The Historic National Road in OhioFor nearly fifty years prior to 1914, almost no maintenance had been carried out on "the pike", the National Road. By the early 20th century, bicyclists, automobile owners, postal service, and the trucking industry were demanding better roads. The large granite rock at this site, known as Eagles Nest, commemorates the experimental paving of a 29-mile section of the National Road from Zanesville to Hebron between 1914 and 1916. Arch W. Smith, of the Ohio State Highway Department called the newly paved highway, "the model concrete road of the world." Chiseled in the granite rock are renderings of a Conestoga wagon, an early automobile, and the distances to Columbus (32 miles) and to Cumberland, Maryland (220 miles).
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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||Monday, October 10th, 2016 at 9:04am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 391625 N 4422809|
|Decimal Degrees||39.94848333, -82.26865000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 56.909', W 82° 16.119'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 56' 54.54" N, 82° 16' 7.14" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 15051 National Rd SE, Glenford OH 43739, US|
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