Near Myersville in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway
"Father of the Interstate Highway System"
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.
Erected by the American Traffic Safety Services Association and the Road Information Program.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & VehiclesFormer U.S. Presidents: #34 Dwight D. Eisenhower series list.
Location. 39° 31.476′ N, 77° 36.089′ W. Marker is near Myersville, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on the West Welcome Center and Rest Area (Interstate 70) west of Exit 42 (Maryland Route 17), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Myersville MD 21773, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The National Road (here, next to this marker); Gettysburg Campaign (here, next to this marker); The Bill Pate Portal (here, next to this marker); 1862 Antietam Campaign (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The National Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named 1862 Antietam Campaign (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle of Antietam (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myersville.
More about this marker. The “pay-as-you-go mechanism” discussed on the marker is the federal tax on gasoline.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,534 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on February 21, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 8, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 3. submitted on January 25, 2019. 4. submitted on January 25, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.