Near Eaton in Preble County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Welcome to the National Road
The Historic National Road in Ohio
The National Road is an engineering marvel. Graceful stone arch bridges cross streams and rivers. Inns and taverns were built to meet the needs of travelers. Many of the bridges and buildings that characterized the early days of the road can still be found in towns along the Road today.
Much of the historic National Road is still part of U.S. Route 40. Several segments
To enjoy the sights of the Historic National Road, merge back on to I-70 east. Exit at State Route 127 (exit 10) and turn left (north) off of the ramp. Continue north on State Route 127 for approximately 1 mile to U.S. Route 40, the Historic National Road.
Turn right (east) to continue on your journey.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson, and the The Historic National Road series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1806.
Location. 39° 49.658′ N, 84° 45.656′ W. Marker is near Eaton, Ohio, in Preble County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 70 2 miles east of U.S. 35, on the right when traveling east. On the grounds of the eastbound rest area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eaton OH 45320, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Paris Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away); New Paris (approx. 2.2 miles away); Historic National Road (approx. 3˝ miles away in Indiana); Madonna of the Trail (approx. 5.9 miles away in Indiana); a different marker also named Historic National Road (approx. 5.9 miles away in Indiana); a different marker also named Madonna of the Trail (approx. 5.9 miles away in Indiana); The First Toll Gate (approx. 5.9 miles away in Indiana); a different marker also named Welcome to the National Road (approx. 6.3 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 19, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.