Motels Historical

Motels Historical (HM1V0J)

Location: Norwich, OH 43767 Muskingum County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 58.605', W 81° 49.368'

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The Historic National Road in Ohio

As motorized transportation developed, motels of all sizes
became a fixture along the National Road. Automobile travel
in the early 1900s was often an adventure. Overnight
accommodations, in the form of hotels, were concentrated in
urban centers, with few choices available in
rural areas. Many landowners developed
facilities for tourists. These "auto camps"
provided extra conveniences such as picnic
tables, flush toilets, showers and electrical
hookups. As more people took to the highways
and enterprising business people discovered that
travelers were willing to pay for comfort,
alternatives to tent and trailer camping
developed. As accommodations evolved,
"tourist" courts offered privacy of individual cabins.
Tourist homes were private homes in which bedrooms were
rented to tourists and travelers.

After World War II, tourist courts slipped in popularity,
supplanted by the motel ("motor hotel"). The motel was new,
modern and had an efficient design that less was expensive to
construct and maintain. In 1956, the advent of the Interstate
highway system prompted the decline of the "mom and pop"
motels. Today, many of the individually owned motels remain
along older highways like the National Road.
HM NumberHM1V0J
Series This marker is part of the The Historic National Road series
Year Placed2014
Placed ByThe Ohio National Road Association, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 13th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 429741 N 4425500
Decimal Degrees39.97675000, -81.82280000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 58.605', W 81° 49.368'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 58' 36.3" N, 81° 49' 22.08" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)740
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8855 E Pike, Norwich OH 43767, US
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