Washington's Road was blazed in 1754 by George Washington and is based on the native American footbath blazed earlier by Nemacolin. The road ran from Fort Cumberland and split at Laurel Ridge. One branch went to Redstone Old Fort (Brownsville) and the other north to Gist's Plantation.
The year after Washington blazed this route west General Edward Braddock improved the road during his ill-fated mission to rout the French from Fort Duquesne. Thereafter the improved road was known as Braddock's Road.
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