National Road


The National Road, which was constructed between 1811 and 1852, ran between Cumberland, MD and Vandalia, IL. Also known as the Cumberland Road, the National Pike, or the Old Pike, it was a major route for expanding a youthful United States to the west. (1)

Photo by Romaine Stauffer at the Pennsylvania State Museum at Harrisburg, 2009 Sep 7.


1. "Historic Resources of the National Road in Pennsylvania" (National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Documentation Form, US National Park Service, 1995 Nov 27). Find form with (Accessed 2006 Jun 9).

2. Donald I Good, "Good Family Migration Map," localhost/family/peo...19/img/d800/map0.jpg (2001 Jan 16)..