Eisenhower Interstate 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 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
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles.
Location. 39° 56.45′ N, 81° 31.933′ W. Marker is in Derwent, Ohio, in Guernsey County. Marker is on Interstate
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); Cambridge (approx. 4.9 miles away); Peacock Road (approx. 6.2 miles away); Dr. Charles E. Jefferson (approx. 6˝ miles away); The Scottish Rite in Ohio (approx. 6˝ miles away); George R. Tingle (approx. 6˝ miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on February 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2 times since then. Last updated on February 7, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.