Near Farmington in Fayette County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The National Road
Work started in 1811. While a privately funded road connected Baltimore with Cumberland, Maryland, this first federally funded highway tied Cumberland to Wheeling, Virginia, in 1818. By 1839 the road stretched more than 600 miles to Vandalia, Illinois. Although railroads eventually displaced it, the National Road's success set the stage for today's national highway system.
Erected by Fort Necessity National Battlefield, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Historic National Road marker series.
Location. 39° 49.076′ N, 79° 35.251′ W. Marker is near Farmington, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from National Pike (U.S. 40) west of the entrance to Fort Necessity Battlefield, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Mount
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mount Washington Tavern (here, next to this marker); Fort Necessity (a few steps from this marker); The Great Meadows (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Great Meadows Campaign (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named National Road (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Farmington.
Also see . . . The National Road. (Submitted on May 8, 2006.)
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