Near Norwich in Muskingum County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Historic National Road in Ohio
The use of mile markers began in the Roman Empire with stone obelisks. The Roman mile markers appeared in the fourth century B.C. on the Empire’s legendary Appian Way, the road from Rome to Brindisi.
National Road mile markers were set at 1 mile intervals along the north side of the Road. Each states mile markers were a different design, but all displayed the same information. Ohio’s markers were square with round heads, made of an early form of concrete, sandstone, or limestone, while in Pennsylvania they were made of cast iron.
Ohio’s 5-foot tall markers were set 2 feet into the ground with 3 feet exposed. Each marker indicated the distance to Cumberland, Maryland, where the Road begins, and the name and mileage to the nearest cities and villages, for east and westbound travelers.
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By the 1920s, a uniform highway numbering system with standardized road signs replaced the old mile markers, but many remain along the Road. See how many you can indentify.
(3 pics, a crest) The Road That Helped Build The Nation An All American Road – National Scenic Byway
Erected by The Ohio National Road Association, Inc.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles.
Location. 39° 58.529′ N, 81° 49.355′ W. Marker is near Norwich, Ohio, in Muskingum County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Pike National Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8850 E Pike, Norwich OH 43767, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mile Markers (here, next to this marker); The Historic National Road (here, next to this marker); Warren Pony Truss Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Zane’s Trace Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Motels (about 500 feet away); Norwich (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Ralph Hardesty Stone House (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norwich.
1. identical markers
There are at least two more markers, identical with this one; one in Kirkersville, Ohio and one in Reynoldsbirg, Ohio
— Submitted September 6, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 444 times since then and 102 times this year. Last updated on September 5, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 9, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.