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Quick Facts
Designation: Ohio State Scenic Byway
Length, One-Way: 225 Miles (375.0 Kilometers)


General Information

Description - George Washington and Thomas Jefferson believed that a trans-Appalachian road was essential for the unification of the young, expanding America. Their objective was realized in 1806, when Congress authorized the construction of the first federally supported road in U.S. history. This road stretched from Cumberland, Maryland to the Ohio River.

The National Road (US 40) is the extension of the early road that was created through Washington and Jefferson; it now stretches from Maryland to the western border of Illinois. The Ohio portion of the National Road is 225 miles long and it extends from Bridgeport to the Indiana border.

Attractions - The National Road is known for it's Historical and Scenic Attractions.


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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Scenic Driving National Road
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ICON Viewing Scenery National Road
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More Information

Additional Information:
Ohio Scenic Byways - Ohio currently offers twelve state designated byways and two National Scenic Byways, Canal Way Scenic Byway and Ohio River Scenic Route.

Links:
Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.

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