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Cumberland in Allegany County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“Braddock's Road”

 
 
Braddock Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
1. Braddock Road Marker
Inscription. Near this point on June 10, 1755, after nearly a month's delay at Fort Cumberland, Braddock's troops started toward Fort Duquesne to wrest it from the French. On July 9, 1755, he met his terrible death at the Monongahela.
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Braddock’s Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 39° 38.948′ N, 78° 47.054′ W. Marker was in Cumberland, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker was at the intersection of Braddock Road (Maryland Route 49) and Greene Street (U.S. 220) on Braddock Road. Touch for map. The marker is on the Dingle Circle, between Braddock Road and Greene Street at their intersection with Fayette Street. Marker was at or near this postal address: 801 Braddock Road, Cumberland MD 21502, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Headquarters of George Washington (approx. 0.9 miles away); Allegany County (approx. 0.9 miles away); Allegany County Library (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Parade Ground of Fort Cumberland (approx.
Braddock's Road Marker image. Click for full size.
William J. Pratt - Maryland Historical Trust Historic Sites Survey, December 28, 1977
2. Braddock's Road Marker
0.9 miles away); President Washington's Last Visit - 1794 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Famous Personalities at Fort Cumberland (approx. one mile away); The Fort Proper (approx. one mile away); Fort Ohio (approx. one mile away in West Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland.
 
Categories. Colonial EraMilitaryRoads & VehiclesWar, French and Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 29, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 3,799 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on January 10, 2018, by William Richard Harrison of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1. submitted on March 29, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on February 29, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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