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U.S. Highway 12 is an east-west United States highway. U.S. 12 is now the only U.S. highway route still serving downtown Detroit, Michigan, whose downtown street grid was laid by Augustus Woodward to have a five-way intersection of the roads that would become U.S. 12, U.S. 10, U.S. 16, U.S. 112, and U.S. 25. (US-24 serves Detroit from Puritan to 8-mile road on the far-west-side) Route marker sign: U.S. Highway 12 File links The following pages link to this file: U.S. Highway 12 Categories: Public domain images ... Current U.S. Highway shield The United States Highway System is an integrated system of roads in the United States numbered within a nationwide grid. ... Jump to: navigation, search Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815... The grid plan is a type of city plan in which streets run at right angles to each other, forming a grid. ... Augustus Brevoort Woodward (born Elias Brevoort Woodward November 1774, died July 12, 1827) was the first Chief Justice of the Michigan Territory. ... Categories: Stub | United States Highway system | U.S. highways in North Dakota ... Jump to: navigation, search U.S. Highway 16 is an east-west United States highway between Rapid City, South Dakota and Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. ... United States Highway 112 is a designation, defunct since 1961, for a largely east-west highway in the south of the U.S. state of Michigan between New Buffalo, Michigan and Ypsilanti, Michigan having its old termini at intersections with the original U.S. Highway 12. ... U.S. Highway 25 is a north-south US highway in the eastern United States of America that now connects Cincinnati, Ohio at the Ohio River to Brunswick, Georgia near the Atlantic Ocean. ... United States Highway 24, a dual north-south/east-west route, is one of the original United States highways of 1926. ...

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Termini

As of 2004, the highway's eastern terminus is in Detroit at an indeterminate point downtown. Its western terminus is in Aberdeen, Washington at an intersection with U.S. Highway 101. Jump to: navigation, search 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Aberdeen is a city located in Grays Harbor County, Washington State, USA, . Aberdeen was founded in 1878 by early settler Samuel Benn when he merged his lands with the neighboring settlement of Wishkah to create Aberdeen. ... Jump to: navigation, search MAJOR JUNCTIONS JUNCTION POSTMILE I-5 LA 0. ...


States traversed

The highway passes through the following states:

From Elkhorn, Wisconsin to near the Illinois/Wisconsin state line, it is a freeway with a 65 m.p.h speed limit. Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: The Evergreen State Other U.S. States Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Governor Christine Gregoire (D) Senators Patty Murray (D) Maria Cantwell (D) Official languages None Area 184,824 km² (18th)  - Land 172,587 km²  - Water 12,237 km² (6. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: Gem State Other U.S. States Capital Boise Largest city Boise Governor Dirk Kempthorne (R) Senators Larry Craig (R) Mike Crapo (R) Official languages none Area 216,632 km² (14th)  - Land 214,499 km²  - Water 2,133 km² (0. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: Treasure State Other U.S. States Capital Helena Largest city Billings Governor Brian Schweitzer (D) Senators Max Baucus (D) Conrad Burns (R) Official languages English Area 381,156 km² (4th)  - Land 377,295 km²  - Water 3,862 km² (1%) Population (2000)  - Population 902,195... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: Peace Garden State, Roughrider State, Flickertail State Other U.S. States Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Governor John Hoeven (R) Senators Kent Conrad (D) Byron Dorgan (D) Official languages English Area 183 272 km² (19th)  - Land 178 839 km²  - Water 4 432 km² (2. ... State nickname: The Mount Rushmore State Other U.S. States Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Governor Mike Rounds (R) Senators Tim Johnson (D) John Thune (R) Official languages English Area 199,905 km² (17th)  - Land 196,735 km²  - Water 3,173 km² (1. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: North Star State Other U.S. States Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Governor Tim Pawlenty (R) Senators Mark Dayton (D) Norm Coleman (R) Official languages None Area 225,365 km² (12th)  - Land 206,375 km²  - Water 18,990 km² (8. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: Badger State State motto: Forward Other U.S. States Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Governor Jim Doyle (D) Senators Herb Kohl (D) Russ Feingold (D) Official languages None Area 169,790 km² (23rd)  - Land 140,787 km²  - Water 28,006 km² (17%) Population (2000... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: Land of Lincoln, The Prairie State Other U.S. States Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Governor Rod Blagojevich (D) Senators Richard Durbin (D) Barack Obama (D) Official languages English Area 149,998 km² (25th)  - Land 143,968 km²  - Water 6,030 km² (4. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: The Hoosier State Other U.S. States Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Governor Mitch Daniels (R) Senators Richard Lugar (R) Evan Bayh (D) Official languages English Area 94,321 km² (38th)  - Land 92,897 km²  - Water 1,424 km² (1. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: The Wolverine State, The Great Lakes State Other U.S. States Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Governor Jennifer Granholm (D) Senators Carl Levin (D) Debbie Stabenow (D) Official languages English de-facto Area 96,889 mi² / 250,941 km² (11th)  - Land 56,855 mi... Jump to: navigation, search High-capacity freeway interchange in Los Angeles, California. ...


Historical note: US-12 originally went into Wyoming before being rerouted into Montana, and was proposed to go into Oregon, but did not.


Historical route information

Old Route 12 in Michigan

Old U.S. 12 in Michigan runs from downtown Detroit to Chicago. It was replaced by Interstate 94 in 1962, and the state of Michigan re-routed the U.S. 12 designation to the former route of U.S. Highway 112. Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: The Wolverine State, The Great Lakes State Other U.S. States Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Governor Jennifer Granholm (D) Senators Carl Levin (D) Debbie Stabenow (D) Official languages English de-facto Area 96,889 mi² / 250,941 km² (11th)  - Land 56,855 mi... Jump to: navigation, search Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815... Jump to: navigation, search Chicago, colloquially known as the Second City and the Windy City, is the third-largest city in population in the United States, following New York City and Los Angeles, and the largest inland city in the country. ... I-94 redirects here. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... United States Highway 112 is a designation, defunct since 1961, for a largely east-west highway in the south of the U.S. state of Michigan between New Buffalo, Michigan and Ypsilanti, Michigan having its old termini at intersections with the original U.S. Highway 12. ...


It was an old highway that ran through the middle of the major towns and cities of Michigan between Detroit and Chicago. In most cases the road is still there, and is named either Michigan Avenue, Old U.S. 12 or the Red Arrow Highway, named after a World War I army division. It is still possible to drive the highway from Belle Isle in Detroit all the way to The Magnificent Mile in Chicago, with only a few places in which one is required to navigate around the interstate highway. The major break in Old U.S. 12 is in the middle of Michigan half way between the village of Parma and the city of Albion. It is at this point that I-94 cuts south to some degree and bisects the old highway, forcing a motorist to navigate north on smaller roads. Michigan Avenue refers to remnants of Old U.S. Highway 12 that ran from downtown Detroit to Chicago. ... Jump to: navigation, search World War I was primarily a European conflict with many facets: immense human sacrifice, stalemate trench warfare, and the use of new, devastating weapons - tanks, aircraft, machineguns, and poison gas. ... Belle Isle refers to two different islands in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Michigan Avenue is a north-south road in Chicago, Illinois. ... Parma is a village located in Jackson County, Michigan. ... Albion is a city located in Calhoun County in the south central region of Michigan. ...


Prior to 1956, the Detroit-Ann Arbor segment of U.S. 12 was routed directly through Ann Arbor, through Plymouth Township, Livonia, and Redford Township, into Detroit, along the Plymouth-Ann Arbor Road corridor to Plymouth Road's eastern terminus at U.S. 16, Grand River Avenue. U.S. 12 continued on Grand River Avenue, co-signed with U.S. 16, into downtown Detroit. Except for the co-signed Grand River Avenue segment, this route was designated as M-14 when U.S. 12 was rerouted to the Detroit Industrial and Willow Run Expressways, which became I-94 in 1962. Jump to: navigation, search 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Plymouth Township is a township located in Wayne County, Michigan. ... Jump to: navigation, search Livonia is a city located in the northwest part of Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Redford is a charter township located in Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Jump to: navigation, search U.S. Highway 16 is an east-west United States highway between Rapid City, South Dakota and Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. ... Grand River Avenue is one of the principal pre-Interstate roads in the state of Michigan. ... Old M-14 (in Wayne County, Michigan) or Plymouth Road is an unsigned part of the state highway system. ...


The highway is considered an important historic road like Route 66. Some of it had been the original Territorial Road of Michigan laid out in the early 1800s. Alternate meanings of Route 66: New Jersey State Highway 66, Interstate 66, and a company named after the route US Highway 66 or Route 66 was and is the most famous road in the United States highway system and quite possibly the most famous and storied highway in the world. ...


Michigan cities on old route

Detroit, Michigan, Dearborn, Michigan, Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Chelsea, Michigan, Grass Lake, Michigan, Jackson, Michigan, Parma, Michigan, Albion, Michigan, Marshall, Michigan, Battle Creek, Michigan, Kalamazoo, Michigan, St. Joseph, Michigan, Benton Harbor, Michigan, New Buffalo, Michigan Jump to: navigation, search Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815... Dearborn is a city of nearly 98,000 people located in the Metro Detroit metropolitan area and Wayne County, Michigan in the United States. ... Ypsilanti is a city located in Washtenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Jump to: navigation, search City nickname: A-squared, Tree Town Location Location of Ann Arbor within Washtenaw County, Michigan. ... Chelsea is a city located in Washtenaw County, Michigan. ... Grass Lake is a village located in Jackson County, Michigan. ... Jackson is a city located in south central Michigan in Jackson County. ... Parma is a village located in Jackson County, Michigan. ... Albion is a city located in Calhoun County in the south central region of Michigan. ... Marshall is a city located in Calhoun County, Michigan. ... Battle Creek is a city in Calhoun County, Michigan. ... Jump to: navigation, search Kalamazoo is a city located in Kalamazoo County in southwest Michigan. ... St. ... Benton Harbor, Michigan - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... New Buffalo is a city located in Berrien County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...


For a detailed discussion of the current U.S. 12 in Michigan, see the link for the old U.S. Highway 112, which received the designation U.S. 12 in the early 1960s. United States Highway 112 is a designation, defunct since 1961, for a largely east-west highway in the south of the U.S. state of Michigan between New Buffalo, Michigan and Ypsilanti, Michigan having its old termini at intersections with the original U.S. Highway 12. ...


Related US Routes

United States Highway 112 is a designation, defunct since 1961, for a largely east-west highway in the south of the U.S. state of Michigan between New Buffalo, Michigan and Ypsilanti, Michigan having its old termini at intersections with the original U.S. Highway 12. ... U.S. Highway 212 is a spur of U.S. Highway 12. ... United States Highway 412 is an east-west United States highway. ... This list of United States Highways is grouped by the 1- or 2-digit parent highway, although in some cases, a 3 digit highway is totally unrelated to its apparent parent. ...

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