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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.
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.
 
Location. 39° 51.628′ N, 79° 38.653′ W. 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Washington–Braddock Road 1754–1756 (a few steps from this marker); Washington-Braddock Road 1754-55 Rock Fort Camp

Washington-Braddock Road and Washington's Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 27, 2006
2. Washington-Braddock Road and Washington's Spring Marker
This marker is furthest from the camera.
(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Braddock Road (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Braddock Road (approx. 1½ miles away); Braddock’s Original Grave Site (approx. 3 miles away); National Road (approx. 3 miles away); Braddock’s Grave (approx. 3 miles away); A Secret Grave (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopwood.
 
Washington's Spring image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 27, 2006
3. Washington's Spring
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,060 times since then and 46 times this year. Last updated on June 29, 2014, by Jay Stern of Connellsville, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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