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Washington-Braddock Road 1754-55 Rock Fort Camp

 
 
Washington-Braddock Road 1754-55 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Stern, June 29, 2014
1. Washington-Braddock Road 1754-55 Marker
Inscription. Rock Fort Camp, Braddock's tenth camp, began at the woods opposite where the Washington-Braddock Road emerged from Chestnut Ridge Mountain and extended to the northward beyond the Half King's Rock and Washington's Spring. Here Braddock camped June 28, 1755. His next camp was at Gist's plantation. De Villiers, who commanded the French army at Fort Necessity July 3, 1754, camped here July 4, 1754 en route to Fort Duquesne. Two miles to the north is Washington's first battlefield.

This tablet is erected to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of George Washington by Mrs. Mary S. Cochran, Uniontown PA November 19, 1932.
 
Erected 1932.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Braddock’s Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock marker series.
 
Location. 39° 51.545′ N, 79° 38.709′ W. Marker is in Hopwood, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker is on Jumonville Road (County Route 2021) one mile north of National Pike (U.S. 40), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hopwood PA 15445, United States of America.
 
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 (about 500
Washington-Braddock Road 1754-55 Marker, facing north. image. Click for full size.
By Jay Stern, June 29, 2014
2. Washington-Braddock Road 1754-55 Marker, facing north.
feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington’s Spring (about 600 feet away); Braddock Road - Rock Fort Camp (approx. 0.9 miles away); Braddock Road - Dunbar’s Camp (approx. 1.6 miles away); Braddock’s Original Grave Site (approx. 2.9 miles away); Braddock’s Grave (approx. 3 miles away); National Road (approx. 3 miles away); A Secret Grave (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopwood.
 
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismRoads & VehiclesWar, French and Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2014, by Jay Stern of Connellsville, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 321 times since then and 79 times this year. Last updated on December 4, 2016, by Jay Stern of Connellsville, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2014, by Jay Stern of Connellsville, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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