La Vale, Maryland: First Toll Gate on the National Road

Seven-sided house was built ~ 1833; no longer collects tolls. Features its own parking area, historical marker, and a couple of plaques-on-rocks.
Address:
14304 National Hwy, La Vale, MD
Directions:
On the south side of ALT-US-40, just west of its intersection with PA-53/Winchester Rd.
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First Toll Gate On National Road

This was the first toll gate house on the National Road.

[Stephen Francia, 05/28/2020]

The National Road was America's first long-distance highway, running 620 miles from Cumberland, Maryland, to Vandalia, Illinois. This seven-sided toll gate house was built circa 1833 and restored in 2019. A Rates of Toll table lays out detailed cost calculations: "For every Carriage of pleasure by Whatever be it called, the same according to the number of wheels and horses drawing the same."


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