Historical Braddock's Road
==Early (and not very accurate) map of Braddock's Road.
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 theRevolutionary War . 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 Fort Duquesne. In 1755 they set out from Fort Cumberland throughMaryland to Fort Duquesne. The General’s axe men cut a 12-foot road through the trees. The road when through Maryland and Pennsylvania to the Potomac River at Cumberland, Maryland, with the Monongahela River at Turtle Creek which is Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania now.
The following Markers in Fayette County have similar story .
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.