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West Mifflin in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Braddock’s Crossing

 
 
Braddock’s Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 27, 2019
1. Braddock’s Crossing Marker
In its new location
Inscription.  Below this hill, about midday on July 9, 1755, a British army of 1300 made its second crossing of the river and advanced to drive the French from Fort Duquesne. A few hours later, with General Braddock mortally wounded and his army routed, survivors recrossed, pursued by the French and Indians.
 
Erected 1964 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1856.
 
Location. 40° 23.109′ N, 79° 51.821′ W. Marker is in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of North Duquesne Boulevard (Pennsylvania Route 837) and Hoffman Boulevard, on the right when traveling north on North Duquesne Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Duquesne PA 15110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kennywood Park (here, next to this marker); Frederick Ingersoll (a few steps from this marker); The Windmill (about 600
Braddock’s Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 27, 2019
2. Braddock’s Crossing Marker
In its new location
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feet away, measured in a direct line); George Was Here (about 700 feet away); Andrew Stephen McSwigan (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Braddock's Crossing (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Pagoda (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Kenny Fountain (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Mifflin.
 
Also see . . .  Braddock's Crossing - Behind the Marker. (Submitted on July 7, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional keywords. Battle of Monongahela
 
Braddock's Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Olson, May 2002
3. Braddock's Crossing Marker
Previous location
Braddock's Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Olson, May 7, 2002
4. Braddock's Crossing Marker
Previous location
A view of Monongahela battlefield today, seen from the south side of Monongahela River. image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Olson, circa May 2002
5. A view of Monongahela battlefield today, seen from the south side of Monongahela River.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 12, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York. This page has been viewed 2,522 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3, 4, 5. submitted on March 12, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.

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