Welsh Scenic Byway
New Welsh Scenic Byway map and story map are now available!
The story map is downloadable and has background and GPS information on each site.
Welsh Scenic Byway Article from Country Living Magazine, Oct 2014
The Welsh Scenic Byway, designated under the Ohio Scenic Byways Program in 1997, extends for about 64 miles through portions of Gallia and Jackson counties and follows federal, state and county highways. The byway connects elements of Welsh culture including Welsh churches, cemeteries, farm land, settlements and other cultural features.
Other attractions on the byway include the Bob Evans Farm & restaurant in Rio Grande, the Homestead Museum, log cabin village; the Madog Center for Welsh Studies, Greer Museum and University Archives; Tyn Rhos Church & Cemetery; Nebo Church & Cemetery; site of the Old Cora Mill; Sardis Church & Cemetery; Bethel Church & Cemetery; Jefferson Furnace: Horeb Church & Cemetery; Welsh-American Heritage Museum; Moriah Church & Cemetery; the Lillian Jones Museum; Cambrian Hotel building; Lewis Drug Store building; Powell Memorial; Markay Art Center; Carmel Church & Cemetery; Centerville Hill Cemetery; Peniel Church & Cemetery; and Bathania Cemetery.
Welsh Scenic Byway 2015 Updated Corridor Management Plan
Vision: to increase roadway access to and public awareness of the imprint left by Welsh settlement on the landscape of southern Ohio
Mission: is to preserve, protect and promote Welsh heritage for public education and tourism of the area
Click here to access the updated CMP: http://www.dot.state.oh.us/OhioByways/Documents/CMPs/Welsh%20Scenic%20Byway%20CMP%20UPDATE.pdf
WELSH SCENIC BYWAY BROCHURE- (download here)
The Welsh Scenic Byway is sponsored by the Jackson Chamber of Commerce, ODOT, the Welsh-American Heritage Museum and the Madog Center for Welsh Studies. For more information on the Ohio Scenic Byways go to www.ohiobyways.com
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