The National Historic Road in Ohio

The National Historic Road in Ohio (HM1HM5)

Location: Bridgeport, OH 43912 Belmont County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 4.345', W 80° 44.456'

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The Road That Helped Build The Nation

— An All-American Road - National Scenic Highway —

Welcome to the National Road
The National Road crosses six states from Baltimore, Maryland, to East St. Louis, Illinois. The road fulfilled the dreams of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson to build an all-weather route across the Allegheny Mountains to connect the Eastern Seaboard with the Midwest. The road was conceived by Albert Gallatin, Secretary of the Treasury under Thomas Jefferson, and was authorized by Congress in 1806. The road the nation's first federally funded interstate highway and opened the West for the movement of people and goods. Construction began in 1811 in Cumberland, Maryland, extending an earlier route from Baltimore. By 1818, the road reached the Ohio River; by 1833, it was completed to Columbus, Ohio; in 1850, it extended west to Vandalia, Illinois.

The National Road is an engineering marvel. Graceful stone arch bridges cross streams and rivers. Inns and taverns were built to meet the need of travelers. Many of the bridges and buildings that characterized the early days of the road can still be found in towns along the road today.
HM NumberHM1HM5
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Date Added Sunday, November 2nd, 2014 at 11:13pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 522090 N 4435826
Decimal Degrees40.07241667, -80.74093333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 4.345', W 80° 44.456'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 4' 20.7" N, 80° 44' 27.36" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 218-242 US-40, Bridgeport OH 43912, US
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