On Thursday, August 27, 2009, the Ohio National Road Association (ONRA) unveiled the first of 60 interpretive signs to be placed along the Historic National Road throughout Ohio. The August 27 th unveiling took place at the Madonna of the Trail monument, located about 500 feet west of the entrance to Snyder Park, on West National Road in Springfield.

The interpretive signs are designed to educate and enhance the traveler’s experience on the Historic National Road in Ohio.

National Road interpretive signage campaigns have already completed in Maryland and West Virginia, Ohio joins Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Illinois as the most recent Historic National Road states to launch such a campaign.

Ohio National Road Association extended sincere gratitude to Tim Smith, Director of the National Trails Parks and Recreation District (NTPRD) for the hard work and dedication of the NTPRD staff in preparing the site for the unveiling ceremony. Also recognized for their contributions to the project were the ONRA signage committee, ONRA Board of Trustees, Deb Keddie of Walkabout, Inc., and Zachary Balassone of Clark County-Springfield TCC for his design efforts in with this project.