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

Washington–Braddock Road 1754–1756

 
 
Washington–Braddock Road 1754–1756 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 27, 2006
1. Washington–Braddock Road 1754–1756 Marker
Inscription. Remnant of the Great Rock or the Half King’s Rock mentioned by early cartographers.

The famous Washington-Braddock Road emerging from Laurel Hill Mountain one hundred yards eastward turned northward at this point.

Rock Fort Camp, where Braddock’s army encamped June 28, 1755, was situated one hundred fifty yards to the northward. Two miles beyond are Washington’s first battlefield, 1754, Jumonville’s grave and Dunbar’s camp 1765.
 
Erected by The Phalanx Fraternity Y.M.O.A., Connellsville, Penna.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Braddock’s Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock marker series.
 
Location. 39° 51.626′ N, 79° 38.659′ W. Marker is near Hopwood, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker is on Jumonville Road (County Route 2021) 1.2 miles north of National Pike (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hopwood PA 15445, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Washington’s Spring (a few steps from this marker); Washington-Braddock Road 1754-55 Rock Fort Camp (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Braddock Road - Rock Fort Camp
Washington-Braddock Road and Washington's Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 27, 2006
2. Washington-Braddock Road and Washington's Spring Marker
This marker is closest to the camera.
(approx. one mile away); Braddock Road - Dunbar’s Camp (approx. 1.5 miles away); Braddock’s Original Grave Site (approx. 3 miles away); National Road (approx. 3 miles away); Braddock’s Grave (approx. 3 miles away); A Secret Grave (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopwood.
 
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismRoads & VehiclesWar, French and Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,361 times since then and 48 times this year. Last updated on June 29, 2014, by Jay Stern of Connellsville, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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