The mission of the Ohio Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor is to preserve, interpret and promote the Lincoln Highway. Our effort will strengthen education, increase tourism and encourage economic development along America's first coast-to-coast paved highway.In 1999, Ohio Lincoln Highway Association Director Bob Lichty of Canton joined with Main Street Galion, Ohio Director Mike Hocker and several convention and visitor bureau leaders to go one step further by promoting organized tourism, with the belief that as a commercial destination, travelers, shoppers and tourists could be better educated to this piece of American history.
A coming together of the Ohio Lincoln Highway League with this new "heritage Corridor" group became a good fit for both. This new organization, along with the official Ohio Department of Transportation's granting of an official byway status in February of 2004 became a great advantage for businesses along the Ohio Lincoln Highway Corridor.
Traditionally, businesses spent money and received benefits only on a 1 to 1 ratio, but because this organization is driven under the professional direction of convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs) across the state, members' ad dollars are maximized, and the message is much clearer and farther reaching.
Individuals interested in saving this great piece of American history should visit the website of the Ohio Lincoln Highway League. Businesses, chambers and CVBs, attractions and retailers interested in being a part of our mission should visit our information page.