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Upper Sandusky in Wyandot County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Lincoln Highway

 

—Ohio Historical Marker —

 
The Lincoln Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 16, 2016
1. The Lincoln Highway Marker
Side A of Marker, facing the West.
Inscription. Text on Side A of the Marker

Conceived by leaders of the automobile industry to encourage the building of "good roads," the Lincoln Highway was established in 1913 as the first transcontinental automobile route in the United States. It traversed twelve states and 3,389 miles from New York to San Francisco. The first route across Ohio connected Van Wert, Delphos, Lima, Ada, Upper Sandusky, Bucyrus, Galion, Mansfield, Ashland, Wooster, Massillon, Canton, Minerva, Lisbon, and East Liverpool. By the 1930s much of the original route had become part of the Federal Highway System and U.S. Route 30--many miles of which have, in turn, been bypassed by modern four-lane highways.

Map featured on Side B of the Marker
 
Erected 2001 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, The Ohio Lincoln Highway League, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 3-88.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lincoln Highway, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 49.661′ N, 83° 16.04′ W. Marker is in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, in Wyandot County. Marker is on East Wyandot Avenue near Old Lincoln Highway (County Route 200). Click for map
The Lincoln Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 16, 2016
2. The Lincoln Highway Marker
Side B of Marker, facing the East.
. This marker is located along the route of the former Lincoln Highway, and along the old US 30, just east of the Sandusky River. Marker is at or near this postal address: 965 East Wyandot Avenue, Upper Sandusky OH 43351, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Col. William Crawford (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wyandot Indian Council House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Ferree - Overland Inn - Indian Spring (approx. half a mile away but has been reported missing); Fort Ferree (approx. ¾ mile away); Departure of the Wyandot Indians (approx. 0.8 miles away); Wyandott Indian Mission (approx. 0.8 miles away); John Stewart (approx. 0.8 miles away); Wyandot Mission Church (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Upper Sandusky.
 
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The Lincoln Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 16, 2016
3. The Lincoln Highway Marker
View of marker, looking east along East Wyandot Avenue (Old US 30), along the route of the former Lincoln Highway.
The Lincoln Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 16, 2016
4. The Lincoln Highway Marker
View of marker, looking west along East Wyandot Avenue (Old US 30), along the route of the former (old) Lincoln Highway.
The Lincoln Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 16, 2016
5. The Lincoln Highway Marker
View of the marker looking north along the Old Lincoln Highway (County Route 200), towards its intersection with East Wyandot Avenue.
Old Lincoln Highway Road Sign image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, May 4, 2016
6. Old Lincoln Highway Road Sign
View, looking west, of the Old Lincoln Highway road sign, at the intersection with East Wyandot Avenue.
The Lincoln Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, May 4, 2016
7. The Lincoln Highway Marker
A distant view of the marker, at the intersection of East Wyandot Avenue and the Old Lincoln Highway, and the brick paved roadway in the foreground is a remnant of the Old Lincoln Highway.
The Old Lincoln Highway image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, May 4, 2016
8. The Old Lincoln Highway
View of the old brick paved roadway that is a remnant of the Old Lincoln Highway.
A Lincoln Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, May 4, 2016
9. A Lincoln Highway Marker
View of a nearby Lincoln Highway Marker that is situated along East Wyandot Avenue, on the eastern edge of the downtown business district.
A Lincoln Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, May 4, 2016
10. A Lincoln Highway Marker
View of the nearby Lincoln Highway marker, looking east along East Wyandot Avenue, in the direction of the featured marker.
A Lincoln Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, May 4, 2016
11. A Lincoln Highway Marker
View of the nearby Lincoln Highway marker, looking west along East Wyandot Avenue, in the direction of the downtown business district.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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