National Cathedral image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 19, 2012
5. The Washington National Cathedral
As viewed from near the Road to Fort Duquesne Marker
The Washington National Cathedral image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 19, 2012
6. The Washington National Cathedral
Viewed from the National Cathedral School to the north. Note the scaffolding in place as the repair of damages sustained during the earthquake of 2011 continues.
The Dedication of the Braddock Boulder, November 10, 1907 image. Click for full size.
By Marcus Benjamin
7. The Dedication of the Braddock Boulder, November 10, 1907
From Benjamin, 1907
Members of the Society of Colonial Wars at the Dedication of the Braddock Boulder image. Click for full size.
By Marcus Benjamin
8. Members of the Society of Colonial Wars at the Dedication of the Braddock Boulder
From Benjamin, 1907
1907 photo of Braddock Boulder image. Click for full size.
By Marcus Benjamin
9. 1907 photo of Braddock Boulder
2009 photo of Braddock Boulder image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 27, 2009
10. 2009 photo of Braddock Boulder
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,156 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 20, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4. submitted on August 18, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5, 6. submitted on May 20, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on August 18, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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