Inne at Watson's Choice

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Village of Hopwood

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Addison Toll House
Bear Run Nature Reserve
Braddock's Grave
Christmas Shoppe
Coal & Coke Heritage Ctr
Country Charm
The Cross
CW Klay Winery
Dunlap Creek Bridge
Flat Iron Building
Fort Mason Museum
Fort Necessity
Friendship Hill
Historic Brownsville
Historic Connellsville
Historic Dawson
Historic Perryopolis
Historic Uniontown
Historic Hopwood
Inne at Watson's Choice
Jumonville Glen
Jumonville Methodist Youth Ctr
Kentuck Knob
Laurel Caverns
Linden Hall
Meason House
Mt Saint Macrina
National Road
Nemacolin Castle
Nemacolin Woodlands
New Geneva Stoneware
Ohiopyle State Park
Pennsylvania Room
Point Lookout
Scenery Hill
Searight Toll House
State Theatre
Stone House
Summit Inn
Touchstone Center for Arts
Village of Shoaf
Washington Grist Mill
Washington Tavern
West Overton Museums
Wharton Furnace
Youghiogheny River / Lake
Youghiogheny River Trail
Youghiogheny Station

Coal and Coke Era
Early Local History
Fall Foliage
French & Indian War 250th Anniversary
Gen. George C Marshall
Morgantown WV
Mountain Area
National Road
Opulence of Coal & Coke Era
Geo. Washington Slept Here
Whitewater Adventures


Village of Hopwood... Pearl of the Pike

In the early to mid 1800s, the National Road, now US 40, was the main east-west route of the new nation... and a very important one as the nation expanded westward. Westbound travelers with horses, wagons, and livestock would have first had to cross through a hundred or more miles of the Allegheny Mountains. At the foot of the final major ridge lay the Village of Hopwood, founded in 1791. Hopwood, known as the pearl of the pike, was a major resting stop for traffic in both directions and hence a site of considerable commerce.

Hopwood has evolved with the times. Yet many structures from the earlier era of the National Road remain. Because of their characteristic stone construction, most structures are easily identifiable. Prominent are the Chez Girard restaurant and ??? Gift Shop. Hopwood's pleasant character is still welcoming to the visitors.

Contact Information

Directions from the Inne at Watson's Choice

  • Turn Left on SR21 East
  • Travel 3.7 mi East on SR21 to intersetion of Main St (US40)
  • Turn Right on Main
  • Travel 1.1 mi (staying on US40E, becoming Fayette St)
  • Turn Right at intersetion of Fayette and Main following US40East
  • Travel 1.3 mi to Hopwood

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