|About Braddock PA
Braddock is a borough located in the eastern
suburbs of Pittsburgh in Allegheny County,
Pennsylvania, 10 miles (16 km) upstream from the
mouth of the Monongahela River. The population was
2,159 at the 2010 census.
The town is named for General Edward Braddock
(1695–1755). The Braddock Expedition, particularly his
crossing of the Monongahela River on July 9, 1755 at
this place, led to the British general's own fatal
wounding and a sound defeat of his troops who had
been moving against the French at Fort Duquesne.
This battle, now called the Battle of the Monongahela,
was a key beginning in the French and Indian War.
Braddock is also the location of the first of Andrew
Carnegie's 1,679 public libraries in the US, designed
by William Halsey Wood of Newark, NJ, and dedicated
on March 30, 1889.
|The Carnegie Free
Library of Braddock,
a National Historic
Landmark built in
1888, sits in the
center of Braddock
and is the first
Carnegie Library in
the United States.