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Terre Haute in Vigo County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Crossroads Plaza

 
 
Crossroads Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 12, 2012
1. Crossroads Plaza Marker
Inscription.  The City of Terre Haute has a rich history, spurred by transportation advancements Terre Haute became the “Crossroads of America“. This plaza commemorates the achievements of the first steamboat on the Wabash in 1823, the National Road reaching Terre Haute in 1838, and the first railroad completed in 1852.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places.
 
Location. 39° 27.983′ N, 87° 24.497′ W. Marker is in Terre Haute, Indiana, in Vigo County. Marker is on Wabash Avenue west of South 7th Street, on the left when traveling west. Located next-door to "Commerce Plaza". Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 643 East Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute IN 47801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Crossroads of America (a few steps from this marker); Eddie Taylor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Crossroads of America (about 300 feet away); Chauncey Rose (approx. 0.3 miles away); Civil War Memorial - Vigo County
Crossroads Plaza - Floor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 12, 2012
2. Crossroads Plaza - Floor Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); World War I War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Colonel Richard W. Thompson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Operation Iraqi Freedom - War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Terre Haute.
 
Also see . . .  Video - - "Voice of The National Road" (Courtesy - YouTube)::. (Submitted on August 30, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
 
Crossroads Plaza "River" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 12, 2012
3. Crossroads Plaza "River" Marker
Crossroads Plaza "Road" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 12, 2012
4. Crossroads Plaza "Road" Marker
Crossroads Plaza "Rail" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 12, 2012
5. Crossroads Plaza "Rail" Marker
Other View - - Crossroads Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 12, 2012
6. Other View - - Crossroads Plaza Marker
Wide View - - Crossroads Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 12, 2012
7. Wide View - - Crossroads Plaza Marker
Crossroads Plaza image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 12, 2012
8. Crossroads Plaza
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 400 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 14, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.
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