Cambridge Historical

Cambridge Historical (HM1UZ8)

Location: Cambridge, OH 43725 Guernsey County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 1.486', W 81° 35.561'

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The Historic National Road in Ohio

Cambridge was platted in 1806 and became Guernsey County seat just four years later. The
town flourished with the construction of the National Road, and by 1834 Cambridge was served
daily by four stagecoach lines. Manufacturing boomed after the Civil War, with factories producing doors, metal roofing, furniture, and buggies. By the 1880s, the community was a crossroads of the Baltimore & Ohio, the Cleveland and Marietta, and the National Road.

Local deposits of natural gas and oil attracted glass and pottery factories in the late 19th and early 20th century. The mix of rails and road provided a distinct advantage for business development.
Nearby coal mines also contributed to the economic growth and security of Cambridge, providing fuel for both industry and the railroads.
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HM NumberHM1UZ8
Series This marker is part of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) series, and the The Historic National Road series.
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Year Placed2010
Placed ByThe Ohio National Road Association, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 449426 N 4430674
Decimal Degrees40.02476667, -81.59268333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 1.486', W 81° 35.561'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 1' 29.16" N, 81° 35' 33.66" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)740
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18 Wheeling Ave, Cambridge OH 43725, US
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