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Terre Haute in Vigo County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Crossroads of America

 
 
Crossroads of America Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 6, 2008
1. Crossroads of America Marker
View to the South East.
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 1998 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Vigo County Historical Society, replacing 1988 marker. (Marker Number 84.1998.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers, and the The Historic National Road marker series.
 
Location. 39° 27.996′ N, 87° 24.431′ W. Marker is in Terre Haute, Indiana, in Vigo County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 40 and North Seventh Street (Old U.S. 41), on the right when traveling west on U.S. 40. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Terre Haute IN 47801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eddie Taylor - - "Mayor of 7th and Wabash" (here, next to this marker); Crossroads Plaza (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Crossroads of America (about 300 feet away); Chauncey Rose - - 1794 - 1877
Crossroads of America Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 6, 2008
2. Crossroads of America Marker
Photo taken looking at South/West corner.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Civil War Memorial - Vigo County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Home of Eugene V. Debs (approx. 0.4 miles away); Peter J. McGuire (approx. 0.4 miles away); Patrick J. Quinlan (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Terre Haute.
 
Also see . . .
1. More Info. given with some OLD PHOTOS - follow the link. (Submitted on July 7, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

2. Video - - "Voice of The National Road" (Courtesy - YouTube)::. (Submitted on August 30, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
Crossroads of America image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 6, 2008
3. Crossroads of America
Looking to the North.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,177 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 7, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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