Historic Lincoln Highway
US Route 30 (Lincoln
Highway) Reconstruction Project
The Lincoln Highway was the first road
across the United States of America. It was
conceived and promoted by entrepreneur Carl
G. Fisher. The Lincoln Highway spanned
coast-to-coast from Times Square in New York
City to Lincoln Park in San Francisco,
originally through 13 states. In 1928, a
realignment relocated the Lincoln Highway
through the northern tip of West
Virginia. Thus, there are a total of 14
states, 128 counties, and over 700 cities,
towns and villages through which the highway
passed at some time in its history.
From Williams Street to IL Route 43 (Harlem
Conceived in 1912, the Lincoln Highway was
America's first national memorial to
President Abraham Lincoln.
The official recorded length of the entire
Lincoln Highway in 1913 was 3,389 miles.
Through the years, the road has been
improved and numerous realignments have been
made. Including the original route and all
of the realignments, there is a grand total
of 5,869 miles.
In 2013, the Lincoln Highway Association
will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the
The links below offer comprehensive
information regarding the history and
concept of The Lincoln Highway.