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Cambridge in Guernsey County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Cambridge

The Historic National Road in Ohio

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 7, 2016
1. Cambridge Marker
Inscription.  Cambridge was platted in 1806 and became Guernsey County seat just four years later. The town flourished with the construction of the National Road, and by 1834 Cambridge was served daily by four stagecoach lines. Manufacturing boomed after the Civil War, with factories producing doors, metal roofing, furniture, and buggies. By the 1880s, the community was a crossroads of the Baltimore & Ohio, the Cleveland and Marietta, and the National Road.

Local deposits of natural gas and oil attracted glass and pottery factories in the late 19th and early 20th century. The mix of rails and road provided a distinct advantage for business development.

Nearby coal mines also contributed to the economic growth and security of Cambridge, providing fuel for both industry and the railroads.
 
Erected 2010 by The Ohio National Road Association, Inc.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsRoads & Vehicles

Cambridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 7, 2016
2. Cambridge Marker
Full view of marker, on downtown sidewalk
. In addition, it is included in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O), and the The Historic National Road series lists.
 
Location. 40° 1.486′ N, 81° 35.561′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Ohio, in Guernsey County. Marker is on Old National Road (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling east. Found in front of the old I.O.O.F. building (site of the former Tingle Tavern). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 624 Wheeling Avenue, Cambridge OH 43725, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Tingle Tavern (a few steps from this marker); The First Methodist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Guernsey County Vietnam Memorial (about 700 feet away); Robert T. Secrest (about 700 feet away); Guernsey Civil War Memorial (about 800 feet away); Purple Heart Memorial (about 800 feet away); Guernsey County Desert Storm Memorial (about 800 feet away); Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cambridge.
 
Additional keywords. Old National Road
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 7, 2016
3. Cambridge Marker
Marker can be seen at a distance, on Wheeling Avenue, the Old National Road
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 7, 2016
4. Cambridge Marker
A buggy; representing travel on the National Road
Cambridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 7, 2016
5. Cambridge Marker
A B&O locomotive, representing travel on the rails
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 270 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 10, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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