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Massachusetts Heights in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Road to Fort Duquesne

 

—[National Cathedral] —

 
The Road to Fort Duquesne Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 19, 2012
1. The Road to Fort Duquesne Marker
Inscription.
This memorial was erected in 1907
by the Society of Colonial Wars
in the District of Columbia
to mark the road over which
on April 14, 1755
a division of the British Army
under General Braddock
marched on its way to Fort Duquesne.

 
Erected 1907 by The Society of Colonial Wars.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Braddock’s Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock marker series.
 
Location. 38° 55.786′ N, 77° 4.363′ W. Marker is in Massachusetts Heights, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Wisconsin Avenue, NW 0.1 miles north of Massachusetts Avenue, NW [Embassy Row], on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is accessible to pedestrians on the grounds of the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, popularly known as the "Washington National Cathedral" - on the grass just north of the cathedral's service road. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20016, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. All Hallows Guild (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Why Are These Stones Here? (about 400 feet away); Herb Cottage
The Road to Fort Duquesne Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 19, 2012
2. The Road to Fort Duquesne Marker
on the grounds of Washington National Cathedral, just north of the service road, between the Cathedral and the St. Albans School.
(about 400 feet away); Bishop Aimilianos Laloussis (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington National Cathedral (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral Cornerstone (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Vladimir Millennial Bell Tower (approx. 0.4 miles away); The National War Memorial Shrine of the Russian Orthodox Church of America (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Massachusetts Heights.
 
Also see . . .
1. General Edward Braddock. (Submitted on May 20, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Historical Address of Marcus Benjamin,. and other papers relative to the dedication of the Braddock Boulder, in the Cathedral Grounds, Mount St. Alban, Washington, D.C., Sunday, November 10, 1907 (Submitted on August 18, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Additional keywords. The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, popularly known as Washington National Cathedral
 
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MGen Edward Braddock image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
3. MGen Edward Braddock
The Road to Fort Duquesne Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 27, 2009
4. The Road to Fort Duquesne Marker
The National Cathedral is visible through the trees.
The Washington National Cathedral image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 19, 2012
5. The Washington National Cathedral
- as viewed from near the Road to Fort Duquesne Marker
The Washington National Cathedral image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 19, 2012
6. The Washington National Cathedral
- viewed from the National Cathedral School to the north. Note the scaffolding in place as the repair of damages sustained during the earthquake of 2011 continues.
The Dedication of the Braddock Boulder,<br> November 10, 1907 image. Click for full size.
By Marcus Benjamin
7. The Dedication of the Braddock Boulder,
November 10, 1907
from Benjamin, 1907
Members of the Society of Colonial Wars<br> at the Dediction of the Braddock Boulder image. Click for full size.
By Marcus Benjamin
8. Members of the Society of Colonial Wars
at the Dediction of the Braddock Boulder
From Benjamin, 1907
Then<br>1907 photo of Braddock Boulder image. Click for full size.
By Marcus Benjamin
9. Then
1907 photo of Braddock Boulder
Now<br>2009 photo of Braddock Boulder image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 27, 2009
10. Now
2009 photo of Braddock Boulder
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 20, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 826 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 20, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4. submitted on August 18, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5, 6. submitted on May 20, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on August 18, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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