Gateway to the Laurel Highlands
From trains to glass: This former Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad station had an elevated line that allowed passengers to enter and exit from the raised platform. Now restored, the station serves as the gallery and shop for Youghiogheny Opalescent Glass. Photograph
Brimstone Building: This buff brick building in the style of the Italian Renaissance was first occupied in 1901. Standing five stories high, it was originally the Title and Trust Company of Western Pennsylvania. From the collection of Thomas E. Rusniak.
Stewart's Crossing: Named for two brothers from Virginia who ferried pioneers across the Youghiogheny, it was the homestead of Colonel William Crawford, close friend of George Washington. General Braddock crossed here in 1755 on his ill-fated march to Fort Duquesne. There is an annual reenactment of Braddock's historic crossing every June. Photograph by Dexston Reed.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Settlements & Settlers • War, French and Indian • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1806.
Location. 40° 1.328′ N, 79° 36.204′ W. Marker is in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from Great Allegheny Passage (North). Marker is on the Great Allegheny Passage (North) Trail, Youghiogheny River Trail (YRT) section, at the Connelsville Trailhead area, behind the Martin's grocery store and plaza, off Route US 119; address 800 Vanderbilt Rd. (PA Route 201), Connelsville, PA. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Connellsville PA 15425, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking Connellsville (here, next to this marker); Chestnut Ridge (a few steps from this marker); Braddock's Twelfth Camp (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home of Colonel William Crawford (approx. 0.2 miles away); Col. William Crawford (approx. 0.3 miles away); Benjamin Wells (approx. 0.3 miles away); Connellsville Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); World War II Connellsville Canteen (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Connellsville.
Also see . . .
1. Connellsville Historical Society - Braddock's Crossing. (Submitted on August 31, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Yough River Trail Council. (Submitted on August 31, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 312 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 31, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.