Historical Marker Series

Braddock's Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock

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General Braddock's twelfth camp, June 28, 1755, on the march to Fort Duquesne, was north of here, near the Youghiogheny River. On June 30, the army forded the River at Stewart's Crossing to a point about one-half mile northwest of present-day Connellsville.
Near this point on June 10, 1755, after nearly a month's delay at Fort Cumberland, Braddock's troops started toward Fort Duquesne to wrest it from the French. On July 9, 1755, he met his terrible death at the Monongahela.
This tablet marks a well preserved scar of the Old Braddock Trail, one of the most historic pioneer highways in all America.Here, Nemacolin and his associates blazed the trail that became a National Highway. Here, passed the laden pack horse train that …
This tablet marks the most probable site of General Braddock's nineteenth camp. Here Braddock's army camped July 7, 1755, en route to capture Fort Du Quesne. The Turtle Creek defile with its deep and rugged ravines, and its steep and almost perpendicular pr…
(West Facing Side):Joist Hite and BraddockBy this road, then an Indian trail, Joist Hite and his followers came to make the first permanent settlement in this section, 1732. In 1755, General Edward Braddock of the British army, accompanied by George Washing…
This tablet marks the site of Dowden's OrdinaryWhere Gen. George Edward Braddockand Col. Dunbar's Division of the Colonial and English Armymade a second encampmentIn Maryland April 15-17, 1755Erected by the Janet Montgomery Chapter Daughters of the America…
The store houses of The Ohio Company were first located near this point. In 1754 the first fort (called Mt. Pleasant) was built. Gen'l Edward Braddock enlarged the fort in 1755 and renamed it after his friend the Duke of Cumberland.
This memorial was erected in 1907 by the Society of Colonial Wars in the District of Columbiato mark the road over which on April 14, 1755a division of the British Army under General Braddock marched on its way to Fort Duquesne.
This tablet marks the site of General Edward Braddock's fourteenth encampment or bivouac. Here Braddock's army spent the night July 1, 1755 having marched five miles from their camp on the east side of the Youghiogheny near Connellsville. The army halted he…
In April 1755, Frederick Town was a planning center for a major campaign in the French and Indian War (175-1763). General Edward Braddock arrived from England and later 1,400 British Troops joined him to stop the French from taking land claimed by Britain. …