Great Meadows


U.S. Route 40
Fayette County, PA

This unusual “keystone marker” shaped sign noted the location of a campsite used by the British army during the French and Indian War. It was located along present day U.S Route 40 near Fort Necessity National Historic Site.

Text: State Highway / Site of the Great Meadows Where George Washington Made His First and Last Surrender / July 4, 1754 / Pennsylvania

It is known only by the photo found November 2012 by JGl on a 1927. It unfortunately no longer exists.

Courtesy of M. Hamel.