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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Addison in Somerset 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° 43.338′ N, 79° 18.283′ W. Marker is near Addison, Pennsylvania, in Somerset County. Marker is on National Pike (U.S. 40) west of the Maryland State line, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Addison PA 15411, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pennsylvania (here, next to this marker); Bear Camp (approx. one mile away in Maryland); Toll House (approx. 2.1 miles away); Great Crossings (approx. 2.3 miles away); Keyser’s Ridge (approx. 3.7 miles away in Maryland). Click for a list of all markers in Addison.
 
Also see . . .  The Road the Built the Nation. Pennsylvania National Road Heritage Corridor website. (Submitted on May 14, 2006.) 
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Pennsylvania and National Road Markers image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
2. Pennsylvania and National Road Markers
Historic National Road Sign image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
3. Historic National Road Sign
Wherever the original National Road diverges from Route 40 in Pennsylvania, these signs mark the original route.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,581 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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