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Wheeling in Ohio County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The National Pike

 
 
The National Pike Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 31, 2005
1. The National Pike Marker
Inscription. The National Pike, called the “Old Cumberland Road” , was started in 1811 and used to Wheeling in 1817 and by mail coaches from Washington by 1818. Most of it followed the Nemacolin Path and Braddock’s Road from Cumberland, Md.
 
Erected 1965 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Historic National Road marker series.
 
Location. 40° 3.344′ N, 80° 40.179′ 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. The Madonna of the Trail (here, next to this marker); State’s Birthplace (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Madonna of the Trail (a few steps from this marker); Jesse Lee Reno (a few steps from this marker); The Defenders of the Union (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wheeling.
 
Also see . . .  The Old Pike : A History of the National Road: With Incidents, Accidents and Anecdotes Thereon. 1894 hardcover Book by Thomas B. Searight, ocassionally available on Amazon.com. (Submitted on September 2, 2006.) 
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
The National Pike and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 27, 2006
2. The National Pike and Marker
This Marker is the Rightmost Marker of the Four image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 27, 2006
3. This Marker is the Rightmost Marker of the Four
To the left one can see the Madonna of the Trail, one of twelve identical monuments commissioned by the Daugthers of the American Revolution in 1928-1929.
The National Pike and Madonna of the Trail Markers image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 31, 2005
4. The National Pike and Madonna of the Trail Markers
Route of the National Road in West Virginia image. Click for full size.
5. Route of the National Road in West Virginia
You-are-Here map.
From the Madonna of the Trail marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,653 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 8, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on September 2, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on April 8, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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