Near Thornville in Licking County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the The Historic National Road series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1825.
Location. 39° 56.906′ N, 82° 16.12′ W. Marker is near Thornville, Ohio, in Licking County. Marker is on National Road (U.S. 40) east of Open Woods Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Thornville OH 43076, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Eagles Nest (here, next to this marker); The Gilbert W. Dilley Museum at Flint Ridge (approx. 2.7 miles away); Flint Ridge (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named Flint Ridge (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Flint Ridge (approx. 2.8 miles away).
More about this marker. Marker has carvings
Regarding Eagle’s Nest. This monument marks the highest elevation on the National Road in Ohio.
My father, William P. Reid, lived near Eagle's Nest monument on old route 40 while he was a child. He urged me to get the monument restored as it had fallen into disrepair. In the summer of 1990 I was able to work with Russ Edgington of the newly formed Licking Park District to have this project done. John Markham did the masonry repair; however, ownership of the monument was called into question by the farmer owning the adjacent land. We were able to have a re-dedication ceremony but further plans to establish a little park at the site failed.
— Submitted January 17, 2010, by Laura Mathews Reid Rudd of Lake George, New York.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 3,340 times since then and 269 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on April 19, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 2, 3. submitted on May 28, 2019, by Jaime Fuhr of Thornville, Ohio. 4. submitted on April 19, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 5. submitted on May 28, 2019, by Jaime Fuhr of Thornville, Ohio. 6. submitted on April 19, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 7, 8, 9. submitted on November 7, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.