The Historic National Road in Ohio
After World War II, tourist courts slipped in popularity,
supplanted by the motel (“motor hotel”). The motel was new,
modern and had an efficient design that less was expensive to
construct and maintain. In 1956, the advent of the Interstate
highway system prompted the decline of the “mom and pop”
motels. Today, many of the individually owned motels remain
along older highways like the National Road.
Erected 2014 by The Ohio
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Historic National Road marker series.
Location. 39° 58.605′ N, 81° 49.368′ W. Marker is near Norwich, Ohio, in Muskingum County. Marker is on Old National Road (U.S. 40), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. In front of the Baker’s Motel Norwich, Ohio; east of exit 164, off I-70. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8855 East Pike, Norwich OH 43767, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Historic National Road (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mile Markers (about 500 feet away); The Historic National Road in Ohio (about 500 feet away); Zane’s Trace Bridge (about 500 feet away); Warren Pony Truss Bridge (about 500 feet away); Salt Creek Bridge/Timber Covered Bridges (approx. 1.8 miles away); First Traffic Fatality in Ohio/The National Road (approx. 1.9 miles away); S-Bridge (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norwich.
Additional keywords. Old National Road
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 12, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.