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Encyclopedia > U.S. Highway 29

United States Highway 29 is a north-south United States highway that runs for 1,036 miles (1,667 km) from the western suburbs of Baltimore to Pensacola, Florida. Route marker sign: U.S. Highway 29 This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... 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. ... Nickname: Charm City Location in Maryland Founded  -Incorporated 30 July 1729  1797 County Independent city Mayor Martin OMalley (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 349. ... This article is about the inland city of Pensacola, Florida. ...



As of 2004, the highway's northern terminus is Mount Hebron, Maryland. Its southern terminus is Pensacola, Florida at U.S. Highway 90 and U.S. Highway 98. 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the inland city of Pensacola, Florida. ... United States Highway 90 is an east-west United States highway. ... United States Highway 98 is an east-west United States highway that runs from southern Florida to western Mississippi. ...

  • A section of U.S. 29 between Greensboro, NC and Danville, VA has been designated as Future Interstate 785 and has received Future Interstate shields in several locations on that route. It will become an official interstate once improvements are finished.

States Traversed

The highway passes through the following states and DC:

State nickname: Old Line State; Free State Other U.S. States Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Governor Robert L. Ehrlich Official languages English Area 32,160 km² (42nd)  - Land 25,338 km²  - Water 6,968 km² (21%) Population (2000)  - Population 5,296,486 (19th)  - Density 165 /km² (5th) Admission into... ... 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. ... State nickname: Tar Heel State Other U.S. States Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Governor Michael Easley (D) Official languages English Area 139,509 km² (28th)  - Land 126,256 km²  - Water 13,227 km² (9. ... State nickname: Palmetto State Other U.S. States Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Governor Mark Sanford Official languages English Area 82,965 km² (40th)  - Land 78,051 km²  - Water 4,915 km² (6%) Population (2000)  - Population {{{2000Pop}}} (26th)  - Density 51. ... State nickname: Camellia State, The Heart of Dixie¹, Yellowhammer State Other U.S. States Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Governor Bob Riley (R) Official languages English Area 84,360 mi²/135,765 km² (30th)  - Land 81,664 mi²/131,426 km²  - Water 2,696 mi²/4,338 km² (3. ... State nickname: Sunshine 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. ...

Notable cities on the route

Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the... Arlington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Virginia (which calls itself a commonwealth), directly across the Potomac River from Washington, DC. By an act of Congress July 9, 1846, the area south of the Potomac was returned to Virginia effective in 1847 As of 2000... Charlottesville is an independent city located within the confines of Albemarle County in the state of Virginia. ... Lynchburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Danville is an independent city located in Virginia, bounded by Pittsylvania County, Virginia and Caswell County, North Carolina. ... Greensboro, North Carolina, is a city located in Guilford County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... For other places or people named Charlotte, see Charlotte (disambiguation). ... Spartanburg is a city located in Spartanburg County in South Carolina, a state of the United States of America, and 98 miles northwest of Columbia. ... Greenville is a large city and county seat located in Greenville County6 in South Carolina. ... Anderson is a city located in Anderson County, South Carolina. ... Downtown Athens, as seen through the University of Georgia arch Athens or Athens-Clarke County is a city located in Clarke County,Georgia, U.S., in the northeastern part of the state, just off of Georgia 316. ... The Atlanta skyline as seen from Buckhead. ... Auburn is a city in east central Alabama, near the Georgia border. ... This article is about the inland city of Pensacola, Florida. ...

Related U.S. routes

U.S. Highway 129 is a spur of U.S. Highway 29. ...

See also

The Francis Scott Key Bridge, or, more commonly, the Key Bridge, is a reinforced concrete arch bridge conveying U.S. Highway 29 traffic across the Potomac River between the Rosslyn section of Arlington County, Virginia, and the Georgetown section of Washington, D.C. It was built by the U.S... K Street, epicenter of American lobbying. ... The Lee Highway was a United States automobile highway connecting New York and San Francisco. ... This list of United States Highways is grouped by the 1- or 2-digit parent highway. ... The Whitehurst Freeway is an elevated highway over K Street in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. It was built in 1949 to allow traffic on U.S. Highway 29 and Canal Road to bypass Georgetown between the Key Bridge and K Street downtown. ...

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Primary U.S. Highways
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