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Parkersburg in Wood County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Tollgate House

 
 
Old Tollgate House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
1. Old Tollgate House Marker
Inscription. Here is the site of the Old Tollgate House where the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike and the Northwestern Turnpike met. Surveyed by Col. Claudius Crozet, both roads were completed to the Ohio River by 1850.
 
Erected 1981 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Location. 39° 15.798′ N, 81° 32.55′ W. Marker is in Parkersburg, West Virginia, in Wood County. Marker is at the intersection of Old US 50 (SR 618) and Staunton Avenue (SR 47) on Old US 50 (SR 618). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Parkersburg WV 26101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Turnpikes (here, next to this marker); The Toll House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Block-House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Col. Hugh Phelps (approx. 0.6 miles away); Neal's Station (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sumner School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Parkersburg (approx. 1.1 miles away); West Virginia's First Governor / Parkersburg Governors (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parkersburg.
 
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Old Tollgate House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
2. Old Tollgate House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 11, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 11, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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