Great Crossings

Great Crossings (HM1QL)

Location: Addison, PA 15411 Somerset County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 44.801', W 79° 20.088'

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About one half mile above this point is the "Great Crossings" of the Youghiogheny River, where George Washington crossed November 18th, 1753, when sent as envoy by Gov. Dinwiddie of Virginia to the French Commandant at Fort Le Boeuf.

Washington, on his military expedition to the Ohio, encamped there with his forces, May 18th to 24th, 1754, and from that point explored the Youghiogheny.

There, also, Major General Braddock, with his army, crossed June 24th, 1755, on his march against Fort Duquesne.
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HM NumberHM1QL
Series This marker is part of the Braddock's Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock series, and the George Washington Slept Here series.
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Year Placed1912
Placed ByThe Great Crossings Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 9:14pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 642668 N 4400967
Decimal Degrees39.74668333, -79.33480000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 44.801', W 79° 20.088'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 44' 48.06" N, 79° 20' 5.28" W
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Area Code(s)814
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 834 Main St, Addison PA 15411, US
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