Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
This monument marks the trail taken by the army of General Braddock which left Alexandria on April 20, 1755 to defend the western frontier against the French and Indians.
Erected by the Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Virginia, May 26, 1915
The Cannon used here was abandoned by General Braddock at Old Alexandria April 1755.
The Cobble-Stones composing this mound were taken from the streets of Old Alexandria which were paved by legal enactment in 1785.
Erected 1915 by the Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Virginia.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Braddock’s Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock, and the National Society of Colonial Dames of America marker series.
Location. 38° 49.079′ N, 77° 3.973′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of West Braddock Road and Russel Road, on the right when traveling west on West Braddock Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1400 Russell Rd, Alexandria VA 22301, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Washington High School Original Federal Boundary Stone SW 3 (approx. ¾ mile away); The Town of Potomac (approx. ¾ mile away); Mount Vernon Avenue (approx. ¾ mile away); Panoramic View of Alexandria (approx. ¾ mile away); Fort Ellsworth (approx. ¾ mile away); Original Federal Boundary Stone SW 2 (approx. ¾ mile away); The George Washington Masonic National Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The link is for another of Braddock's Cannons.
Categories. • Heroes • Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers • War, French and Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 3, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 4,455 times since then and 215 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 3, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 6. submitted on August 14, 2011, by Brenda Bentley of Alexandria, Virginia.