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Vandalia in Fayette County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Cumberland Road

 
 
Cumberland Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
1. Cumberland Road Marker
Inscription. Vandalia was the western terminus of the Cumberland or National Road which extended eighty feet wide for 591 miles from Cumberland, Maryland through Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana. Illinois construction by the Federal Government began in 1811 and ceased in 1838, the approximate cost being seven million dollars.
 
Erected by Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society, and the The Historic National Road marker series.
 
Location. 38° 57.652′ N, 89° 5.669′ W. Marker is in Vandalia, Illinois, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Street and Gallatin Street, on the right when traveling north on 4th Street. Click for map. Marker is near the southwest corner of the Old State Capitol grounds. Marker is in this post office area: Vandalia IL 62471, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Madonna of the Trail (here, next to this marker); First Protest Against Slavery (a few steps from this marker); Where Did Lincoln Stay? (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Charters Hotel (within shouting distance of
Cumberland Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
2. Cumberland Road Marker
Old State Capitol in background
this marker); Flack's Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Second State Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); First Elective Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Third State Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Vandalia.
 
Also see . . .
1. National Road Association of Illinois. (Submitted on May 12, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Route 40 Mile by Mile Thru Illinois. (Submitted on May 12, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 637 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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