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La Vale in Allegany County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Toll Gate House

 
 
First Toll Gate House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 7, 2006
1. First Toll Gate House Marker
Inscription.  First toll gate house on the old National (Cumberland) Road. Erected about 1833 after this portion of the road was turned over to the State of Maryland by the United States government. There was one other toll gate in Maryland on this Road.
 
Erected by the State Roads Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Maryland Historical Trust, and the The Historic National Road series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1833.
 
Location. 39° 38.262′ N, 78° 51.108′ W. Marker is in La Vale, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker is on National Highway SW (U.S. 40), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cumberland MD 21502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The La Vale Toll House (a few steps from this marker); "The Gateway to the West" (within shouting distance of this marker); “Spendelow Camp” (approx. 1.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial
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(approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Vale.
 
Regarding First Toll Gate House. More information and photos can be seen on the nearby “The La Vale Toll House” marker.
 
La Vale Toll House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 7, 2006
2. La Vale Toll House
Marker can be seen to the right of the tollhouse. This view is looking west.
Toll Gate Posts On Each Side Of The National Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, May 30, 2021
3. Toll Gate Posts On Each Side Of The National Road
Toll gate house in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,731 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 19, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on May 30, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.

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