Braddock's Military Road
©1995 by Beverly Whitaker, Genealogy Tutor
Route of Braddock's Military Road
Braddock's military road followed that which Washington had used by widening the old Nemacolin Trail. It subsequently carried the National Road through the Allegheny Mountains. Today's U.S. Highway 40 follows nearly the same route from Cumberland, MD, to Pittsburgh, PA.
Braddock's axemen cut a 12-foot road through the tree-covered slopes of Maryland and Pennsylvania, connecting the Potomac River at Cumberland, Maryland, with the Monongahela River at Turtle Creek just south of what today is Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The route went from Fort Cumberland over Savage Mountain, on to Little Meadows and the future site of Grantsville, then over Negro Mountain to Great Crossings and on past Fort Necessity, near the present town of Farmington, PA.
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