Address: 11 mi. E of Uniontown on U.S. 40, Uniontown, Pennsylvania. County/parish: Fayette.
Park name: Fort Necessity. 1 contributing building.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places October 15, 1966.
Fort Necessity National Battlefield is a National Battlefield Site in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States, which preserves the site of the Battle of Fort Necessity. The battle, which took place on July 3, 1754, was an early battle of the French and Indian War, and resulted in the surrender of British colonial forces under Colonel George Washington, to the French and Indians, under Louis Coulon de Villiers.
The site also includes the Mount Washington Tavern, once one of the inns along the National Road, and in two separate units the grave of British General Edward Braddock, killed in 1755, and the site of the Battle of Jumonville Glen.(read more...)
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National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/66000664