Sandy Gap to the Six-Mile House
The 1811 to 1834 route of the Road traveled up Greene St. and over Haystack Mountain via Braddock Rd. The Road traveled through Sandy Gap, on the west side of Haystack, and then joined Winchester Road. It then appears the combined roads traveled to Gwynn's (Six-Mile House). There are still remnants of the original Road along Braddock Rd. but much of it appears to have been erased during the construction of I-68 and development in LaVale.
On the west side of Haystack Mountain, just below Sunset Dr., on the left side heading west, there are three stone culverts (Behind the guard rails.). The first is well defined, the second is almost buried and the third is behind a commercial building (To the left side). The Road originally passed over the culverts and the ground immediately above them is still flat. Most of the road surface was covered from fill from the Interstate.
A short distance from the second culvert a small section of flat surface is still evident in the woods. A little beyond that, Macy Rd. veers off to the left and travels across the third culvert. Read more about The Forgotten Road.
MAPS:(1) 1916 Map showing Braddock Rd. and old Road;(2) Current Map; (3) Current Topographical Map
Historic Markers:(1) Spendelow's Camp;
Last Update: Oct 10, 2010