Lincoln Highway, Nebraska, circa 1920
There are thousands of historic roads throughout the United States. Many possess some type of official recognition for their historic qualities; most do not. The following list is not intended to represent a complete summation of historic roads in the United States; rather, it is intended to represent a sampling demonstrating the great diversity and breadth of historic roads that have been recognized at the national level.

Listed roads are recognized through the following:
NHL National Historic Landmark (National Park Service)
NR National Register of Historic Places (National Park Service)
DOE National Register of Historic Places, Determination of Eligibility for listing
NHCEL National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark (American Society of Civil Engineers)
NSB National Scenic Byway (Federal Highway Administration)
AAR All-American Road (Federal Highway Administration)

Information on these designation programs is included in the Resources section of this website.

Alabama
Natchez Trace Parkway, AAR
Selma to Montgomery Highway, AAR

Alaska
Alaska Highway, NHCEL

Arizona
U.S. Route 66, NR

Arkansas
Dollarway Road, NR

California
Arroyo Seco Parkway, DOE, NHCEL, NSB
Cabrillo Parkway DOE
Foote’s Crossing Road, NR
Redwood Highway, NR

Colorado
Bear Creek Canyon Scenic Mountain Drive, NR
Denver Parkway System, NR
Lariat Trail Scenic Mountain Drive, NR
Rim Rock Drive, NR
San Juan Skyway, AAR
Trail Ridge Road, NR, AAR

Connecticut
Merritt Parkway, NR, NSB

Delaware
Kentmere Parkway (Wilmington), NR

Florida
Florida State Road 1 (Santa Rosa County), NR
King’s Road (St. Augustine to Georgia), NHCEL
Venetian Causeway, NR

Georgia
King’s Road (St. Augustine, Florida to Georgia), NHCEL

Hawaii
Kuhio Highway (Hanalei Road), Kauai, NR

Illinois
Green Bay Road, NR
Lincoln Highway, NSB
National Road, AAR

Indiana
National Road, AAR

Iowa
Snake Alley, NR
Lincoln Highway (Greene County), NR

Kentucky
Patterson Avenue (Louisville), NR
Cobblestone Path (Bardstown), NR
Salt River Road (Boyle County), NR

Maine
Maine Turnpike, NHCEL

Maryland
Baltimore-Washington Parkway, NR
National Road, NHCEL, AAR
Suitland Parkway, NR

Massachusetts
Bay Road (also known as Old Post Road and the King’s Highway), NR

Michigan
Woodward Avenue (Detroit), NSB

Minnesota
Grand Rounds Parkway, NSB
Mendota to Wabasha Military Road, NR
Point Douglas to Superior Military Road, NR

Mississippi
Natchez Trace Parkway, AAR
Robinson Road (Lake County), NR

Missouri
St Joseph Park Parkways (St. Louis), NR
Kansas City Park and Boulevard System, NHCEL

Montana
Beartooth Highway, AAR
Bowman Lake Road (Glacier National Park), NR
Going-to-the-Sun Road, NR, NHCEL
North Fork Road (Glacier National Park), NR

Nebraska
Lincoln Highway (Douglas County), NR

New Jersey
Garden State Parkway, DOE
Old Mine Road (Sussex County), NR
Pulaski Skyway (Hoboken), DOE

New Mexico
El Camino Real, NHCEL, NSB
U.S. Route 66, NR, NSB

New York
Bronx River Parkway, NR
Cazenovia Park-South Park System (Buffalo), NR
          -Heacock Place, McKinley Parkway, McClellan Circle, Red Jacket Parkway, McKinley Circle
Delaware Park-Front Park System (Buffalo), NR
          -Gates Circle, Chapin Parkway, Soldier’s Place, Lincoln Parkway, Bidwell Parkway, Colonial Circle,             Richmond Avenue, Ferry Circle, Symphony Circle, Porter Avenue
Eastern Parkway (Long Island), NR
Ocean Parkway (Long Island), NR
Old Albany Post Road, NR
Storm King Highway, NR
Susquehannah Turnpike (Greene County), NR

North Carolina
Blue Ridge Parkway, NHCEL, AAR

North Dakota
Grand Forks Granitoid Pavement, NR

Ohio
First Concrete Street (Logan County), NR, NHCEL
Hessler Court Wooden Pavement (Cuyahoga County), NR
McKinley Memorial Parkway, NR
National Road, NHCEL, AAR
Soldiers Memorial Parkway, NR

Oklahoma
U.S. Route 66, NR

Oregon
Barlow Road (Clackamas County), NR
Historic Columbia River Highway, NHL, NHCEL, AAR
Rocky Butte Scenic Drive (Multnomah County), NR

Pennsylvania
National Road, AAR
Pennsylvania Turnpike, NHCEL

Rhode Island
Great Road (Providence County), NR
Smithfield Road (Providence County), NR

South Carolina
Ashley River Road, NR, NSB

South Dakota

Iron Mountain Road, NSB
Needles Highway, NSB

Tennessee
Forest Hills Boulevard (Knox County), NR
Memphis Parkway System, NR
Natchez Trace Parkway, AAR

Texas
El Camino Real (Eastern Branch), NHCEL
Mission Parkway (Bexar County), NR
U.S. Route 66 (South Street, Potter County), NR

Utah
Floor of the Valley Road (Zion National Park), NR
Zion-Mount Carmel Highway, NR

Vermont
Historic Crown Point Road (Windsor County), NR

Virginia
Blue Ridge Parkway, NHCEL
Mount Vernon Memorial Highway (George Washington Memorial Parkway), NR
Old Mountain Road (Albemarle County), NR

West Virginia
Hopkins Mountain Road (Greenbrier County), NR
National Road, AAR

Washington
Grandview Road (Yellowstone Trail, Yakima County), NR
Yellowstone Road (Yellowstone Trail, Kings County), NR

Wisconsin
Delavan’s Vitrified Brick Street (Walworth County), NR
Highland Boulevard (Milwaukee), NR

Wyoming
Bridger Immigrant Road (Big Horn County), NR