The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway
"Father of the Interstate Highway System"
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
Erected by American Traffic Safety Services Assoc. & The Road Information Program.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles.
Location. 40° 3.883′ N, 81° 0.7′ W. Marker is in Belmont, Ohio, in Belmont County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 70, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belmont OH 43718, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mile Marker (here, next to this marker); Welcome to the National Road (here, next to this marker); State of Ohio (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Mile Marker (approx. 0.2 miles away); Morristown (approx. 2.7 miles away); Harley E. Warrick (approx. 3.1 miles away); Governor Arthur St. Clair 1734-1818 (approx. 6 miles away); Belmont County / Groundbreaking Site of the National Road in Ohio (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belmont.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 1, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 1, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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