The Historic National Road in Ohio
Local deposits of natural gas and oil attracted glass and pottery factories in the late 19th and early 20th century. The mix of rails and road provided a distinct advantage for business development.
Nearby coal mines also contributed to the economic growth and security of Cambridge, providing fuel for both industry and the railroads.
Erected 2010 by The Ohio National Road Association, Inc.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O), and the The Historic National Road marker series.
Location. 40° 1.486′ N, 81° 35.561′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Ohio, in Guernsey County. Marker is on Old National Road (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Found in front of the old I.O.O.F. building (site of the former
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Tingle Tavern (a few steps from this marker); The First Methodist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Guernsey County Vietnam Memorial (about 700 feet away); Robert T. Secrest (about 700 feet away); Guernsey Civil War Memorial (about 800 feet away); Purple Heart Memorial (about 800 feet away); Guernsey County Desert Storm Memorial (about 800 feet away); Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cambridge.
Additional keywords. Old National Road
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Roads & Vehicles •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 10, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.