The National Road:
Although it only
winds through the Mountain State for less than 20 miles, there is a lot
of history on US 40 hidden from the hustling traffic on nearby Interstate
West Virginia Historical
Marker about the National Road. Photo taken by Mike Austing.
which is located at Roney's
Point is the home of one of the oldest stone buildings used for commerce
along the pike. It is known today as the 'Old Stone House.'
The Old Stone House.
Photo taken by Barb and
Elm Grove and
Wheeling Park , both near the city of Wheeling, have many various items
of the National Road and National Old Trails Road history present.
At the intersection of US 40 and WV 88 over Wheeling Creek, a historical
marker signifies the historical features of the bridge that crosses it.
Further down the
highway in Wheeling Park is the location of one of the twelve 'Madonna
of the Trail' monuments located in the United States. these statues
were erected in the late 1920's by the National Society of the Daughters
of the American Revolution.
Photo taken by Barb
and John Bee.
Madonna of the Trail,
Wheeling. Photo taken by Barb
and John Bee.
Continuing on the Trail:
East to Washington,
the Wheeling Suspension Bridge
Road Photo Essay Index
Site Navigation, Sources,
State Road Photos
40 @ WV Highways Page ---H.B. Elkins
Virtual Tour @ Roadfan.com ---Sandor Gulyas and Marc Fannin
Barb and John Bee
40 Net ---Frank Brusca
Page Created: April 1, 2002
Last Updated: March 5, 2005
(C) 2002-05 William Lawson