Braddock's Military Road 1755 Salt Lick Camp
This tablet is erected to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of George Washington by the History Club of the East Huntingdon High School October 1, 1932.
Erected 1932 by History Club of the East Huntingdon High School.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Braddock’s Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock marker series.
Location. 40° 11.602′ N, 79° 35.467′ W. Marker is near Hempfield, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is on S Center Ave (Pennsylvania Route 3093) 2 miles south of Interstate 70, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. The entrance to a Case Tractor Dealership is just to the left of the marker. The marker is exactly 2 miles southeast of I-70 while travelling on S Center Ave. Marker is at or near this postal address: 943 State Route 3093, Tarrs PA 15688, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
More about this marker. The marker is low to the ground but there is space to pull over and get out to read it.
Regarding Braddock's Military Road 1755 Salt Lick Camp. Braddock's senior officers held a council of war on July 3-4, 1755. Despite strong opposition, the council made the fateful decision to press on to Fort Duquesne without waiting for Colonel Dunbar's troops to catch up with Colonel Halkett's army.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • War, French and Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2012, by Andrew Capets of Irwin, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 827 times since then and 46 times this year. Last updated on March 17, 2014, by Jay Stern of Connellsville, Pennsylvania. Photos: 1. submitted on April 15, 2012, by Andrew Capets of Irwin, Pennsylvania. 2. submitted on July 30, 2013, by Jay Stern of Connellsville, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.