Near Topeka in Shawnee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
First Section of Interstate Opened in United States
Under 1956 Federal-Aid Highway Act
November 14, 1956
Erected by US Department of Transportation.
Location. 39° 3.481′ N, 95° 52.87′ W. Marker is near Topeka, Kansas, in Shawnee County. Marker is on Interstate 70 west of Valencia Road (I-70 Exit 350), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Topeka KS 66615, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sioux Quartzite Boulder (approx. 5.7 miles away); Potawatomie Baptist Manual Labor Training School (approx. 5.7 miles away); Mission Kitchen Garden (approx. 5.7 miles away); Trails across Kansas (approx. 5.7 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.7 miles away); Gettysburg Address (approx. 7.6 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.8 miles away); Martin Luther (approx. 7.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Topeka.
More about this marker. There is an identical marker along the eastbound lanes of I-70 near mile marker 358.
Regarding First Section of Interstate Opened in United States.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.