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Encyclopedia > U.S. Highway 20

U.S. Highway 20 is an east-west United States highway. As the "0" in its route number suggests, US 20 is a coast-to-coast route. Though it is not signed in Yellowstone National Park, an implied route from the "eastern" US 20 to the "western" US 20 through the park may be assumed. Spanning 3,365 miles (5,415 km), it's the longest road in the United States [1]. US 6 is the country's longest continuous US highway at 3,205 miles (5,158 km) Image File history File links Route marker sign: U.S. Highway 20 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. ... Yellowstone National Park is a U.S. National Park located in the states of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. ... U.S. Highway 6 is a largely east-west United States Highway that connects Bishop, California with Provincetown, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. ...

US 20 at the Mississippi River
US 20 at the Mississippi River

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The Julien Dubuque Bridge, Dubuque, Iowa. ... The Julien Dubuque Bridge, Dubuque, Iowa. ...


Termini

As of 2004, the highway's eastern terminus is in Boston, Massachusetts at Kenmore Square, where it meets Massachusetts Highway 2. Its western terminus is in Newport, Oregon at an intersection with U.S. Highway 101, within a mile of the Pacific Ocean. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: City on a Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Solar System), Athens of America Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: www. ... View of the Citgo sign in Kenmore Square A square in Boston, Massachusetts near Fenway Park, although not so much a square as a confusing collision of several main avenues, (including Beacon Street and Commonwealth Avenue,) a few cross streets, and a T stop, (Kenmore Station. ... Massachusetts State Highway 2, always referred to simply as Route 2, is a major East-West state highway in Massachusetts. ... Newport is a city located in Lincoln County, Oregon, USA. It was incorporated in 1882, though the name dates back to the establishment of a post office in 1868. ... MAJOR JUNCTIONS JUNCTION MILEPOST I-5 LA 0. ...


Historic termini

Until 1940, the western endpoint of US 20 was the east entrance to Yellowstone National Park. 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Yellowstone National Park is a U.S. National Park located in the states of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. ...


Historic routes

Between Fort Dodge, Iowa and Dubuque, Iowa the route has been upgraded to four lanes, the last link of this completed in 2003. Much of the old route is a few miles north of the present route except between Interstate 35 and Waterloo. There, the old route is farther north, going through Iowa Falls, Aplington, and the north side of Cedar Falls along what is now Iowa Highway 57. Fort Dodge is a city and county seat of Webster County, Iowa, situated on the Des Moines River. ... Downtown Dubuque and the Riverfront Dubuque is a city located in Dubuque County, Iowa. ... 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... MAJOR JUNCTIONS JUNCTION MILEPOST Mexican Border Texas 0 I-10 Texas 158 I-20 Texas 418 (I-35E) I-30 Texas 427-428 (I-35E) I-40 Oklahoma 126-128 I-44 Oklahoma 133-138 I-70 Missouri 3 I-80 Iowa 72-87 I-90 Minnesota 13 I-94... Waterloo is the county seat of Black Hawk County, Iowa, United States. ... Iowa Falls is a city located in Hardin County, Iowa. ... Aplington is a city located in Butler County, Iowa, United States. ... Cedar Falls is a city located in Black Hawk County, Iowa and is home to one of Iowas three Public Universities, the University of Northern Iowa. ...


Highway 20 crosses the Mississippi River at Dubuque, Iowa. The bridge crossing the river is known as the Julien Dubuque Bridge. This page is about the river in the United States; there is also a Canadian Mississippi River (Ontario). ... Downtown Dubuque with Julien Dubuque Bridge in background The Julien Dubuque Bridge traverses the Mississippi River. ...


From just west of South Bend, Indiana to the Saint Joseph/Elkhart County line, the old route of US 20 through Saint Joseph County is now Business 20. In Elkhart County, its old route is now classified as a county road, and is simply called Old US 20. The St. Joseph Valley Parkway is the present route of US 20 in the South Bend/Elkhart Area. South Bends downtown, with Notre Dame in the upper right. ... St. ... Elkhart County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... The St. ...


Historic names

The Boston Post Road was a system of roads from New York, New York to Boston, Massachusetts, containing some of the first major highways in the United States. ... State nickname: Bay State Official languages English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney (R) Senators Edward Kennedy (D), John Kerry (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 44th 27,360 km² 25. ... State nickname: The Empire State Official languages English Capital Albany Largest city New York City Governor George Pataki (R) Senators Charles Schumer (D) Hillary Clinton (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 13. ... The Cherry Valley Turnpike (also known as the Third Great Western Turnpike) was an historic East-West toll road in Central New York State. ... Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ...

Alternate routes

As of 2004, US 20 has three alternate routes. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


US 20A in New York has an eastern terminus about five miles west of Canandaigua, the county seat of Ontario County. It rejoins US 20 in the Buffalo suburb of Hamburg at what is called Seven Corners, near the intersection of US 20 and US 62 and west of Ralph Wilson Stadium. While the main line of US 20 takes a direct path to Buffalo via Avon, US 20A veers to the south to serve Geneseo. The town of Attica, famous for the Attica Prison riots of 1971, lies between US 20 and 20A. State nickname: The Empire State Official languages English Capital Albany Largest city New York City Governor George Pataki (R) Senators Charles Schumer (D) Hillary Clinton (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 13. ... There are two local governmental bodies known as Canandaigua and both are in Ontario County, New York. ... Ontario County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Nickname: City of Good Neighbors Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: Buffalo, NY Location Location of Buffalo in New York State Government County Erie County Mayor Anthony M. Masiello Geographical characteristics Area 136. ... Hamburg, New York may refer to the following locations in Erie County, New York: Hamburg (town), New York Hamburg (village), New York (within the Town of Hamburg) For other locations with a similar name see Hamburg (disambiguation). ... U.S. Highway 62 runs from the US-Mexican border at El Paso, Texas at Niagara Falls, New York all the way to the US-Canadian border. ... Ralph Wilson Stadium is a football stadium located in the Town of Orchard Park, a suburb of Buffalo, New York. ... Avon, New York is the name of two places located in Livingston County in the State of New York in the United States of America. ... Geneseo is the name of a town and village in the U.S. state of New York: Geneseo (town), New York Geneseo (village), New York This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Attica is a town located in Wyoming County, New York. ... The Attica Prison riots were general prison uprisings that occurred at the Attica Correctional Facility in Attica, New York, United States, on September 9, 1971. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ...


Alternate US 20 in Ohio has an eastern terminus in the Toledo suburb of Maumee. It rejoins US 20 north of Montpelier, shortly before the Indiana border. The arrow-straight parallel routes are never more than five miles apart for the entire 50-mile stretch through the Ohio farm country, with the main line of US 20 taking the more northerly route. Alternate US 20 is little more than a toll-free alternative to Interstate 80, a mile to its north. State nickname: The Buckeye State Official languages None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus (largest metropolitan area is Cleveland) Governor Bob Taft (R) Senators Mike DeWine (R) George V. Voinovich (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 34th 116,096 km² 8. ... Nickname: The Glass City Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: www. ... Maumee is a city located in Lucas County, Ohio. ... Montpelier is a village located in Williams County, Ohio. ... State nickname: The Hoosier State Official languages English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Governor Mitch Daniels (R) Senators Richard Lugar (R) Evan Bayh (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 38th 94,321 km² 1. ... INTERSTATE JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # US-101 CA 1 I-5 CA 86 I-15 UT 120 UT 124 I-84 UT 168 I-25 WY 359 I-76 NE 102 I-29 IA 1A IA 4 I-35 IA 123 IA 137 I-74 IA 298 I-88 IL 4B...


MA 20A in Massachusetts has an eastern terminus in Springfield, at the junction of US 20 and Interstate 291. It rejoins US 20 at its junction with Interstate 91 before crossing the Connecticut River on the North End Bridge. This alignment provides an alternate to Interstate 291, which is multiplexed with US 20 for much of its length, but was originally an alternate to old US 20, which ran down State Street and Boston Road. This route was therefore never part of US 20, but has served as an alternate to two separate routes. Massachusetts Route 20A // Routing Western Terminus: Springfield, Massachusetts Eastern Terminus: East Springfield, Massachusetts About Route 20A From Dan Vincents MA 20A page: MA 20A is an alternate route of US 20 through Springfield. ... State nickname: Bay State Official languages English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney (R) Senators Edward Kennedy (D), John Kerry (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 44th 27,360 km² 25. ... Motto: Nickname: City of Homes Founded Incorporated May 14, 1636   County Hampden County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Charles Ryan (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 86. ... Interstate 291 is a 5. ... Interstate 91 is an interstate highway in the New England section of the United States. ... The Connecticut River as seen from the French King Bridge in western Massachusetts The Connecticut River is the largest river in New England, flowing south from the Connecticut Lakes in northern New Hampshire, along the border between New Hampshire and Vermont, through Western Massachusetts and central Connecticut into Long Island...


States traversed

The highway passes through the following states:

State nickname: Beaver State Official languages None Capital Salem Largest city Portland Governor Ted Kulongoski (D) Senators Ron Wyden (D) Gordon Smith (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 9th 255,026 km² 2. ... State nickname: Gem State Official languages English Capital Boise Largest city Boise Governor Dirk Kempthorne (R) Senators Larry Craig (R) Mike Crapo (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 14th 216,632 km² 0. ... State nickname: Treasure State Official languages English Capital Helena Largest city Billings Governor Brian Schweitzer (D) Senators Max Baucus (D) Conrad Burns (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 4th 381,156 km² 1 Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 44th 902,195 2. ... State nickname: Equality State Official languages English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Governor Dave Freudenthal (D) Senators Craig Thomas (R) Mike Enzi (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 10th 253,554 km² 0. ... State nickname: Cornhusker State Official languages English Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Governor Dave Heineman (R) Senators Chuck Hagel (R) Ben Nelson (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 16th 200,520 km² 0. ... State nickname: The Hawkeye State Official languages English Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Governor Thomas Vilsack (D) Senators Chuck Grassley (R) Tom Harkin (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 26th 145,743 km² 0. ... State nickname: Land of Lincoln, The Prairie State Official languages English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Governor Rod Blagojevich (D) Senators Richard Durbin (D) Barack Obama (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 25th 149,998 km² 4. ... State nickname: The Hoosier State Official languages English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Governor Mitch Daniels (R) Senators Richard Lugar (R) Evan Bayh (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 38th 94,321 km² 1. ... State nickname: The Buckeye State Official languages None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus (largest metropolitan area is Cleveland) Governor Bob Taft (R) Senators Mike DeWine (R) George V. Voinovich (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 34th 116,096 km² 8. ... State nickname: The Keystone State Official languages None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell (D) Senators Arlen Specter (R) Rick Santorum (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 33rd 119,283 km² 2. ... The Erie skyline, facing south from Presque Isle State Park across Presque Isle Bay Presque Isle State Park, known to locals as the peninsula. ... State nickname: The Empire State Official languages English Capital Albany Largest city New York City Governor George Pataki (R) Senators Charles Schumer (D) Hillary Clinton (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 13. ... State nickname: Bay State Official languages English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney (R) Senators Edward Kennedy (D), John Kerry (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 44th 27,360 km² 25. ...

Principal cities

Benton County CourthouseCorvallis is a city located in central western Oregon, USA. Originally called Marysville, probably for the nearby Marys River, the legislative assembly changed the citys name to Corvallis in 1853, from the Latin phrase cor vallis, meaning heart of the valley. ... Albany is a city in the Willamette Valley of western Oregon. ... Lebanon (IPA: is a city located in Linn County, Oregon. ... Bend is a city located in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. ... This article might not be written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia entry. ... Idaho Falls is a city located in Bonneville County, Idaho. ... Downtown Casper Casper is a city located in Natrona County, Wyoming. ... Chadron is a city located in Dawes County, Nebraska. ... Valentine is a city located in Cherry County, Nebraska. ... ONeill is a city located in Holt County, Nebraska. ... Motto: Nickname: Location in Iowa Founded Incorporated 1854 1857  County Woodbury County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Karen VanDeSteeg Area  - Total  - Water 144. ... Waterloo is the county seat of Black Hawk County, Iowa, United States. ... Rockford is a city located in Winnebago County, Illinois, USA. Often referred to as The Forest City, Rockford has 150,115 residents, while the metro area has 320,204 residents (2000 Census). ... ... Gary is the largest city located in Lake County in northwest Indiana, near the city of Chicago. ... South Bends downtown, with Notre Dame in the upper right. ... Nickname: The Glass City Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: www. ... ... Euclid Avenue is a commonly found name applied to streets in American cities; however Cleveland, Ohio’s Euclid Avenue set the standard for the nation from the 1860s to the 1920s for beauty and sheer wealth. ... The Erie skyline, facing south from Presque Isle State Park across Presque Isle Bay Presque Isle State Park, known to locals as the peninsula. ... Nickname: City of Good Neighbors Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: Buffalo, NY Location Location of Buffalo in New York State Government County Erie County Mayor Anthony M. Masiello Geographical characteristics Area 136. ... Clinton Square in Downtown Syracuse Syracuse is an American city in Central New York. ... Motto: Nickname: Location in Albany County, New York Founded Incorporated 1614 1686  County Albany County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Gerald D. Jennings Area  - Total  - Water 56. ... Motto: Nickname: City of Homes Founded Incorporated May 14, 1636   County Hampden County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Charles Ryan (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 86. ... Motto: Nickname: The Heart of the Commonwealth, The City of the Seven Hills, Wormtown, Woo-town, Wortown (war-town), The City of Diners Founded Incorporated 1673 1722  County Worcester County Borough Parrish Mayor Timothy P. Murray (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 99. ... Nickname: City on a Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Solar System), Athens of America Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: www. ...

Related US routes

U.S. Highway 220 is a 680 mile long spur route of U.S. Highway 20 (although the two never intersect). ... This list of U.S. 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

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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
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US 20 Succeeded by:
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