The Historic National Road in OhioThe 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 was the nation's first federally funded interstate highway and opened the West for 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, and in 1850 it extended west to Vandalia, Illinois.
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|Date Added||Thursday, April 25th, 2019 at 8:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 499006 N 4434940|
|Decimal Degrees||40.06471667, -81.01165000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 3.883', W 81° 0.699'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 3' 52.98" N, 81° 0' 41.94" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near , ,|
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