The National Pike
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
N 40° 03.345 W 080° 40.157
17T E 528206 N 4433997
Quick Description: Historical marker located on the east side of town, right next to a Madonna of the Trail statue, noting the history of the Old Cumberland Road. Installed in 1965
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 9/2/2009 1:58:22 PM
Waymark Code: WM74ZD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
Views: 21

Long Description:
The National Pike, called the “Old Cumberland Road” , was started in 1811 and used to Wheeling in 1817 and by mail coaches from Washington by 1818. Most of it followed the Nemacolin Path and Braddock’s Road from Cumberland, Md.

Text from the sign.
Marker Title: The National Pike

Marker Location: along the road in a small park

County or Independent City: Wheeling

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Historic Commission

Marker Number: Not listed

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