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Derwent in Guernsey County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Eisenhower Interstate System

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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 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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical date for this entry is June 29, 1956.
Location. 39° 56.45′ N, 81° 31.933′ W. Marker is in Derwent, Ohio, in Guernsey County. Marker is on Interstate

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77, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Derwent OH 43733, 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. A different marker also named Eisenhower Interstate System (here, next to this marker); Wreck of the Shenandoah (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Wreck of the Shenandoah (approx. 2.4 miles away); Senecaville (approx. 3.8 miles away); Cambridge (approx. 4.9 miles away); Lore City (approx. 4.9 miles away); Lore City Honor Roll (approx. 5 miles away); Peacock Road (approx. 6.2 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on February 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on February 7, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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