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Crossroads of America - Terre haute, IN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 39° 27.983 W 087° 24.407
16S E 465007 N 4368612
Quick Description: Katty-Korner from the Official Indian mark, and mounted on a back building is this marker
Location: Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 12/24/2014 8:13:14 AM
Waymark Code: WMN4AK
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
Views: 5

Long Description:

County of marker: Vigo County
location of marker: 7th St & Wabash Ave, Terre Haute
Date marker erected: July 4, 1988

Marker text:

CROSSROADS OF AMERICA
Seventh Street and Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, Indiana
The Old National Road, proposed by George Washington to open a path for development of the Northwest Territory, ws begun in 1806 in Cumberland, Maryland. It was surveyed through Indiana in 1827 and built through Terre Haute in 1834. This pioneer corridor of American history became paved U.S. 40 in 1926 and was completed coast to coast by 1935. In Terre haute as Wabash Avenue, it intersected the original U.S. 41, the nation's ajor north-south highway, at this site.

Americana: Other

Significant Interest: Memorial

Milestone / Marker: Historical Marker

Web Address: [Web Link]

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