National Road marker in Wayne County

Taking a break from local history this week, but it’s still history. The National Road was the first ever federally funded road. Its path went from Maryland to Illinois including central Indiana. Shown is a marker along the road, now known as U.S. 40. It is located in Wayne County, Indiana, just east of Centerville. Most historians believe it to be an original marker from the 1830s or so but some feel it is a reproduction from the 1920s. The marker indicates the number of miles to Centerville and also nearby Richmond.

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About historynut11

My name is Tim Ashley and I am a newspaper editor/reporter/photographer in Milford, Indiana, and live in nearby Goshen, Indiana. A deeply held and sincere passion of mine is history and learning from the past. I enjoy a wide variety of history topics, but particularly local history, noted American highways (Lincoln Highway and Route 66), railroad history and the Civil War. I believe we can learn much from the past and that past shapes who we are today. I also enjoy visiting museums and historical sites, as well as taking photos of remnants from the past still standing.
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