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

National Road

 
 
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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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Historic National Road marker series.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Underground Railroad (approx. 1.9 miles away); James Finley (approx. 2.3 miles away); Uniontown (approx. 2.3 miles away); Fayette County (approx. 2.4 miles away); Fort Gaddis (approx. 2.4 miles away); George C. Marshall (approx. 2 miles away); Old West School House (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named George C. Marshall (approx. 2.6 miles away).
 
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National Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 17, 2011
2. National Road Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 645 times since then and 38 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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