Maryland uses Macadam to Complete the National RoadThe National Road from Baltimore to Cumberland was comprised of a series of privately funded turnpikes. By 1822, the road was complete except for the ten miles between Boonsboro and Hagerstown. In August of the year, under pressure from the state legislature, Boonsboro and Hagerstown bank directors formed the Boonsboro Turnpike Company to complete the final section. The National Road, from Baltimore to Cumberland, was often called the "Bank Road," because the state government enlisted local banks to finance the building of this vital economic link with the west. Federal funding was used to build the road from Cumberland to Wheeling, and eventually to the Mississippi River.
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|Series||This marker is part of the The Historic National Road series|
|Placed By||America's Byways|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 8:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 271558 N 4377304|
|Decimal Degrees||39.51503333, -77.65733333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 30.902', W 77° 39.44'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 30' 54.12" N, 77° 39' 26.40" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 504 N Main St, Boonsboro MD 21713, US|
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