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Addison in Somerset County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Toll House

 
 
Toll House Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
1. Toll House Marker
Inscription. One of the six original toll houses on the Cumberland or National Road is on the hill opposite. Built after the road was turned over to the State in 1835 by the U.S.   Restored and preserved by the D.A.R.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Historic National Road marker series.
 
Location. 39° 44.717′ N, 79° 19.875′ W. Marker is in Addison, Pennsylvania, in Somerset County. Marker is at the intersection of National Pike (U.S. 40) and Main Street, on the left when traveling west on National Pike. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Addison PA 15411, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Old Petersburg Toll House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Great Crossings (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Great War (approx. 0.2 miles away); National Road (approx.
Toll House Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
2. Toll House Marker
2.1 miles away); Pennsylvania (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Addison.
 
Regarding Toll House. Known as the Petersburg Toll House, it is 0.2 miles west of this marker on Main Street in Addison itself. The current US-40 bypasses the town.
 
Also see . . .
1. Old Petersburg Toll House. Page by the The Old Petersburg-Addison Historical Society, it tells the history of the toll house and the successful effort to preserve it. (Submitted on May 13, 2006.) 

2. Petersburg Toll House - Addison, PA. Posts visiting hours and history. (Submitted on May 13, 2006.) 

3. Old Petersburg Toll House, PA. Link at America's Byways website (Submitted on October 10, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Rates of Toll on the Cumberland Road in Pennsylvania
(from the list of tolls posted at the toll house)
Every score of sheep, 6¢
Every score of Hogs,
The Petersburg Toll House image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
3. The Petersburg Toll House
The tablet on the boulder next to the toll house is the Great Crossings marker.

Every score of Cattle, 12¢
Every Horse and Rider, 4¢

Every led or drove Horse, Mule or Ass, 3¢
Every sled or sleigh drawn by one horse or pair or oxen, 3¢
Every Dearborn, Sulky Chair or Chaise with one horse, 6¢
Every horse in addition, 3¢

Every Chariot, Coach, Coachee, Stage Phaeton or Chaise with two horses and four wheels, 12¢
Every Horse in addition, 3¢

Every other carriage of pleasure by whatever name it may be called, the same according to the number of wheels and horses drawing the same.

Every cart or wagon whose wheels do not exceed three inches in breadth, drawn by one horse or pair of oxen, 4¢
Every Horse in addition, 3¢

Every cart or wagon whose wheels exceed three inches and does not exceed four inches in breadth, for every horse or pair of oxen drawing the same, 4¢

Every cart or wagon whose wheels exceed four inches and do not exceed six inches in breadth for every horse or pair of oxen drawing the same, 3¢

Every cart or wagon whose wheels exceed six inches and do not exceed eight inches in breadth, for every horse
Rates of Toll image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
4. Rates of Toll
or pair of oxen drawing the same, 2¢

All Carts and wagons whose wheels exceed eight inches in breadth, FREE

Any person refusing or neglecting to pay the toll, the fine of, $3.00
    — Submitted May 13, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.

 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Petersburg Toll House image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, September 22, 2007
5. Petersburg Toll House
Somerset County World War I Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
6. Somerset County World War I Memorial Marker
This marker is next to the toll house. It can be seen on the left in Photograph 3. It reads: 1917–1919. In honor of those of Somerset County who served their nation and the cause of world liberty in The Great War, and in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice. Erected by Great Crossings Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. November 11, 1924.
1848 Addison Honor Roll – the World War II Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
7. 1848 Addison Honor Roll – the World War II Monument
This monument is directly across the street from the toll house.
View west on the National Road from the Petersburg Toll House image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, September 22, 2007
8. View west on the National Road from the Petersburg Toll House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 13, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,778 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 13, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   5. submitted on March 6, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   6, 7. submitted on May 13, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   8. submitted on March 6, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
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