Traveling the hills and farmlands of southern Indiana, Indiana’s Historic Pathways are two separate but closely interrelated corridors. Each has profoundly influenced the people and communities through which they pass. Together they represent the region’s strikingly varied land forms, its wealth of mineral and natural resources, its small and distinctive communities, and its role in national transportation and commerce. Indiana’s Historic Pathways provides an essential means of joining together the geographically broad and culturally diverse region and telling its distinctive story to residents and visitors. Indiana’s Historic Pathways was designated a National Scenic Byway on October 16, 2009.