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Marker Details

Historical Marker:

Cumberland Road


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Location:
The marker is located in Vandalia on the northeast corner of Fourth and Gallatin Streets.
Latitude:
38.9608
Longitude:
-89.0945
Dedication Date:
01/01/1900
Dedication By:
The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
Vandalia was the western terminus of the Cumberland or National Road which extended eighty feet wide for 591 miles from Cumberland, Maryland through Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana. Illinois construction by the Federal Government began in 1811 and ceased in 1838, the approximate cost being seven million dollars.
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