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Near Grindstone in Fayette 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° 59.304′ N, 79° 50.552′ W. Marker is near Grindstone, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker is on National Pike (Route 40) east of Twin Hills Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. It is at Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Grindstone PA 15442, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brownsville ( approx. 2.8 miles away); Brashear House ( approx. 3 miles away); Philander Knox ( approx. 3.1 miles away); Redstone Old Fort ( approx. 3.3 miles away); Dunlapís Creek Bridge ( approx. 3.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Albert Gallatin. From the History of the Treasury pages of the Department of The Treasury website. (Submitted on April 16, 2006.) 
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
National Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 7, 2013
2. National Road Marker
Westerly View image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
3. Westerly View
National Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 7, 2013
4. National Road Marker
Marker has been turned 90 degrees and is parallel to US 40
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,742 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 16, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   2. submitted on September 7, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on April 16, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   4. submitted on September 7, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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