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Encyclopedia > U.S. Highway 59

United States Highway 59 is a north-south United States highway (though it is signed east-west in parts of Texas). A latecomer to the US numbered route system, US 59 is now a border-to-border route. It parallels U.S. Highway 75 for nearly its entire route, never much more than 100 miles away, until it turns west in Houston, Texas. Image File history File links Route marker sign: U.S. Highway 59 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. ... State nickname: Lone Star State Other U.S. States Capital Austin Largest city Houston Governor Rick Perry Official languages None. ... US 75 is a north-south United States highway. ... Downtown Houston City nickname: Space City Location in the state of Texas Incorporated 1837 Counties Harris County Fort Bend County Montgomery County Mayor Bill White Area   â€” Land   â€” Water 601. ...

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Termini

As of 2004, the highway's northern terminus is 9 miles north of Lancaster, Minnesota at the Canadian border, where it continues as Provincial Highway 59. Its southern terminus is in Laredo, Texas at an intersection with Interstate 35 and U.S. Highway 83, just short of the Mexican border. 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lancaster is a city located in Kittson County, Minnesota. ... Laredo is the county seat of Webb County, Texas, United States, on the north shore of the Rio Grande (Rio Bravo), across from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. ... Interstate 35 (I-35) is an interstate highway running north-south in the central United States. ... United States Highway 83 is a north-south United States highway. ...


Historic termini

From 1934 to 1935, the US 59 designation referred to a 50-mile-long route across southeastern Minnesota, from Lake City, Minnesota to the Iowa border just short of Chester, Iowa. That entire route is now part of U.S. Highway 63, and nowhere close to the present US 59, established in 1935. 1934 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1935 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... State nickname: North Star State Other U.S. States Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Governor Tim Pawlenty Official languages None Area 225,365 km² (12th)  - Land 206,375 km²  - Water 18,990 km² (8. ... Lake City is a city located in Wabasha County, Minnesota. ... State nickname: The Hawkeye State Other U.S. States Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Governor Thomas Vilsack Official languages English Area 145,743 km² (26th)  - Land 144,701 km²  - Water 1,042 km² (0. ... Chester is a city located in Howard County, Iowa. ... United States Highway 63 is an north-south United States highway that runs for 1,286 miles from northern Wisconsin to northern Louisiana. ...


Alternate routes

Though it is not signed as an Alternate US Route, Arkansas State Highway 59 parallels US 59 between Siloam Springs and Fort Smith. US 59 and U.S. Highway 412 are co-signed in Oklahoma for 10 miles, then US 59 turns south right at the Arkansas border. One mile into Arkansas, AR 59 also turns south from US 412. US 59 bears east to Sallisaw, Oklahoma, while AR 59 hugs the border to Fort Smith. From there, the official US 59 is 10 miles west down U.S. Highway 271 (in Oklahoma), or 60 miles south down U.S. Highway 71 (at Mena, Arkansas). 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. ... Siloam Springs is a city located in Benton County, Arkansas. ... Fort Smith, situated at the junction of the Arkansas and Poteau rivers, is a city and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County, Arkansas. ... United States Highway 412 is an east-west United States highway. ... Sallisaw is a city located in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma. ... United States Highway 271 is a north-south United States highway. ... Oklahoma is a South Central state of the United States (with strong western and even Midwestern influences) and its U.S. postal abbreviation is OK; others abbreviate the states name Okla. ... United States Highway 71 is a north-south United States highway. ... Mena is a city located in Polk County, Arkansas. ...


States traversed

The highway passes through the following states:

State nickname: North Star State Other U.S. States Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Governor Tim Pawlenty Official languages None Area 225,365 km² (12th)  - Land 206,375 km²  - Water 18,990 km² (8. ... State nickname: The Hawkeye State Other U.S. States Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Governor Thomas Vilsack Official languages English Area 145,743 km² (26th)  - Land 144,701 km²  - Water 1,042 km² (0. ... Missouri, named after the Missouri Siouan Indian tribe meaning canoe, is a Midwestern state of the United States with Jefferson City as its capital. ... State nickname: The Sunflower State Other U.S. States Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Governor Kathleen Sebelius Official languages None Area 82,277 mi²; 213,096 km² (15th)  - Land 81,815 mi²; 211,900 km²  - Water 462 mi²; 1,196 km² (0. ... Oklahoma is a South Central state of the United States (with strong western and even Midwestern influences) and its U.S. postal abbreviation is OK; others abbreviate the states name Okla. ... 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: Lone Star State Other U.S. States Capital Austin Largest city Houston Governor Rick Perry Official languages None. ...

Related US Routes

U.S. Highway 159 is a spur of U.S. Highway 59. ... U.S. Highway 259 is a spur of U.S. Highway 59. ... This list of United States Highways is grouped by the 1- or 2-digit parent highway. ...

Notes

  • US-59 originally crossed into North Dakota from Pembina until the early 1950's.
  • A large portion of US-59 is proposed to become part of the future extension of Interstate 69 through Texas.

State nickname: Peace Garden State, Roughrider State, Flickertail State Other U.S. States Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Governor John Hoeven Official languages English Area 183 272 km² (19th)  - Land 178 839 km²  - Water 4 432 km² (2. ... Pembina is a name for several places or features: Pembina, Alberta in Canada Pembina, North Dakota in the United States Pembina County, North Dakota in the U.S. Pembina Township, Minnesota in the U.S. There are also two rivers with this name: Pembina River (Alberta) in Canada Pembina River... Interstate 69 is an interstate highway in the midwestern United States. ...

Sources and external links

  • Endpoints of US highways: US 59 (I) and US 59 (II) (used with permission)
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Primary U.S. Highways
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List of U.S. Highways - Bannered U.S. Highways

  Results from FactBites:
 
End of U.S. Highway 59 (620 words)
US 59 may have ended right in Pembina at its junction with US 81, or else it continued with US 81 up to the border crossing.
In 1939 the US 59 designation was truncated at Tenaha and rerouted south and west along essentially the same path it currently follows to Beeville.
Technically, US 59 ends at the intersection on the far side of the freeway (Santa Ursula Avenue, where the red pickup is), because that frontage road provides access to southbound I-35/US 83.
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