The Oldest Highway In America, The National Road, Passes Right Through West Virginia

1811 was not perhaps the most significant year history has ever known. But it did have some memorable moments, mostly as a birth year. 1811 saw the birth of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Franz Liszt. Napoleon II. …And the USA’s very first government funded highway, the oldest highway in America, the National Road.

Interested in learning more about some of the stops along the oldest highway in America? Here’s more on the Wheeling Suspension Bridge.


Address: Madonna of the Trail, Wheeling, WV 26003, USA
Address: Wheeling Suspension Bridge, Wheeling, WV 26003, USA