The Midland Trail was an early auto trail that existed before the advent of numbered highway in the United States. It was one of America’s first transcontinental routes, stretching from Washington D.C. to San Francisco. After the U.S. Numbered Highway System was established, the portion of the Midland Trail in West Virginia became US 60. US 60 continued to carry traffic from Virginia through the West Virginia mountains to the state capitol of Charleston well into the 1980s. Upon completion of Interstate 64 in the area, much traffic that used to take US 60 shifted to I-64 and the West Virginia Turnpike. In recognition of its service over the years, the Federal Highway Administration designated US 60 as the Midland Trail National Scenic Byway. This is one of only 150 scenic byways FHWA has so designated.
We have faithfully recreated the Midland Trail Byway marker found along this historic highway. These markers guide modern-day travelers as they retrace the route of the old auto trail. Our version of the sign includes the words “West Virginia” atop the sign to further identify the location of this scenic highway. (If you would like a version closer to the original, without this addition, just let us know.) The US 60 marker at the bottom of the shield has also been revised to meet the standards that were actually used on highways prior to the 1960s.
Our Midland Trail Byway markers are flat printed with completely accurate layout and fonts. We offer them in sizes from 12 inches up to 36 inches square. No matter what size you select, you’re getting a high quality, heavy steel sign. It is non-reflective, and perfect for indoor or outdoor display. (Want a sign for a different West Virginia byway? Custom orders are our specialty! Just contact Jake to get started.)