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Parkersburg in Wood County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Old Tollgate House

 
 
Old Tollgate House Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2021
1. Old Tollgate House Marker
Inscription.  Here is the site of the Old Tollgate House where the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike and the Northwestern Turnpike met. Surveyed by Col. Claudius Crozet, both roads were completed to the Ohio River by 1850.
 
Erected 1981 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
 
Location. 39° 15.798′ N, 81° 32.55′ W. Marker is in Parkersburg, West Virginia, in Wood County. Marker is at the intersection of Old US 50 (SR 618) and Staunton Avenue (SR 47) on Old US 50 (SR 618). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Parkersburg WV 26101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Turnpikes (here, next to this marker); The Toll House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Block-House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Col. Hugh Phelps (approx. 0.6 miles away); Neal's Station (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sumner School / Robert W. Simmons
Old Tollgate House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
2. Old Tollgate House Marker
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); Tavenner Cemetery (approx. ¾ mile away); Rotary Club of Parkersburg (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parkersburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 330 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 31, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   2. submitted on May 11, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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