Richmond in Wayne County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Madonna of the Trail
(Northwest Face) A Nation's Highway! Once a wilderness trail over which hardy pioneers made their perilous way seeking new homes in the dense forests of the great north-west.
(Southeast Face) The first toll-gate in Indiana stood near this site on the National Road.
(Northeast Face) The National Old Trails Road.
Erected 1928 by National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Madonnas of the Trail, and the The Historic National Road marker series.
Location. 39° 49.821′ N, 84° 52.353′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Indiana, in Wayne County. Marker is on East Main Street (U.S. 40) near North 22th Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. It is at the southwestern edge of Glenn Miller Park. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond IN 47374, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The First Toll Gate (here, next to this marker); Sailor Street (approx. one mile away); Richmond's Record Roots Freedom Fountain (approx. 1.2 miles away); 1968 Downtown Richmond Explosion (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
Regarding Madonna of the Trail. This is the fifth of 12 statues placed in the early 20th Century along what became U.S. Routes 40 and 66. All 12 statues are exactly the same.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Also see . . .
1. Madonna of the Trail. “Wife and Mother, Cook and Companion, Drover & Sentry, Nurse and Advisor.” By Annabelle Amick. This page tells the story of these monuments. (Submitted on April 12, 2006.)
2. Madonna of the Trail Receives Restoration. (Submitted on April 12, 2006.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,800 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 12, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 6, 7, 8. submitted on July 1, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.