Symbol of the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor, which was designated in 1995 by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; original counties included: Westmoreland, Somerset, Bedford, Fulton, Franklin and Adams.
Time to extend Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor through York County
With York and Lancaster Counties recent establishment as the Susquehanna National Heritage Area, the time has come to extend the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor through those counties.
The decade long effort to gain the Susquehanna National Heritage Area designation emphasized the Susquehanna River as the focal corridor of culture and commerce. During that time, a reason for discouraging the extension of the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor, through York and Lancaster Counties, was the appearance of sending mixed signals in getting the Susquehanna National Heritage Area bill through Congress. Which, at long last, passed in the Senate and House of Representatives during February and was signed into law by President Trump on March 12, 2019.
The original route of the Lincoln Highway through York and Lancaster Counties is still Route 30 west of York and Route 30 east of Lancaster. The red route on this map is Route 462; which is the original route of the Lincoln Highway between the Cities of York and Lancaster.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania designated the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor in 1995. The corridor extended through six counties: Westmoreland, Somerset, Bedford, Fulton, Franklin and Adams.
The Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor was designated to create opportunities for preserving and interpreting resources associated with the original Lincoln Highway route and the regional transportation history that preceded it.
An extended Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor can coexist with the now established Susquehanna National Heritage Area. After all for the past eleven years, Adams County has been in a National Heritage Area; in addition to being part of the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor.
A Google map search revealed three National Heritage Areas near York and Lancaster Counties. To our east, the Schuylkill River National Heritage Area was established in 2000. To our south, the Baltimore National Heritage Area was established in 2009.
In 2008, The Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area was established. It stretches 180-miles, through counties in four states; from Gettysburg, PA, through Maryland and West Virginia, to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville, VA.
The Susquehanna National Heritage Area details are at this link. The Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor web site is at this link.
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Related Lincoln Highway posts include:
Lincoln Highway Centennial Auto Tour at Haines Shoe House
Walking the Lincoln Highway from Coast-to-Coast
Shoe House lunch stop on 100th Anniversary Lincoln Highway Auto Tour
ROAD OF REMEMBRANCE Memorial in Paradise Township, York County
Melvin’s Drive-In, Lincoln Highway Ice Cream Bar
John F. Kennedy lunches at Lincoln Woods Inn
Lincoln Woods Inn; Mystery of the Medallions
1906 York Automobile Owners form York Motor Club
23¢ per gallon at York’s Lincoln Highway Garage
Motel and Restaurant named via the Lincoln Highway