From Pittsburgh to:
Washington County, Pennsylvania
Posted on http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.pennsylvania.counties.washington/mb.ashx
Wayhouses on the National Road active 1875-1882
I'm looking for names and locations of wayhouses that were in business around 1880. I hope to find guest registers that may include my ancestors the John Robert OHNSAT family, who travelled the National Road by Conestoga wagon from Pittsburgh PA to Pittsburgh KS around 1882.
I know that National Road travel was eclipsed by the railway system, beginning as early as the 1860s. However, a family anecdote claims the family took the National Road, and even one register entry would help prove the anecdote's truth. I welcome replies that include information about
- Still-extant remnants of the National Road
- Wayhouses in the county
- Rail development in the county
- County historical societies or museums that may hold such information
(Direct replies encouraged)
The discussion of the resettlement route is continued in the next post.