Talk:Fort Necessity National Battlefield
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Parks Location Question
The Fort Necessity Site, Braddock's Grave and Jumonville Glen are not connected, but are located along a eight mile stretch along what was then a slightly improved ancient trail, which is now a 2 lane highway, US Rte. 40 near Uniontown, Pennsylvania.
Washington's troops initiated the skirmish at Jumonville Glen, then retreated to the Fort Necessity site eight miles away and built a primitive defensive fort when they realized that news would reach the French and a larger French force would be returning for revenge (which is exactly what happened). Braddock's death occurred a year later when he and an English force failed to capture Fort Duquesne in Pittsburgh, and retreated back along the trail. At the time, the area was remote forest, and is still heavily forested and lightly inhabited.
The park sites are not heavily visited, but are well maintained.
The Fort Necessity Battlefield (includes the battlefield and an adjoining state park): http://maps.google.com/?ll=39.816019,-79.599423&spn=0.026865,0.065274&t=m&z=15&vpsrc=6
Braddock Grave (very small state park): http://maps.google.com/?ll=39.83329,-79.600625&spn=0.026858,0.065274&t=m&z=15&vpsrc=6
Jumonville Glen (very small National Park): http://maps.google.com/?ll=39.883989,-79.64633&spn=0.026839,0.065274&t=m&z=15&vpsrc=6