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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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Addison PA 15411, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pennsylvania (here, next to this marker); Bear Camp (was approx. one mile away in Maryland but has been reported missing. ); Toll House (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Old Petersburg Toll House (approx. 2.3 miles away); Great Crossings (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Addison.
 
Also see . . .
Pennsylvania and National Road Markers image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
2. Pennsylvania and National Road Markers
 The Road That Built the Nation. Pennsylvania National Road Heritage Corridor website. (Submitted on May 14, 2006.) 
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
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.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 14, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,669 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 14, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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