Huddleston farmhouse on the Old National Road

This week I’m straying from the local, but this is a state historical site worth visiting. The Huddleston farmhouse was built in 1841 and weary travelers on the Old National Road found meals, shelter, provisions and feed for and a place to rest their horses. Travel was much more difficult on roads that were not hard surfaced or paved and took much longer. Rarely would travelers find something like the Huddleston farmhouse along a road. The farmhouse is in Wayne County, Indiana, just outside of Cambridge City. It is now owned by Indiana Landmarks and also serves as a heritage site for the National Road. It’s one of those buildings you can look at from the outside and just know it has historical significance. Today the National Road is known as U.S. 40. The National Road was the first federally funded highway and stretched from Maryland to Illinois originally.

Huddleston farmhouse along the Old National Road in Wayne County.

Huddleston farmhouse along the Old National Road in Wayne County.


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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