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

The Great Meadows

 
 
The Great Meadows Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 27, 2006
1. The Great Meadows Marker
Inscription. This tablet marks the site of The Great Meadows where Lt. Col. George Washington fought his first battle and made his first and last surrender, July 3-4, 1754.
 
Erected 1920 by The Great Meadows Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Uniontown Pa.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
 
Location. 39° 49.015′ N, 79° 35.125′ W. Marker is near Farmington, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker is on National Pike (U.S. 40) west of the Fort Necessity National Park entrance, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farmington PA 15437, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The National Road (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mount Washington Tavern (about 700 feet away); Fort Necessity (about 800 feet away); The Great Meadows Campaign (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Necessity (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmington.
 
Also see . . .  The 1754 Fort Necessity Campaign. (Submitted on August 30, 2006.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismWar, French and Indian
 
The Great Meadows Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 27, 2006
2. The Great Meadows Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,953 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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