The Historic National Road in OhioNamed for the peacocks that once lived on a neighboring farm, this narrow brick road was on the National Roads original alignment when it was built through Guernsey County in 1828. Peacock road is typical of the steep grades and sharp curves that were built when the road followed the typography of the rough hilly terrain of eastern Ohio. As automobiles became more popular in the twentieth century, Ohio's newly established Department of Highways began adapting the Road for modern vehicles. Sharp curves were eliminated where possible and hills were flattened. Sections of the National road were bypassed to make the road straighter so that the trip from place to place could be faster. Hills were removed in some areas to reduce the effort of traveling up and down steep grades. When you see a roadside building that seems to be sitting above the road, you are probably seeing a place where the hill has been dug away and the road has been re-built on a flatter grade.
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|Series||This marker is part of the The Historic National Road series|
|Placed By||The Ohio National Road Association, Inc|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 457170 N 4430882|
|Decimal Degrees||40.02706667, -81.50195000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 1.624', W 81° 30.117'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 1' 37.44" N, 81° 30' 7.02" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 12800-12816 Township Hwy 650, Cambridge OH 43725, US|
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