As the National Road, America’s first federally funded highway developed west from Cumberland, Maryland, so did the Village of New Concord. The terrain features gently rolling hills predominately occupied by farms and wooded areas. New Concord has been a center of education from 1837 when Muskingum University was founded. John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth, grew up in New Concord and his boyhood home is now a museum open fro guests in the center of town. visitors may also enjoy shopping on Main Street, tasting wines while taking in the breathtaking views at Terra Cotta Vineyards or admiring the craftsmanship of the S bridge, unique to the National Road.