Near Valley Grove in Ohio County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway
On June 29, 1956, President Eisenhower signed the historic legislation that created the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways and the Federal Highway Trust Fund, the pay-as-you-go mechanism through which U.S. motorists have funded the construction and upkeep of the U.S. highway system.
Today, that system stands as a monument to Eisenhower’s vision as a young Army officer—a legacy of safety and mobility that has brought all Americans closer together.
Erected by the American Traffic Safety Services Association and the Road Information Program.
Location. 40° 5.505′ N, 80° 32.155′ W. Marker is near Valley Grove, West Virginia, in Ohio County. Marker can be reached from West Virginia Welcome Center (Interstate 70) west of the Pennsylvania state line, on the right when traveling Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Valley Grove WV 26060, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ray’s Arithmetic (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ohio County / State of Pennsylvania (approx. 1.2 miles away); Miller’s Blockhouse (approx. 2½ miles away in Pennsylvania); Roney’s Point (approx. 3½ miles away); Rice’s Fort (approx. 3.8 miles away in Pennsylvania). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Valley Grove.
More about this marker. The “pay-as-you-go mechanism” discussed on the marker is the federal tax on gasoline.
Also see . . . Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway. (Submitted on September 2, 2006.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,295 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 2, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.