Road Trips

Indiana National Road milestones

Milestones were placed along much of the National Road; many original milestones (and some replicas) still stand in Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio. But for some reason, only two milestones still stand in Indiana. The first is one mile east of Centerville, four and a half miles west of Richmond, and nine miles west of the Ohio state line.

Indiana milestones

The other is three miles west of Centerville, six miles west of Cambridge City, and 13 miles west of the state line.

Indiana milestones

These two milestones are on private property, which may be why they still stand. I wonder whether there were other Indiana National Road milestones and, of so, what became of them.

ReadMoreIf you like the National Road, you might like reading everything else I’ve written about it.

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4 thoughts on “Indiana National Road milestones

  1. RuthAnn Nocus says:

    Re: National Road at Toadhop.
    Old Sugar Creek bridge was just south of new Highway 4o perpedicular to Bennet’s Lane on north. National Road ran through Toadhop and up hill to Larimer Hill. Road you pictured coming out of Toadhop is the Old National Road. It continued past Consolidated School, in back of Derby Hill and continued on toward the State Line. Before reaching Robinson Road the old road is no longer in existance on to the State Line.I was born in 1947 an grew up on Larimer Hill.

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