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Near Farmington in Fayette County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

National Road

 
 
National Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
1. National Road Marker
Inscription. Our first national road; fathered by Albert Gallatin. Begun in 1811 at Cumberland, Md.; completed to Wheeling in 1818. Toll road under State control, 1835-1905. Rebuilt, it is present U.S. Route 40.
 
Erected 1948 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Historic National Road marker series.
 
Location. 39° 49.479′ N, 79° 35.622′ W. Marker is near Farmington, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker is on National Pike (U.S. 40) 2 miles west of Farmington-Ohiopyle Road (Pennsylvania Route 381), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. It is between Fort Necessity and Braddock's Grave. Marker is in this post office area: Grindstone PA 15442, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Necessity (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named The National Road (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mount Washington Tavern (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Old Braddock Road (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Roads to the West (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Farmington.
 
Also see . . .  The Road that Built the Nation
National Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
2. National Road Marker
This is the view east. Mount Washington Tavern can be seen at the top of the hill.
. (Submitted on May 8, 2006.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,486 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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