Petersburg Tollhouse

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Petersburg Tollhouse
Petersburg Tollhouse.jpg
Front of the tollhouse
Petersburg Tollhouse is located in Pennsylvania
Petersburg Tollhouse
Location Off U.S. 40, Addison, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°44′47″N 79°20′6″W / 39.74639°N 79.33500°W / 39.74639; -79.33500Coordinates: 39°44′47″N 79°20′6″W / 39.74639°N 79.33500°W / 39.74639; -79.33500
Area 0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built 1835
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 79002346[1]
Added to NRHP March 20, 1979

The Petersburg Tollhouse, now located in the hamlet of Addison, Pennsylvania, United States, was the first tollhouse that travelers encountered while on the National Road heading west into Pennsylvania. The Old Route 40 now sits atop the National Pike at this tollhouse. The Petersburg tollhouse is one of three surviving tollhouses for the National Pike; the remaining ones are the LaVale tollhouse located between Cumberland and Frostburg, Maryland and the Searight's tollhouse located just west of Uniontown on Route 40.[2][3]

The toll house is owned by Great Crossings Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, and is open to visitors by appointment.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
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  3. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Mr. Irving Hall and Susan M. Zacher (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Petersburg Tollhouse" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-12-08. 

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