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"The road helping to build America"

Welcome to the Ohio National Road!

Welcome to the Ohio National Road, the first federally funded road in the USA.  The National Road played a key part in the early development of America and Ohio, that continues today. We are glad you have made the National Road and its many treasures your destination. The Ohio National Road is part a six-state All-American Road that stretches over 700 miles, from Baltimore through Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana and Illinois to East St. Louis. We hope the information in this site will enhance your journey through Ohio. The Ohio Department of Transportation designated the Historic National Road as a state scenic byway and the road received All-American Road designation by the Federal Highway Administration

Belmont County

Our Mission

Its mission is to preserve, promote and enhance the Historic National Road in Ohio for present and future generations.

ONRA is an all-volunteer, grassroots organization led by an elected executive committee and a Board of Directors made up of two representatives from each of the ten National Road counties in Ohio, as well as ‘at-large’ and ex-officio members.

Interested in learning more?

Head over to our News page to read our most immediate press release.

For older news, we have a collection of press releases on our Newsletter page. Don't forget to sign up for our next edition so you're always up to date.


We appreciate your interest and cordially invite you to Join the Journey, by becoming a member of the Ohio National Road Association.