The National Road: America's First Federal Highway

Annette Burke Lyttle
Apr 30, 2021
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Built between 1811 and 1837, the National Road was the first federally-funded highway in America. Extending from Maryland to the frontier of Illinois, this migration route allowed thousands of people to settle in the Midwest.

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About the speaker

Annette Burke Lyttle owns Heritage Detective, LLC, providing professional genealogical services in research, education, and writing. She speaks on a variety of genealogical topics at the
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    Ruth Byrne
    6 months ago

    Loved the presentation! Now I know how my Ohio, Indiana & Illinois ancestor families got there across the National Road.


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