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  Searight Tollhouse on the Nation Road
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  • Searight Tollhouse on the Nation Road - Pennsylvania
      Searight Tollhouse on the Nation Road
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      Tolls for using the Searight section
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      Milepost marking the miles on the National Road
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This is one of two tollhouses that were built along the National Pike in Pennsylvania that survive today. The house, restored in 1966 and located a few miles northwest of Uniontown on US 40, was named for a local prominent citizen, William Searight. The house was built around 1835 and tolls were collected here until about 1905. The National Pike was authorized in 1806 by Thomas Jefferson and was a federally-sponsored project that linked Maryland to Ohio. The pike was heavily used until 1832 when canals and railroads took over the business of moving things and people. Ninety mile of the National Pike is now US 40, passing through southwestern Pennsylvania. There is a small parking area and the house appears to be open at time though no hours were posted. Perhaps you will be luckier on your visit than I was on mine.

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  • Written Sep 23, 2008
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