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

Great Crossings

 
 
Great Crossings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 23, 2018
1. Great Crossings Marker
Inscription. Since Indian days this was a major Youghiogeny River crossing place. In 1754 Washington’s Virginians camped here. Braddock’s army marched through here. The National Road bridged the river at this point in 1818.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 45.331′ N, 79° 24.107′ W. Marker is near Markleysburg, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker is on National Pike (U.S. 40) 1.2 miles east of Dark Hollow Road (Local Route T876), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Markleysburg PA 15459, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Great War (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Old Petersburg Toll House (approx. 3.6 miles away); a different marker also named Great Crossings (approx. 3.6 miles away); Toll House (approx. 3.8 miles away); Preston County / Pennsylvania (approx. 5.1 miles away in West Virginia); Braddock Road (approx. 5½ miles away); Youghiougheny Overlook Welcome Center (approx. 5.6 miles away in Maryland); The National Road (approx. 5.6 miles away in Maryland).
 
More about this marker. This marker, missing for many
Great Crossings Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 11, 2017
2. Great Crossings Marker
The man-made Youghiogheny River Lake is in the distance.
years, was recently replaced.
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 23, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on August 12, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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