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

Washington’s Spring

 
 
Washington’s Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 27, 2006
1. Washington’s Spring Marker
Inscription.  This spring lies in the direct path of what was known as Nemacolin’s Trail. Afterwards Braddock’s Road, and was a favorite sampling spot in early days.

George Washington visited here first in November, 1753, and again in May, 1954. On the night of June 26, 1755, he camped here with General Braddock and his army, on their memorable advance toward Fort Duquesne.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Braddock’s Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock, the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the George Washington Slept Here series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1954.
 
Location. 39° 51.628′ N, 79° 38.653′ W. Marker has been reported unreadable. Marker is near Hopwood, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker is on Jumonville Road (Pennsylvania Route 2021) 1.2 miles north of National Pike (U.S. 40). 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 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the
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crow flies. Washington–Braddock Road 1754–1756 (a few steps from this marker); History Flows Through This Land (approx. 0.9 miles away); History Flows Through These Waters (approx. 0.9 miles away); Braddock Road (approx. one mile away); Diplomats or Spies? (approx. 1.3 miles away); Surprise Attack (approx. 1.3 miles away); Washington's First Battlefield (approx. 1.3 miles away); From Jumonville to a World War (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopwood.
 
Washington’s Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, July 25, 2023
2. Washington’s Spring Marker
Marker is significantly unreadable.
Washington-Braddock Road and Washington's Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 27, 2006
3. Washington-Braddock Road and Washington's Spring Marker
This marker is furthest from the camera.
Washington's Spring image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 27, 2006
4. Washington's Spring
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,522 times since then and 61 times this year. Last updated on June 29, 2014, by Jay Stern of Connellsville, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1. submitted on August 31, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   2. submitted on July 25, 2023, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on August 31, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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