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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.
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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Historic National Road marker series.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The La Vale Toll House (a few steps from this marker); “Spendelow Camp” (approx. 1.2 miles away); The National Road (approx. 2 miles away); Clarysville General Hospital (approx. 2 miles away); Brady's Crossing (approx. 3.2 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.
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
La Vale Toll House image. Click for full size.
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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,365 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 19, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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