RICHLAND COUNTY — A new scenic trail, the Johnny Appleseed Historical Byway, will be unveiled Monday at an event at The Cabin Tavern and Grille in Mifflin.
The trail, a project of the Ohio Department of Transportation, will run on State Route 39 from Mansfield to Loudonville, and on State Route 603 from Mifflin to Malabar.
The dedication event will be at 1 p.m. at The Cabin.
The route will be the 27th Scenic Byway in the state, officials said.
Representatives of the Ohio Department of Transportation, Ohio Scenic Byways Program and regional volunteers will be part of the ceremony to name the new route.
The legend of Johnny Appleseed is a lengthy, historical one, known widely in Ohio and across the nation. The real name of this pioneer nursery man is John Chapman. He became known as Johnny Appleseed because of his contributions to furthering the growth of apple trees in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois and Ontario.