Fox Creek "S" Bridge Park

Fox Creek "S" Bridge Park (HM1Z91)

Location: New Concord, OH 43762 Muskingum County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 59.574', W 81° 44.765'

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The Fox Creek "S" Bridge is one of a series of such bridges which lined the path of the National Road. All but a handful were destroyed during the construction of U.S. Route 40. The National Road, completed here in 1828, "opened wide the doors to the West." Every township crossed by the Road doubled its population in a decade. The entire National Road from Cumberland, Maryland, to Vandalia, Illinois, was bricked during World War I to accommodate military traffic. The Fox Creek "S" Bridge was the last section to be bricked. The photo below records this event in 1919.

The house at the top of the picture to the left is that of Robert West Speer, a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad. Speer was a Reformed Presbyterian (Covenanter). His denomination, as well as the Associate Presbyterians (Seceders) and the Associate Reformed Presbyterians made the Fox Creek/Crooked Creek area a bastion of Abolitionism before and during the Civil War.
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Date Added Thursday, June 29th, 2017 at 12:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 436307 N 4427235
Decimal Degrees39.99290000, -81.74608333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 59.574', W 81° 44.765'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 59' 34.44" N, 81° 44' 45.9" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near S Bridge II, New Concord OH 43762, US
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