The section of Maryland's US Route 40 stretches about 1 kilometer and passes through the Ellicot City, one of the most densely Korean populated towns in the state with a lot of Korean-run shops and restaurants. About 7 percent of the town's 66,000 population are Korean.
Two "Korean Way" road signs will be set up on Dec. 20, the office said.
|This file photo, taken in September 2014, shows Chung Yoo-ra participating in an equestrian competition. (Yonhap)|
The designation was made possible thanks to strong support from the governor.
Hogan, who is married to Korean-American artist Yumi Hogan and calls himself a "hanguk sawi," which means a "son-in-law of South Korea," has been very supportive of Korean Americans in his state.
In January, Maryland also designated Jan. 13 as "Korean-American Day" and April 15 as "Taekwondo Day."
Yumi Hogan, an accomplished abstract landscape painter who teaches at the Maryland Institute College of Art, is Maryland's first-ever Asian-American first lady. The Washington Post even carried a long piece about their love story, including how they met at an art show in 2000 and married in 2004. (Yonhap)