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

National Road

 
 
National Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 27, 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 the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Historic National Road marker series.
 
Location. 40° 8.998′ N, 80° 19.68′ W. Marker is near Washington, Pennsylvania, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 40 and Coffeys Crossing Road, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 40. Click for map. This marker is on the western approach to the city. Marker is in this post office area: Washington PA 15301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Washington (here, next to this marker); Wolff’s Fort (approx. 0.3 miles away); Augusta Town (approx. 0.6 miles away); “S” Bridge (approx. 1.3 miles away); William Holmes McGuffey (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Washington.
 
Also see . . .  The Road that Built the Nation. (Submitted on January 15, 2007.)
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
National Road and Washington Markers on U.S. 40 image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 27, 2006
2. National Road and Washington Markers on U.S. 40
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,339 times since then and 24 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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