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

Brownsville

 
 
Brownsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
1. Brownsville Marker
Inscription. Once called Redstone Old Fort, its history includes the Ohio Company storehouse, 1854, and Fort Burd, 1759. It was on the route of Nemacolin's Trail, of Burd's Road, and of the National Road.
 
Erected 1946 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. (Marker Number 17.)
 
Location. 40° 1.101′ N, 79° 52.748′ W. Marker is in Brownsville, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker is on Broadway Street south of National Pike (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at the curve where the roadway changes name from Broadway Street to Old National Road. Marker is in this post office area: Brownsville PA 15417, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brashear House (approx. ¼ mile away); Philander Knox (approx. ¼ mile away); Redstone Old Fort (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dunlap’s Creek Bridge (approx. half a mile away); Brownsville - Route 40 Bridge (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownsville.
 
More about this marker. The original National Road turned onto Front Street on it's way through town to the Monongahela River.
 
Regarding Brownsville.
Marker and Old National Road Heading East image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
2. Marker and Old National Road Heading East
The intersection with Front Street is one block to the right.
Nemacolin's Trail ran from the mouth of Dunlap's Creek (Brownsville) to the Potomac river at Cumberland, Md. The National Road, and now Route 40, follow it.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historic Brownsville. (Submitted on April 15, 2006.)
2. The French and Indian War in Southwestern Pennsylvania—Fort Burd. (Submitted on April 15, 2006.)
3. The National Road: Brownsville, PA. (Submitted on April 15, 2006.)
 
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The Intercounty Bridge image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
3. The Intercounty Bridge
Built early in the 20th Century, this bridge carried the National Road and then U.S. 40 until U.S. 40 was moved to a new bridge further east. It is still in use today spanning the sister Monongahela River towns of Brownsville and West Brownsville. It replaced a wooden covered bridge.
Looking East on Front Street image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
4. Looking East on Front Street
Nemacolin Castle is out of frame on the right.
Nemacolin Castle, Site of Fort Burd image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
5. Nemacolin Castle, Site of Fort Burd
View from Brashear Street.
Nemacolin Castle image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
6. Nemacolin Castle
This face looks down the palisade to Brownsville and the Monongahela River.
Monongahela Railway Caboose image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
7. Monongahela Railway Caboose
Permanently parked next to Nemacolin Castle across Brashear Street, this caboose has the insignia of the Monongahela Railway, founded in Brownsville in 1900 and headquartered there. Mostly a coal carrier, it operated independently until 1993.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,063 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 15, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   7. submitted on April 18, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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