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Near Thornville in Licking County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Eagle’s Nest

 
 
Eagle's Nest Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats
1. Eagle's Nest Marker
Inscription. Old National Road, built 1825, rebuilt 1914 through the efforts of James M. Cox, Governor of Ohio. Columbus 39 ms. Cumberland 720 ms.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Historic National Road marker series.
 
Location. 39° 56.906′ N, 82° 16.12′ W. Marker is near Thornville, Ohio, in Licking County. Marker is on National Road (U.S. 40) east of Open Woods Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Thornville OH 43076, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Eagles Nest (here, next to this marker); The Gilbert W. Dilley Museum at Flint Ridge (approx. 2.7 miles away); Flint Ridge (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Flint Ridge (approx. 2.8 miles away); Fairmount Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.2 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker has carvings of an early 20th century roadster and a 19th century covered wagon on its face.
 
Regarding Eagle’s Nest. This monument marks the highest elevation on the National Road in Ohio.
 
Additional comments.
Eagle's Nest Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 10, 2006
2. Eagle's Nest Marker

1. Restoration
My father, William P. Reid, lived near Eagle's Nest monument on old route 40 while he was a child. He urged me to get the monument restored as it had fallen into disrepair. In the summer of 1990 I was able to work with Russ Edgington of the newly formed Licking Park District to have this project done. John Markham did the masonry repair; however, ownership of the monument was called into question by the farmer owning the adjacent land. We were able to have a re-dedication ceremony but further plans to establish a little park at the site failed. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted January 17, 2010, by Laura Mathews Reid Rudd of Lake George, New York.

 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Ohio National Road Milemarker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 10, 2006
3. Ohio National Road Milemarker
This milemarker is about a mile west of Eagle's Nest.
Columbus 39 Miles image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 19, 2008
4. Columbus 39 Miles
Cumberland 220 Miles image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 19, 2008
5. Cumberland 220 Miles
Eagle’s Nest Marker, Looking West image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 19, 2008
6. Eagle’s Nest Marker, Looking West
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,629 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   4, 5, 6. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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