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Wheeling in Ohio County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Madonna of the Trail

 
 
Madonna of the Trail image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 27, 2006
1. Madonna of the Trail
Inscription. (South Face) N.S.D.A.R. Memorial to the Pioneer Mothers of the Covered Wagon Days.

(East Face) To the pioneer mothers of our mountain state, whose courage, optimism, live and sacrifice made possible the National Highway that united east and west.

(North Face) The National Old Trails Road.

(West Face) By the authority of the United States government and chiefly through the statesmanship of Henry Clay, this road was made possible in 1806.
 
Erected 1926 by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Madonnas of the Trail, and the The Historic National Road marker series.
 
Location. 40° 3.349′ N, 80° 40.17′ W. Marker is in Wheeling, West Virginia, in Ohio County. Marker is on National Road (U.S. 40) east of Wheeling Park Drive, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wheeling WV 26003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. State’s Birthplace (here, next to this marker);
Madonna and Child image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 27, 2006
2. Madonna and Child
Jesse Lee Reno (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Madonna of the Trail (a few steps from this marker); The National Pike (a few steps from this marker); The Defenders of the Union (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Wheeling.
 
More about this marker. There is a paved semi-circular driveway to pull over and park while visiting the statue.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Madonna of the Trail. “Wife and Mother, Cook and Companion, Drover & Sentry, Nurse and Advisor.” By Annabelle Amick. This page tells the story of these monuments. (Submitted on August 29, 2006.) 
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
The Madonna's Other Child image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 27, 2006
3. The Madonna's Other Child
Madonna of the Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2010
4. Madonna of the Trail Marker
Another view of the Madonna of the Trail Monument with potted plants added to the landscaping that did not exist in the 2006 photos.
Madonna of the Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2010
5. Madonna of the Trail Marker
Close-up view of the inscription on the south face of the monument.
Madonna of the Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2010
6. Madonna of the Trail Marker
Extremely lose-up view of the D.A.R. seal on the south face of the monument.
Madonna of the Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2010
7. Madonna of the Trail Marker
Close-up view of the inscription on the east face of the monument.
Madonna of the Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2010
8. Madonna of the Trail Marker
Close-up view of the inscription on the north face of the monument.
Madonna of the Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2010
9. Madonna of the Trail Marker
Close-up view of the inscription on the west face of the monument.
Madonna of the Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2010
10. Madonna of the Trail Marker
View looking north with the Madonna of the Trail Monument in the foreground and the community's "Wheeling Park" in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,687 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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