It's Not National Any More

National Road marker for Illinois 111 exit at Fairmont City

This historic marker on Interstates 55 and 70 in Fairmont City, Illinois indicates that the current Illinois route 111 once had a different designation. This exit is just six miles from the Mississippi River, but this spot has a surprisingly rural look considering its location in the heavily industrialized Illinois side of the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Photo courtesy of David Backlin