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Near Valley Grove in Ohio County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway

 
 
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 26, 2006
1. The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway Marker
Inscription. In August 1973, the U.S. Congress designated a cross-country stretch of Interstate as the “Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway,” in tribute to President Eisenhower’s early recognition of the need for a national network of highways to enhance the mobility of a growing nation. His dream originated in 1919 on an Army convoy from Washington, D.C., to San Francisco, California, a journey that took 62 days.

On June 29, 1956, President Eisenhower signed the historic legislation that created the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways and the Federal Highway Trust Fund, the pay-as-you-go mechanism through which U.S. motorists have funded the construction and upkeep of the U.S. highway system.

Today, that system stands as a monument to Eisenhower’s vision as a young Army officer—a legacy of safety and mobility that has brought all Americans closer together.
 
Erected by the American Traffic Safety Services Association and the Road Information Program.
 
Location. 40° 5.505′ N, 80° 32.155′ W. Marker is near Valley Grove, West Virginia, in Ohio County. Marker can be reached from West Virginia Welcome Center (Interstate 70) west of the Pennsylvania state line, on the right when traveling
Marker (on the Right) at the Welcome Center image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 26, 2006
2. Marker (on the Right) at the Welcome Center
west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Valley Grove WV 26060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ray’s Arithmetic (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ohio County / State of Pennsylvania (approx. 1.2 miles away); Miller’s Blockhouse (approx. 2.5 miles away in Pennsylvania); Roney’s Point (approx. 3.5 miles away); Rice’s Fort (approx. 3.8 miles away in Pennsylvania). Click for a list of all markers in Valley Grove.
 
More about this marker. The “pay-as-you-go mechanism” discussed on the marker is the federal tax on gasoline.
 
Also see . . .  Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway. (Submitted on September 2, 2006.)
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,267 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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