Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Terre Haute in Vigo County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Crossroads of America

 
 
Crossroads of America Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 12, 2012
1. Crossroads of America Marker
Inscription. U.S. Highway 40, the old National Road which opened the west for settlement, and U.S. Highway 41, a major north-south route, were designated part of the original federal highway system in 1926. Their intersection in Terre Haute at Wabash Avenue and Seventh Street became the "Crossroads of America."
 
Erected 1988 by Indiana Historical Bureau. (Marker Number 84.1988.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 27.979′ N, 87° 24.502′ W. Marker is in Terre Haute, Indiana, in Vigo County. Marker is on Wabash Avenue west of South 7th Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located at "Crossroads Plaza" which is attached to Commerce Plaza. Marker is at or near this postal address: 643 East Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute IN 47801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Crossroads Plaza (a few steps from this marker); Eddie Taylor - - "Mayor of 7th and Wabash" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Crossroads of America (about 300 feet away); Civil War Memorial - Vigo County
Wide View - - Crossroads of America Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 12, 2012
2. Wide View - - Crossroads of America Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Chauncey Rose - - 1794 - 1877 (approx. 0.3 miles away); World War I War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Colonel Richard W. Thompson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Operation Iraqi Freedom - War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Terre Haute.
 
Regarding Crossroads of America. This marker is a recycled old (1988) Indiana State Historical Bureau and placed here (1998) at "Crossroads Plaza".
 
Also see . . .  Video - - "Voice of The National Road" (Courtesy - YouTube)::. (Submitted on August 30, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
Long View - - Crossroads of America Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 12, 2012
3. Long View - - Crossroads of America Marker
In floor of "Crossroads Plaza" image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 12, 2012
4. In floor of "Crossroads Plaza"
Other View - - "Crossroads Plaza" image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 12, 2012
5. Other View - - "Crossroads Plaza"
"Crossroads Plaza" attached to Commerce Plaza image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 12, 2012
6. "Crossroads Plaza" attached to Commerce Plaza
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 334 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 13, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.
Paid Advertisement