Near Thornville in Licking County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Historic National Road marker series.
Location. 39° 56.906′ N, 82° 16.12′ W. Marker is near Thornville, Ohio, in Licking County. Marker is on National Road (U.S. 40) east of Open Woods Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Thornville OH 43076, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Eagles Nest (here, next to this marker); The Gilbert W. Dilley Museum at Flint Ridge (approx. 2.7 miles away); Flint Ridge (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Flint Ridge (approx. 2.8 miles away); Fairmount Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.2 miles away).
More about this marker. Marker has carvings of an early 20th century roadster and a 19th century covered wagon on its face.
Regarding Eagle’s Nest. This monument marks the highest elevation on the National Road in Ohio.
My father, William P. Reid, lived near Eagle's Nest monument on old route 40 while he was a child. He urged me to get the monument restored as it had fallen into disrepair. In the summer of 1990 I was able to work with Russ Edgington of the newly formed Licking Park District to have this project done. John Markham did the masonry repair; however, ownership of the monument was called into question by the farmer owning the adjacent land. We were able to have a re-dedication ceremony but further plans to establish a little park at the site failed.
— Submitted January 17, 2010, by Laura Mathews Reid Rudd of Lake George, New York.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 19, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,696 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 19, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 7, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.