Welcome to the National Road Historical

Welcome to the National Road Historical (HM1TK2)

Location: , OH Preble County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 50.813', W 84° 38.678'

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The Historic National Road in Ohio

—West Gate —

The National Road crosses six states from Baltimore, Maryland to East st. Louis, Illinois. the road fulfilled the dreams of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson to build an all-weather route acros the Allegheny Mountains to connect the Eastern Seaboard with the Midwest.The road was conceived by Albert Gallatin, Secretary of the Treasury under Thomas Jefferson, and was authorized by Congress in 1806. The road was the nation's first federally funded interstate highway and opened the West for the movement of people and goods.
Construction began in 1811 in Cumberland, Maryland, extending an earlier route from Baltimore. By 1818, the road reached the Ohio River; by 1833, it was completed to Columbus, Ohio; in 1850, it extended to Vandalia, Illinois.
The National Road is an engineering marvel. graceful stone arch bridges cross streams and rivers. Inns and taverns were built to meet the need of travelers. Many of the bridges and buildings that characterized the early days of the road can still be found in towns along the road today.
Much of the old National road is still part of U.S. Route 40. Several sections of the original road are no longer used as highways but can still be explored. The longest segment of the National Road is found in Ohio, covering 227 miles from Bridgeport on the east to the Indiana state line on the west.
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HM NumberHM1TK2
Series This marker is part of the The Historic National Road series
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Year Placed2010
Placed ByThe Rodeo Shop and generous members of the Ohio National Road Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 8th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 701512 N 4413417
Decimal Degrees39.84688333, -84.64463333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 50.813', W 84° 38.678'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 50' 48.78" N, 84° 38' 40.68" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 747-767 US-40, OH , US
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