Wheeling in Ohio County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Madonna of the Trail
(East Face) To the pioneer mothers of our mountain state, whose courage, optimism, live and sacrifice made possible the National Highway that united east and west.
(North Face) The National Old Trails Road.
(West Face) By the authority of the United States government and chiefly through the statesmanship of Henry Clay, this road was made possible in 1806.
Erected 1926 by the 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. 40° 3.349′ N, 80° 40.17′ W. Marker is in Wheeling, West Virginia, in Ohio County. Marker is on National Road (U.S. 40) east of Wheeling Park Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wheeling WV 26003, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. State’s Birthplace (here, next to this marker); Jesse Lee Reno (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Madonna of the Trail (a few steps from this marker); The National Pike (a few steps from this marker); The Defenders of the Union (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wheeling.
More about this marker. There is a paved semi-circular driveway to pull over and park while visiting the statue.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Also see . . . 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 August 29, 2006.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,725 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on January 9, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.