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==  Historical Braddock's Road  ==
 
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<br> [[Image:Cumberland md braddock road.jpg|thumb]] <br> <br>  
Early (and not very accurate) map of Braddock's Road.<br> [[Image:Cumberland md braddock road.jpg|thumb]] <br> <br> <br> Historical Background
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<br>This road was the first road to cross overland through the Appalachian Mountains. Major General Edward Braddock was given orders by the British government to widen the road which had started to be covered over with foliage .The road was used very little during the[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Revolutionary_War,_1775_to_1783 Revolutionary War&nbsp;]. Braddock took 600 soldiers to work the old road, The road need to be wide enough to accommodate wagons and animals, as well as the siege artillery that they brought along use against [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Pennsylvania_Military_Records Fort Duquesne]. In 1755 they set out from [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Cumberland_County,_Pennsylvania Fort Cumberland] through[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maryland Maryland] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Duquesne Fort Duquesne.] The General’s axe men cut a 12-foot road through the trees. The road when through [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maryland Maryland] and [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Pennsylvania Pennsylvania] to the Potomac River at [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Cumberland_County,_Pennsylvania Cumberland], [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Maryland Maryland], with the Monongahela River at Turtle Creek which is Pittsburgh, [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Pennsylvania Pennsylvania] now.
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The following Markers in Fayette County have similar story .
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== Settlers and Records<br>  ==
 
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The Braddock&nbsp;Road starts at the junction of Wills Creek by the Potomac River, through Cumberland, Maryland. You travel through mountain peaks and endless Forests until you reach Ohio.
  
 
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Revision as of 22:52, 25 January 2013

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 Historical Braddock's Road


Cumberland md braddock road.jpg




Settlers and Records

There are no records of the settlers who lived by the Braddcock Road. Most of the settlers moved from the from northeast to southwest and around major ports. Local county histories may reveal many of the pioneer settlers arrived from places to the northeast.

Route

The Braddock Road starts at the junction of Wills Creek by the Potomac River, through Cumberland, Maryland. You travel through mountain peaks and endless Forests until you reach Ohio.

Websites

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