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Hopwood in Fayette County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

National Road

 
 
National Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, April 17, 2011
1. National Road Marker
Inscription.  From the creation of the National Road in 1806 until the advent of the railroads in the 1850s, thousands of travellers crossed Chestnut Ridge between the East and Midwest. Founded in 1791, Hopwood was a major resting stop for traffic in both directions.
 
Erected 1996 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsRailroads & StreetcarsRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and the The Historic National Road series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1806.
 
Location. 39° 52.334′ N, 79° 41.913′ W. Marker is in Hopwood, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of National Pike (Business U.S. 40) and Hopwood-Fairchance Road, on the right when traveling east on National Pike. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hopwood PA 15445, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas L. Frankhouser (a few steps from this marker); Hopwood Veterans Memorial (approx.
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0.3 miles away); The Hopwood and the Founding Fathers' Cemeteries of All Wars (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hopwood-Miller Tavern (approx. 0.4 miles away); Scott Patrick Brownfield (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fayette County Vietnam Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Gold Star Dogwood Tree (approx. 0.7 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopwood.
 
National Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, April 17, 2011
2. National Road Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 18, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 942 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 18, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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