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Author Topic: The Old York Road Philadelphia to New York  (Read 2672 times)

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The Old York Road Philadelphia to New York
« on: May 21, 2021, 10:35:35 AM »

I was reading about the unincorporated community within Readington Township, NJ called Centerville and noticed it derived its name from being midway along the former stagecoach route between NYC and Philly.  It had an inn there where travelers stopped for the night as the journey which presently takes hours took two days then.

I then learned that the Stagecoaches then used the present day Old York Road in Philadelphia and Bucks County, PA. Of course that is where itís name was created from, but as many in the Philadelphia area know itís still used by autos today and is a municipal street in Philadelphia and parts of PA 611 in Philly and PA 611, PA 263, US 202, and PA 179 in Bucks.

In NJ it follows NJ 179 and CR 514 to Reaville where it splits from major numbered routes to a series of 600 routes ( passing through Centerville) to meet up with CR 567 to Raritan. Between Raritan and NYC itís unclear as none of the municipalities between those two points use the name at all, but can assume Main Street/ Talmdge Ave/ Lincoln Blvd and NJ 28 were it to Plainfield.  From east of Plainfield I havenít a clue to itís alignment even guessing.

Does anyone here know more? Has anyone here ever clinched it by car?
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Re: The Old York Road Philadelphia to New York
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2021, 10:41:31 PM »

I saw that but with things the way they are as Wiki is not one hundred percent.

Plus I am looking to see if anyone clinched it.  Not so much info.
« Last Edit: May 21, 2021, 10:50:31 PM by Alps »
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Re: The Old York Road Philadelphia to New York
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2021, 10:49:26 PM »

I've ridden various bits and pieces of it, but never tried to clinch it.
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