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

Crossroads of America

 
 
Crossroads of America Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, July 6, 2008
1. Crossroads of America Marker
View to the South East.
Inscription.  U.S. Highway 40, the old National Road which opened the West for settlement, and U.S. Highway 41, a major North-South route, were designated part of the original Federal Highway System in 1926. Their intersection in Terre Haute at Wabash Avenue and Seventh Street became the "Crossroads of America."
 
Erected 1998 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Vigo County Historical Society, replacing 1988 marker. (Marker Number 84.1998.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers, and the The Historic National Road series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1926.
 
Location. 39° 27.996′ N, 87° 24.431′ W. Marker is in Terre Haute, Indiana, in Vigo County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 40 and North Seventh Street (Old U.S. 41), on the right when traveling west on U.S. 40. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Eddie Taylor (within shouting distance of this marker);
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a different marker also named Crossroads of America (within shouting distance of this marker); Crossroads Plaza (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Crossroads of America (about 300 feet away); Mordecai Peter Centennial Brown / Baseball Career Highlights (about 600 feet away); Fairbanks Hall / Fairbanks Hall Dome Restoration (approx. 0.2 miles away); Little Syria on the Wabash (approx. ¼ mile away); Chauncey Rose (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 of America Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, July 6, 2008
2. Crossroads of America Marker
Photo taken looking at South/West corner.
Crossroads of America image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, July 6, 2008
3. Crossroads of America
Looking to the North.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,607 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 7, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.

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