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Rosemont in Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Braddock Cannon

 
 
General Braddock's Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., April 30, 2008
1. General Braddock's Cannon Marker
Inscription.  
(North Side):
This monument marks the trail taken by the army of General Braddock which left Alexandria on April 20, 1755 to defend the western frontier against the French and Indians.

Erected by the Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Virginia, May 26, 1915

(South Side):
The Cannon used here was abandoned by General Braddock at Old Alexandria April 1755.

The Cobble-Stones composing this mound were taken from the streets of Old Alexandria which were paved by legal enactment in 1785.
 
Erected 1915 by the Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Virginia.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: HeroesPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Braddock’s Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock, and the The Colonial Dames of America, National Society of series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1852.
 
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49.079′ N, 77° 3.973′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. It is in Rosemont. Marker is at the intersection of West Braddock Road and Russel Road, on the right when traveling west on West Braddock Road. The marker stands in the Rosemont neighborhood of Alexandria. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1400 Russell Rd, Alexandria VA 22301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Washington High School (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named George Washington High School (approx. half a mile away); Rosemont (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Ellsworth (approx. 0.6 miles away); Potomac Town Hall and Firehouse (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Alexandria Almshouse (approx. 0.7 miles away); Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Southwest 3 (approx. ¾ mile away); Universal Lodge No. 1 (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The link is for another of Braddock's Cannons.
 
General Braddock's Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., April 30, 2008
2. General Braddock's Cannon Marker
Braddock Cannon Marker </b>(north side) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., April 30, 2008
3. Braddock Cannon Marker (north side)
Braddock Cannon Marker </b>(south side) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., April 30, 2008
4. Braddock Cannon Marker (south side)
Braddock Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., April 30, 2008
5. Braddock Cannon Marker
The road leading up the hill is Braddock Road.
Cannon circa 1915 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brenda Bentley
6. Cannon circa 1915
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2023. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 6,267 times since then and 150 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 3, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   6. submitted on August 14, 2011, by Brenda Bentley of Alexandria, Virginia.

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