Near Belmont in Belmont County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The earliest highway signs along the National Road (Route 40) in Ohio were milestones located at one-mile intervals along the north side of the roadway. Each stone indicated the distance to Cumberland, Maryland, the eastern terminus of the National Road, and to the nearest cities and villages for both east and westbound travelers.
Erected 1973 by The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 2-7.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection, and the The Historic National Road series lists.
Location. 40° 3.884′ N, 81° 0.7′ W. Marker is near Belmont, Ohio, in Belmont County. Marker is on Interstate 70 at milepost 210, on the right when traveling east. Located at the Interstate 70 eastbound rest area, just east of Belmont. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belmont OH 43718, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway (here, next to this marker); Welcome to the National RoadState of Ohio (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Mile Marker (approx. 0.2 miles away); Morristown (approx. 2.7 miles away); Harley E. Warrick (approx. 3.1 miles away); Governor Arthur St. Clair 1734-1818 (approx. 6 miles away); Belmont County / Groundbreaking Site of the National Road in Ohio (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belmont.
More about this marker. This marker is a one-sided marker. The back has no inscription. The marker and stone have been moved a few feet west (closer to the path leading to the comfort station) from where it is shown in the 2014 photos, and turned 180° to face the parking lot.
Regarding Mile Marker. National Road mile markers were the responsibility of the individual states and each state’s marker was shaped differently and constructed from different materials. All showed the distance from Cumberland and to the nearest city in each direction.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 615 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 2, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.