Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hopwood, Pennsylvania
Uniontown is the county seat for Fayette County
Hopwood is in Fayette County
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Ann Murphy Cottage honors the name of the widow Ann Murphy (1731-1814) one of the most influential and devoted among the founders of Methodism in Uniontown and vicinity. Active with her husband in organizing Methodist societies in Maryland, she . . . — — Map (db m231510) HM
General Braddock’s tenth camp, June 26, 1755, on the march to Fort Duquesne, was at the Half King’s Rock, one mile NE of here. The Rock was named for Washington’s friend Tanacharisson, the Iroquois viceroy (half king) of the Ohio Indians. Washington . . . — — Map (db m507) HM
As Lt. Col. George Washington approached this glen on May 28, 1754, he knew the French position and numbers - but he did not know their intentions. Were the French troops here "diplomats," proclaiming the French desire for friendship? Or, were they . . . — — Map (db m207453) HM
Passing by this wayside are the remnants of the Braddock Road, constructed in the late spring of 1755 by men of General Edward Braddock's army of 2,400 British and colonial soldiers marching to capture Fort Duquesne, the French fort at present . . . — — Map (db m229257) HM
Hicks, William D. 35 Smock •
Widener, Michael E. 21 Connellsville •
Franklin, Robert O. 33 Dawson
Lewis, Gary F. 18 Uledi •
Evans, Joseph G. Jr. 20 Uniontown • . . . — — Map (db m229302) WM
Thorton Fleming Lodge perpetuates the memory of the life and labors of the Reverend Thorton Fleming (1764-1846). Fleming was the chief leader of Methodism in this region during the first quarter of the nineteenth century. His ministry of forty . . . — — Map (db m231556) HM
The 15-minute skirmish fought here on May 28, 1754, had long-term consequences. One month later, 600 French soldiers and 100 Indians under Captain Louis Coulon de Villiers - Jumonville's brother - left Fort Duquesne "to avenge ourselves..." On July . . . — — Map (db m207437) HM
Harry Whyel is revered as the donor of the property which made possible the Jumonville Training Center.
In December, 1922, Mr. Whyel became sole owner of the former Orphans School property. On June 10, 1941, he presented the deed for the 179 . . . — — Map (db m231628) HM
The Turner Inn was built in 1925 by Bill Turner and owned by Dr. Leroy C. Waggoner and leased to "Corky" Ruse. In 1937, Mr. Turner commissioned Frank Durigon to build the chimney's. Friends and family knew him as "Poppa Durigon" and would say he . . . — — Map (db m206169) HM
For thousands of years, people have used this year-round water source. They filled skins, canteens, whiskey jugs, and radiators; they watered horses and shared stories. From long-ago hunters tracking game to travelers on US Route 40, history . . . — — Map (db m198687) HM
1: Historic Summit Inn Resort
Developed in 1907 by some of Uniontown's wealthiest citizens, the Historic Summit Inn is one of America's last remaining "Grand Porch Hotels" and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Owned and . . . — — Map (db m198586) HM
The Village of Hopwood proudly salutes all servicemen and servicewomen from Hopwood, PA. who proudly served America in time of war and time of peace. We all live in a better America because of your service. Thank you and God bless you. — — Map (db m224415) WM
At sunrise on May 28, 1754, young Colonel George Washington and Seneca Chief Tanacharison ("The Half King") led a combined force of 40 Virginia militia and Iroquois warriors in an attack against 33 French soldiers camped along the large ledge of . . . — — Map (db m229288) HM
The 1/2-mile loop trail ahead leads to a secluded ravine, thick with trees and boulders. Considered serene today, this wilderness landscape covered most of North America in the mid-1700s. At that time, France and England both claimed the Upper Ohio . . . — — Map (db m207431) HM
From the creation of the National Road in 1806 until the advent of the railroads in the 1850s, thousands of travellers crossed Chestnut Ridge between the East and Midwest. Founded in 1791, Hopwood was a major resting stop for traffic in both . . . — — Map (db m41796) HM
In loving memory of the
Rev. Asa Harris Waters
and Hannah Catharine, nee Steck, his wife,
founder and superintendent of the Uniontown Soldiers Orphan School, 1866 to 1890 and the
Rev. John Armstrong Waters . . . — — Map (db m229412) HM
Dedicated May 25, 2008
By Scott Patrick Brownfield
Scott Brownfield, a senior at Laurel Highlands High School and Fayette Vo-tech, chose to create this memorial in the shape of a service man's dog tag for Samuel D. Shimek, Fayette County's . . . — — Map (db m229474) HM WM
Jumonville, Then... and Now...
Jumonville gets its name from a French officer who was killed in a skirmish with British forces led by Major George Washington in 1754. Over 100 years later, the property served as a Pa. Soldier's Orphan . . . — — Map (db m230645) HM
The Jumonville Campus was initially the site of the Pa. Soldiers' Orphan School which functioned here from 1875 - 1908.
The Reverend Asa Harris Waters (1824 - 1903), a Lutheran minister, and founder of the Orphan School, organized it in 1866 . . . — — Map (db m231630) HM
About 7:00 a.m., most of the 32 French troops camped here were preparing breakfast or just arising. Suddenly, the French saw enemy soldiers at the edge of their camp, called out an alarm, and ran for their muskets stacked nearby. Lt. Col. George . . . — — Map (db m207455) HM
The cross towers high on this mountain top as an enduring symbol that life triumphs over death. The idea for the cross was conceived by Dr. William L. Hogg, designed by architect Warren E. Parkins, dedicated September 9, 1950.
The names of . . . — — Map (db m230056) HM
Within these cemeteries lie the hallowed remains of veterans from all American wars.
Revolutionary War •
War of 1812 •
Mexican War •
Civil War •
Spanish American •
World War I •
World War II •
Vietnam — — Map (db m224451) HM WM
Captain Webb Hall, formerly the Orphans' Schoolhouse, is named in honor of one of the leading figures of Methodism in America. Captain Thomas Webb (1725-1794) served as an officer with Braddock's Army on these grounds in the campaign of 1755. . . . — — Map (db m231595) HM
The Perfect Brick Machine was invented and manufactured by C.S Wert of Kendallville, Indiana. It was the first of its kind to be an automatic, adjustable, foot tamper brick machine, able to create the perfect brick. It was comprised of steel, . . . — — Map (db m206170) HM
Inspiring Vision on the Mountaintop
The story behind the massive cross is an inspiring one, too. It's the story of a dream. A dream too big to imagine.
Standing atop Dunbar's Knob in 1942, drinking in the wonderful view from the . . . — — Map (db m230083) HM
In Honor and Memory of
Thomas L. Frankhouser
April 6, 1934 - November 30, 2013
While serving as a Township Supervisor for over thirty-five years, Tom left an indelible mark on South Union Township. As a skilled leader, he played a . . . — — Map (db m224720) HM
This was the site of the Uniontown Soldiers' Orphan School from April 1875 to June 1908. The school was established in Uniontown on September 19, 1866, in the Madison College buildings and was moved to Jumonville nine years later.
Governor . . . — — Map (db m229490) HM
In memory of all the members of the
George C. Marshall Amvets Post 103
who honorably served America in time of war and need. This memorial is dedicated to you this day May 28, 1984 — — Map (db m229299) WM
This spring lies in the direct path of what was known as Nemacolin’s Trail. Afterwards Braddock’s Road, and was a favorite sampling spot in early days.
George Washington visited here first in November, 1753, and again in May, 1954. On the night . . . — — Map (db m74911) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m74926) HM
Rock Fort Camp, Braddock's tenth camp, began at the woods opposite where the Washington-Braddock Road emerged from Chestnut Ridge Mountain and extended to the northward beyond the Half King's Rock and Washington's Spring. Here Braddock camped June . . . — — Map (db m100185) HM
Lieutenant Colonel George Washington in command of a company of Virginia militia, forty in number assisted by the half king Tenacharisson and a company of Indians, surprised, killed, wounded or captured the entire engaged French force under command . . . — — Map (db m207451) HM