In Polk County, in the far southeastern corner of Tennessee, you can find the Ocoee Scenic Byway. This 20-mile stretch of U.S. routes 64 and 74 passes through the Chilhowee Mountains of the Cherokee National Forest. Along the way, the road also winds its way through the Ocoee River Gorge and along the shore of Lake Ocoee. The waters along the byway are excellent sites for whitewater rafting, boating, and swimming. For those with more educational pursuits in mind, the area is also rich in Cherokee culture and Civil War history.
US-64/US-74’s many recreational draws led the U.S. Forest Service to designate it as the Ocoee Scenic Byway on July 22, 1988. It was the first scenic byway ever designated by the U.S. Forest Service. The byway is marked with unique blue signs featuring a stylized depiction of the waters of the Ocoee River. At the bottom of the marker are the logos of the U.S. Forest Service and the Tennessee Department of Transportation, which maintains the road.
We’ve painstakingly recreated the Ocoee Scenic Byway marker from photos taken along this beautiful Tennessee highway. We’ve meticulously duplicated the original artwork and layout to match the original. All fonts used are the same as those found on the real sign. It’s the closest thing you can get to being there in the forest with one of these signs in front of you.
Our Ocoee Scenic Byway marker is printed on heavy, 14-gauge steel. Its glossy, non-reflective finish is perfect for everyday display, and can tolerate both indoor and outdoor conditions. We’ve made this sign available in a variety of sizes to meet your display needs. Enjoy it in sizes ranging from 9.6 in. × 12 in. all the way up to 24 in. × 30 in. Each size includes two mounting holes for your convenience. (Want a size that’s not listed here? Or a reflective sign? Or even one from a scenic byway elsewhere in the country? We’d be happy to help you out! Just contact Jake to get started on your custom order.)