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Encyclopedia > U.S. Highway 49

US 49 is a north-south United States highway. It was at the junction of Highway 49 and Highway 61 that blues singer Robert Johnson is said to have sold his soul to the Devil. Route marker sign: U.S. Highway 49 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. ... United States Highway 61 is the official designation for a United States highway that once ran from New Orleans through Memphis and Iowa through Duluth, Minnesota all the way to Thunder Bay, Ontario in Canada. ... Blues is a vocal and instrumental musical form which evolved from African American spirituals, shouts, work songs and chants and has its earliest stylistic roots in West Africa. ... Robert Johnson Robert Leroy Johnson (May 8, 1911 – August 16, 1938) is probably the most famous Delta blues singer and guitarist in history. ... The soul according to many religious and philosophical traditions, is the ethereal substance — spirit (Hebrew:rooah or nefesh) — particular to a unique living being. ... The Devil is the name given to a supernatural entity who, in most Western religions, is the central embodiment of evil. ...

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Termini

As of 2004, the highway's northern terminus is in Piggott, Arkansas at an intersection with US 62. Its southern terminus is in Gulfport, Mississippi at an intersection with US 90. The reported distance (unconfirmed) is 516 miles (830 km). 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Piggott is a city located in Clay County, Arkansas. ... U.S. Highway 62 runs from the US-Canadian border at Niagara Falls, New York all the way to the US-Mexican border at El Paso, Texas. ... Gulfport is a city located in Harrison County, Mississippi. ... United States Highway 90 is an east-west United States highway. ...


Alternate Routes

As of 2005, US 49 splits into US 49E and US 49W in Tutwiler, Mississippi. Continuing southward, these two highways rejoin as US 49 at Yazoo City, Mississippi. US 49W (the western branch) passes through Indianola, and US 49E veers to the east to serve Greenwood. 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tutwiler is a town located in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi. ... Yazoo City is a city located in Yazoo County, Mississippi. ... Indianola is a city located in Sunflower County, Mississippi. ... Greenwood is a city located in Leflore County, Mississippi. ...


States Traversed

The highway passes through the following states:

State nickname: The Natural State Other U.S. States Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Governor Mike Huckabee Official languages English Area 137,732 km² (29th)  - Land 134,856 km²  - Water 2,876 km² (2. ... State nickname: Magnolia State Other U.S. States Capital Jackson Largest city Jackson Governor Haley Barbour Official languages English Area 125,546 km² (32nd)  - Land 121,606 km²  - Water 3,940 km² (3%) Population (2000)  - Population 2,697,243 (31st)  - Density 23. ...

Related US Routes

United States Highway 61 is the official designation for a United States highway that once ran from New Orleans through Memphis and Iowa through Duluth, Minnesota all the way to Thunder Bay, Ontario in Canada. ... This list of United States Highways is grouped by the 1- or 2-digit parent highway. ...

Sources

  • Endpoints of US highways (http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite%2FFalls%2F3369/HwyEnds/End049/end049.htm) (used with permission)
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Primary U.S. Highways
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Lists
List of U.S. Highways - Bannered U.S. Highways

 
 

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