Near Hancock in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
National Pike Toll House
The property was purchased by Charles Locher in 1946. Ownership changed hands several times after that with William and Dottie Dugan as the last owners of record. In the year 2000 the
Many residents of the Hancock area recall the “toll house” in operation earlier during the past century.
Architecturally the “toll house” provides a documented example of an early 19th century structure which has a combined use as a service building and a residence. Unlike present-day turnpike booths, this structure was equipped to be a permanent dwelling for the toll keeper. Thus its appearance, while functional, also reflects its intended use as a place of residence.
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Historic National Road marker series.
Location. 39° 41.921′ N, 78° 12.151′ W. Marker is near Hancock, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Western Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hancock MD 21750, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tonoloway Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); “Old Mr. Flint’s” Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Siding and Packing House Site (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fort Coombe (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Tonoloways (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hancock's Orchard Industry (approx. one mile away); "Stonewall" Jackson Hill (approx. one mile away in West Virginia); Hancock (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hancock.
Also see . . . Maryland's Bank Road. (Submitted on September 1, 2006.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,051 times since then and 32 times this year. Last updated on February 28, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 1, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. 5. submitted on February 19, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.