Lincoln Highway

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Lincoln Highway

Address:Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition
200 South State St
Belvidere, IL 61008

Phone:866-455-4249
Web: www.lincolnhwyil.com Description:The historic byway follows the original alignment of the Lincoln Highway, the first paved, transcontinental highway in the United States. It was the site of the first "seedling mile" of paved roadway, conceived and promoted by Carl Fisher to demonstrate the superiority of pavement over dirt roads. Byway passes through several cities and historic sites, and preserves some of the original navigation markers, allowing visitors to get a sense of the original journey.
Legth: 179 miles. Start/Endpoint: Byway crosses the width of northern Illinois from Lynwood, just south of Chicago on the Illinois-Indiana border, to Fulton on the Mississippi River. Most of the Illinois section of the byway follows US 30 and IL 38. Time to Allow: 3 hours. Designation/Year: National Scenic Byway (2000).

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