Williamstown, Ohio is one of the first towns, that I have knowledge of, that road planners had the good sense to bypass. And with good reason. It is nothing more than a speed bump to interstate commerce. It should have been relocated the same time of deregulation.
Williamstown is on old Route 30 (now State Route 304) known as the Lincoln Highway. It’s about 12 miles due south of Findley, Ohio by way of State Route 68.
One time on my way to New York I decided rather than take the bypass I’d suffer the Williamstown intercity traffic and drive through town.
I got behind tractor hauling manure. The traffic stinks!
What was amusing about the town is a street called College Street, but no college. Was there the hopes or the promise of a college for the future? Maybe it was a Warren G. Harding campaign promise.
Perhaps an alternative definition of ‘college’ was used; a collection of people with the same background, interests, profession, and so on. If so what was it? I can’t imagine two of the same of anything in Williamstown. Than again, since we know so little about the Electoral College in the US Constitution they just might meet in Williamstown to decide the President.
Anyway, when someone asks me what college I attended; I tell them Williamstown. Can I help it if we aren’t thinking of the same definition? And besides whose going to say, “That depends on what your definition of college is?”