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Ebensburg in Cambria County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

This Tablet Marks the Site

 
 
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Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, March 6, 2021
1. This Tablet Marks the Site Marker
Inscription.  This tablet marks the site of the last toll gate house on the old Huntingdon, Cambria and Indiana Turnpike. This pike, completed in 1820, was a main artery between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh and maintained by tolls collected at established points along the route. The house itself, bult of logs in 1820, was destroyed by fire September 16, 1943.
During the Civil War the toll gate was kept by Mrs. Eliza Jones whose husband, Lieut. Hugh Jones of Co. C. 209th Regt. Penna. Vols. Army of the Potomac was killed at the battle of Fort Steadman, Petersburg, VA., March 25, 1865, leaving the widow and six young children. Tolls were discontinued in 1870.
 
Erected 1945 by The Descendants of Lieut. Hugh and Eliza Jones.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is March 25, 1865.
 
Location. 40° 28.931′ N, 78° 42.804′ W. Marker is in Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, in Cambria County. Marker is on Rowena Drive, 0.1 miles east of Manor Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ebensburg PA 15931, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
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Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, March 6, 2021
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8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Noon-Collins House and the YMCA Building of Ebensburg (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cambria County (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ebensburg Historic District (approx. 0.6 miles away); Kimball Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Veterans Park of Cambria County (approx. 0.7 miles away); Penn-Eben Hotel (approx. Ύ mile away); Loretto (approx. 4.1 miles away); Charles M. Schwab (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ebensburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 6, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 125 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 6, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Aug. 8, 2022