Image Courtesy of Elaine Shemoney Evans
The marker is located in Vandalia on the northeast corner of Fourth and Gallatin Streets.
The Illinois State Historical Society
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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