WCHT - A National Road Welcome
In Indiana, United States
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National Road Welcome Center
The Welcome Center has traveler information for the Old National Road as well as for Wayne County, Indiana.
Welcome Center Hours:
MON–FRI: 8:30 to 5:00
SAT: 9:00 to 5:00
(10:00 to 4:00 Nov–Apr)
SUN: 10:00 to 4:00
(Closed Sundays Nov–Apr)
Find the other caches in the 2009 Wayne County Hidden Treasure series HERE.
The National Road or Cumberland Road was America's first interstate highway. Construction began in 1811 at Cumberland, Maryland, on the Potomac River. The approximately 620-mile road provided a connection between the Potomac and Ohio Rivers and a gateway to the West for thousands of settlers.
The Indiana portion was built between 1829 and 1834, linking the eastern seashore with the western interior. Driving Indiana's National Road today is like thumbing through an antique photo album with glimpses of early 19th century inns and theaters, nostalgic gas stations and historic monuments.
Today the National Road is mostly followed by U.S. Highway 40. It is there that you will find the Welcome Center for both the National Road and Wayne County, Indiana, just a stone's throw from the Ohio border.
This cache is hidden (with permission) inside the Welcome Center.
Hours for the Welcome Center are:
MON–FRI: 8:30 to 5:00
SAT: 9:00 to 5:00 (10:00 to 4:00 Nov–Apr)
SUN: 10:00 to 4 (Closed on Sundays Nov–Apr)
The 2009 Wayne County Hidden Treasure Series: A series of eight caches that will take you to historic and national treasures hidden throughout the community. Enjoy this cache as you would any other...or find all eight, sign the logs, get the secret codes and you will be rewarded with a special pathtag. To claim your prize, send the codes and your mailing address to the cache owner. Limited number of tags available - only one tag awarded per cache team. Pathtags are still available. Once the tags are all gone, we will remove this information from the pages.
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Last Updated: on 4/12/2014 12:20:55 PM Pacific Daylight Time (7:20 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum