Near Myersville in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway
“Father of the Interstate Highway System”
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. 39° 31.476′ N, 77° 36.089′ W. Marker is near Myersville, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on the West Welcome Center and Rest Area (Interstate 70) west of Exit 42 (Maryland Route 17), on the right when traveling west Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Myersville MD 21773, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bill Pate Portal ( here, next to this marker); Gettysburg Campaign ( here, next to this marker); The National Road ( here, next to this marker); 1862 Antietam Campaign ( here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Gettysburg Campaign ( approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myersville.
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 November 8, 2006.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,365 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 8, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.