Gov. Andy Beshear has announced that the Federal Highway Administration has included Kentucky's OLD FRANKFORT PIKE in the America’s Byways collection.
Fifteen and a half miles of the Old Frankfort Pike in Woodford and Fayette counties is now a National Scenic Byway. Woodford County Judge-Executive James Kay sponsored its nomination on behalf of Lexington-Frankfort Scenic Corridor Inc., a nonprofit group that has been working for preservation and conservation of this distinct area of the central Bluegrass for decades.
“To be designated a National Scenic Byway or an All-American Road, a route must offer something unique in terms of its nature, history, culture, archaeology, or its recreational and scenic qualities,” Gov. Beshear said. “We appreciate that the Federal Highway Administration recognizes the exceptional nature of this roadway. The designation offers even more reasons for residents and visitors alike to visit and explore Kentucky."
”Old Frankfort Pike presents a rare example of traditional, diversified agriculture thriving alongside the international equine industry in a landscape of rich soil and limestone springs. The 15.5 miles of designated byway features a canopy of hardwood trees, miles of dry-laid limestone rock fences, and passes through six National Register Historic Places Rural Historic Districts. It extends from the west at Duckers Station Road in Woodford County to east at Wolf Run Creek in Fayette County just outside of Lexington.
Old Frankfort Pike.org is sponsored by the Lexington-Frankfort Scenic Corridor, Inc. (LFSC,Inc.) The LFSC is a local not-for-profit group focused on the long-term conservation, preservation, and enhancement of this area of Fayette and Woodford Counties, Kentucky. For information about any of our past, current or future activities, please contact us at one of the following emails.
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