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Crossroads of America

Location: NW corner of Seventh Street & Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute. (Vigo County, Indiana)

Erected 1998 Indiana Historical Bureau and Vigo County Historical Society, replacing 1988 marker.

ID# : 84.1998.1

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U.S. Highway 40, the old National Road which opened the west for settlement, and U.S. Highway 41, a major north-south route, were designated part of the original federal highway system in 1926. Their intersection in Terre Haute at Wabash Avenue and Seventh Street became the "Crossroads of America."

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Transportation