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September 19, 2013

Old 421 recognized as part of historic byway

GREENSBURG – New signs are popping up throughout Decatur County.

The first clue as to the reason why has to do with what the signs say: “Michigan Road, Historic Byway, 1829.” The signs have been put into place in order to recognize that Michigan Road/Old U.S. Highway 421 through Decatur County is part of Indiana’s newest byway, “Historic Michigan Road Byway.”

The Indiana Department of Transportation is beginning the process of installing the signs which are provided through the Historic Michigan Road Association. The HMRA consists of Tourism Bureaus, Main Street organizations, Historical Organizations and other interested partners. According to president Jim Grey, “These signs are the first step in not only recognizing the significance of the road but marking the byway for visitors to enjoy.”

Michigan Road was actually the first road to be commissioned in 1826 by the Indiana Legislature. It linked Madison on the Ohio River to Michigan City on Lake Michigan travelling through Indianapolis.

The HMRA worked tirelessly for three years to obtain this designation. As signage is completed along the route, the group is looking to further develop heritage tourism along the area.

“Michigan Road is historically important to the development of Greensburg and Decatur County,” said Melanie Maxwell, executive director of Visit Decatur County, Inc.

“To this day, it remains important for our tourism and our commerce with many strong partners. We look forward to working with HMRA to further develop heritage tourism opportunities and promote it more aggressively.”

More information on HMRA and the Historic Michigan Road Byway can visit the website at www.historic michiganroad.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/historicmichiganroad.

Membership information is available for any group or business wanting to get involved on the website.

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