2009-05-30 / News

National Road Yard Sales are May 27-31

HEBRON - The 4th Annual National Road Yard Sale Days in Licking County are May 27-31.

Thirty two miles of yard sales in Licking County alone. Can you believe it! Sale dates vary with each location along the National Road/US 40. Hebron, Kirkersville and Gratiot are holding big Community Day Sales on Saturday, May 30 from 9 a.m. to 4-5 p.m.

The Yard Sale Days committee has been encourageing everyone to list their sale at www. ohio40.com Check out the site for the latest dates and times. The sale promotes the National Road-US 40 which is designated an All American Road.

The National Road was conceived under President George Washington as a road that would bridge the Allegheny Mountains. A bill authorizing the road was signed into law by President Thomas Jefferson in 1806. The National Road became America's first federally funded highway. It travels through six states beginning in Maryland and 10 counties in Ohio. The Road entered Ohio from the east in 1825. The Road immediately attracted travelers and commerce and opened our state and much of the old Northwest Territory to settlements and access to Ohio products.

The National Road has also been designated as a National Scenic Byway. We are fortunate to have 32 miles of the National Road in Licking County which is the longest stretch in one county.

Catch Road Fever and take a cruise along Route 40 this weekend and find everything from just stuff to treasures!

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