Historic National Road - Illinois

Department of Transportation.

On Illinois' National Historic Road, rolling countryside, prairie fields, and small towns whisper of an earlier time. Main street stores speak of small town U.S.A. where soda fountains, museums and antiques showcase days gone by. Hayfields, cattle and old barns intermingled with small towns all beckon you to stay awhile.


Getting to the Byway:

Springfield, IL

Navigating the Byway:
This byway traverses the countryside of Illinois along US 40, following the original route surveyed out in 1828. To drive the byway from east to west, begin at the Indiana border and follow the Historic National Road signs.

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