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Encyclopedia > U.S. Highway 19

United States Highway 19 is a north-south United States highway. Despite encroaching Interstate highways, the route has remained a long-haul route, connecting Lake Erie with the Gulf of Mexico. Image File history File links Route marker sign: U.S. Highway 19 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 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. ... A typical rural stretch of Interstate Highway, with two lanes in each direction separated by a large grassy median, and with cross-traffic limited to overpasses and underpasses. ... Lake Erie, looking southward from a high rural bluff near Leamington, Ontario Lake Erie is one of the five large freshwater Great Lakes in North America, the worlds largest such lakes. ... The Gulf of Mexico is a major body of water bordered and nearly landlocked by North America. ...

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Termini

As of 2004, the highway's northern terminus is in Erie, Pennsylvania at an intersection with U.S. Highway 20 about a mile from the shores of Lake Erie. Its southern terminus is in Memphis, Florida, south of Tampa at an intersection with U.S. Highway 41. 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A picture of Erie from across Presque Isle Bay Presque Isle State Park, known to locals as the peninsula. ... Categories: Stub | United States Highway system ... Lake Erie, looking southward from a high rural bluff near Leamington, Ontario Lake Erie is one of the five large freshwater Great Lakes in North America, the worlds largest such lakes. ... Memphis is a census-designated place located in Manatee County, Florida. ... Franklin Street, looking North, Tampa c. ... United States Highway 41 is a north-south United States Highway that runs from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to Miami, Florida. ...


Corridor L

Corridor L is part of the Appalachian Development Highway System and follows the path of US 19 between Canfield, West Virginia and Prosperity, West Virginia. AHDS is part of the Appalachian Regional Commission History In 1964, the President’s Appalachian Regional Commission (PARC) reported to Congress that economic growth in Appalachia would not be possible until the Region’s isolation had been overcome. ... Canfield in Braxton County, West Virginia at 38° 35′ 39″ N 80° 45′ 15″ W was established in 1888, and is named after its first postmaster. ... Prosperity is a census-designated place located in Raleigh County, West Virginia. ...


Alternate routes

As of 2004, US 19 splits into US 19E and US 19W in Bluff City, Tennessee. The routes rejoin in rural Yancey County, North Carolina. While US 19W heads directly for Interstate 26 in Johnson City, Tennessee, US 19E takes a 70-mile (113 km) path through the Great Smoky Mountains. US 19W doesn't completely avoid the mountains, however. It breaks off of I-26 shortly before the Tennessee-North Carolina border, and takes a torturous path through the mountains of Yancey County, North Carolina. 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bluff City is a city located in Sullivan County, Tennessee. ... Yancey County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Interstate 26 is an interstate highway in the southeastern United States. ... Johnson City is a city located primarily in Washington County, Tennessee; however a small part of the city is located inside Carter County, Tennessee. ... The Great Smoky Mountains are a major mountain range in the southern Appalachian Mountains chain. ... State nickname: Volunteer State Other U.S. States Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis (largest metropolitan area is Nashville) Governor Phil Bredesen Official languages English Area 109,247 km² (36th)  - Land 106,846 km²  - Water 2,400 km² (2. ... State nickname: Tar Heel State Other U.S. States Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Governor Michael Easley Official languages English Area 139,509 km² (28th)  - Land 126,256 km²  - Water 13,227 km² (9. ...


An "Alt 19" exists in Florida, beginning at the intersection of US 19 in Hudson, Pasco County, Florida, it runs for 34.6 miles west of US 19 near the Gulf coast ending at the intersection of US 19 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Pasco County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Saint Petersburg (or St. ...


States traversed

The highway passes through the following states:


Pennsylvania

Closely paralleled by Interstate 79 for its entire length. State nickname: The Keystone State Other U.S. States Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell Official languages None Area 119,283 km² (33rd)  - Land 116,074 km²  - Water 3,208 km² (2. ... Interstate 79 is an interstate highway in the eastern United States. ...


West Virginia

Closely paralleled by Interstate 79, Interstate 64, and Interstate 77, except for a segment east of Charleston. State nickname: Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Governor Joe Manchin Official languages English Area 62,809 km² (41st)  - Land 62,436 km²  - Water 376 km² (0. ... Interstate 79 is an interstate highway in the eastern United States. ... Interstate 64 is an interstate highway in the eastern United States. ... Interstate 77 is an interstate highway in the eastern United States. ... Charleston, WV Capitol Building Charleston is the capital of West Virginia, a state of the United States of America. ...


Virginia

Paralleled by Interstate 81, 10-20 miles (16-32 km) distant across a mountain ridge. State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner Official languages English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... I-81 looking southbound near mile 245, Harrisonburg, Virginia. ...


Tennessee

US 19 breaks away from the interstate, but alternate route US 19W is co-signed with Interstate 26 for much of its Tennessee length. US 19E in Tennessee is the same highway as Tennessee Highway 37. State nickname: Volunteer State Other U.S. States Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis (largest metropolitan area is Nashville) Governor Phil Bredesen Official languages English Area 109,247 km² (36th)  - Land 106,846 km²  - Water 2,400 km² (2. ... Interstate 26 is an interstate highway in the southeastern United States. ...


North Carolina

The split routes join together and are co-signed or closely parallel Interstate 26 and Interstate 40 until I-40 veers north, leaving US 26 to head into the Great Smoky Mountains. State nickname: Tar Heel State Other U.S. States Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Governor Michael Easley Official languages English Area 139,509 km² (28th)  - Land 126,256 km²  - Water 13,227 km² (9. ... Interstate 26 is an interstate highway in the southeastern United States. ... Interstate 40 is a major west-east interstate highway in the United States. ... The Great Smoky Mountains are a major mountain range in the southern Appalachian Mountains chain. ...


Georgia

US 19 pursues an independent path in Georgia, with Interstate 75 as much as 50 miles (80 km) away. Interstate 75 is an interstate highway in the midwest and southeastern United States. ...


Additional information:

The Atlanta skyline as seen from Buckhead. ... Interstate 285 (Georgia State Route 407), usually known as the Perimeter, is a beltway interstate highway encircling Atlanta, Georgia for 64 miles (103km). ... Interstate 285 (Georgia State Route 407), usually known as the Perimeter, is a beltway interstate highway encircling Atlanta, Georgia for 64 miles (103km). ... Dahlonega is a town located in Lumpkin County, Georgia, USA, and is its county seat6. ... Georgia Highway 400 (always known locally as Georgia 400) is a highway in the U.S. state of Georgia that goes from Atlanta at I-85 to Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Roswell, Alpharetta, Forsyth County, Dawson County, and Dahlonega. ... State nickname: Tar Heel State Other U.S. States Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Governor Michael Easley Official languages English Area 139,509 km² (28th)  - Land 126,256 km²  - Water 13,227 km² (9. ...

Florida

US 19 remains independent of I-75, even as the routes converge on Tampa and St. Petersburg. The route is co-signed with Interstate 275 over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, a cable-stayed bridge over Tampa Bay. State nickname: Sunshine State, Everglade State Other U.S. States Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Governor Jeb Bush Official languages English Area 170,451 km² (22nd)  - Land 137,374 km²  - Water 30,486 km² (17. ... Franklin Street, looking North, Tampa c. ... Saint Petersburg (or St. ... The 63. ... Sunshine Skyway Bridge The Sunshine Skyway Bridge is the worlds longest cable-stayed concrete bridge, with a length of 29,040 feet (exactly 5. ... Sunshine Skyway, Tampa Bay, Florida A cable-stayed bridge is a bridge that consists of one or more pillars, with cables supporting the roadbed. ... Tampa Bay is a large natural harbor and estuary on the western coast of Florida. ...


Related US Routes

U.S. Highway 119 is a spur of U.S. Highway 19. ... U.S. Highway 219 is a spur of U.S. Highway 19. ... U.S. Highway 319 is a spur of U.S. Highway 19. ... 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. ...

Sources and external links

  • Endpoints of US highways (used with permission)
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Primary U.S. Highways
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
40 41 42 43 44 45 46 48 49
50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59
60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69
70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79
80 81 82 83 84 85 87 89
90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99
101 163 400 412 425
Lists
List of U.S. Highways - Bannered U.S. Highways
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Appalachian Development Highway System Corridors
Corridor A Atlanta, GA - Waynesville, NC Corridor B Asheville, NC - Portsmouth, OH
Corridor C Portsmouth, OH - Columbus, OH Corridor D Cincinnati, OH - Bridgeport, WV
Corridor E Morgantown, WV - Hancock, MD Corridor F Caryville, TN - Jenkins, KY
Corridor G Jenkins, KY - Charleston, WV Corridor H Weston, WV - Strasburg, VA
Corridor I Winchester, KY - Whitesburg, KY Corridor J Chattanooga, TN - London, KY
Corridor K Cleveland, TN - Sylva, NC Corridor L Beckley, WV - Sutton, WV
Corridor M New Stanton, PA - Harrisburg, PA Corridor N Grantsville, MD - Ebensburg, PA
Corridor O Cumberland, MD - Bellefonte, PA Corridor P Lock Haven, PA - Milton, PA
Corridor Q Pikeville, KY - Christiansburg, VA Corridor R Campton, KY - Prestonsburg, KY
Corridor S White Pine, TN - Harrogate, TN Corridor T Erie, PA - Binghamton, NY
Corridor U Williamsport, PA - Elmira, NY Corridor V Batesville, MS - Chattanooga, TN
Corridor W Greenville, SC - Hendersonville, NC Corridor X Fulton, MS - Birmingham, AL
Corridor Z Columbus, GA - Jekyll Island, GA

 
 

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