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.








Hopwood Village...Pearl on the Pike


Directions From the Inne at watsons Choice
Head east on Balsinger Rd/Old State Rte 21 toward S&T Dr
Continue to follow Balsinger Rd 1 min (0.6 mi) Continue on PA-21 E.
Take US-119 S/US-40 E to Doyle St in Hopwood 12 min (7.9 mi)
Turn left onto PA-21 E 2.1 mi
Turn right to merge onto US-119 S/US-40 E 2.3 mi
Use the left 2 lanes to take the US-40 E exit toward Hopwood 0.4 mi
Continue onto US-40 E 2.2 mi
Take the US-40 BUS exit toward Hopewood 0.4 mi
Continue onto US-40 BUS W/National Pike 0.5 mi
Turn left onto Doyle St 18 s (62 ft) Hopwood, PA

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  While you're in the area, you might check out these attractions.

Point Lookout
The Cross
Jummonville Glen
Laurel Caverns
Touchstone Center for the Arts
Wharton Furnace
Fort Necessity
Braddock's Grave
Washington Tavern


234 Balsinger Road
Village of Balsinger
Uniontown, Pa 15401

Bill and Nancy Ross
Inn Keepers



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