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Encyclopedia > U.S. Highway 69

US 69 is a north-south United States highway. When it was first created, it was only 150 miles (241 km) long, but it has blossomed into a Minnesota to Texas cross-country route. Image File history File links Route marker sign: U.S. Highway 69 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 mile is any of several units of distance, or, in physics terminology, of length. ... State nickname: North Star State Other U.S. States Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Governor Tim Pawlenty (R) Official languages None Area 225,365 km² (12th)  - Land 206,375 km²  - Water 18,990 km² (8. ... Prior to 1821, Texas was part of the Spanish colony of New Spain. ...

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Termini

As of 2004, the highway's northern terminus is in Albert Lea, Minnesota at Minnesota State Highway 13, an old routing of U.S. 16, a few miles away from both U.S. 65 and Interstate 90, just across the border from Iowa. Its southern terminus (as well as those of US 287 and US 96) is in Port Arthur, Texas at an intersection with Texas State Highway 87, five miles (8 km) up the Sabine River from the Gulf of Mexico. 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Albert Lea is a city located in Freeborn County, Minnesota. ... United States Highway 16 is an east-west United States highway between Rapid City, South Dakota and Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. ... U.S. Highway 65 is a north-south United States highway stretching from Albert Lea, Minnesota to Natchez, Mississippi. ... Location of Interstate 90 Interstate 90 is the longest interstate highway in the United States at over 3,100 miles. ... State nickname: The Hawkeye State Other U.S. States Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Governor Thomas Vilsack (D) Official languages English Area 145,743 km² (26th)  - Land 144,701 km²  - Water 1,042 km² (0. ... United States Highway 287 is a north-south United States highway. ... US 96 is a north-south United States highway. ... Port Arthur is a city located in Jefferson County, and is situated in East Texas. ... Sabine River can refer to: The Sabine River in the United States The Sabine River in New Zealand. ... Gulf of Mexico. ...


Historic termini

When it was first commissioned in 1926, US 69 extended only from Leon, Iowa to Kansas City, Missouri. 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Leon is a city located in Decatur County, Iowa. ... City nickname: City of Fountains, Heart of the Nation Location Location in the state of Missouri Government Country State County United States Missouri Cass/Clay/Jackson/Platte Mayor Kay Barnes Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 318 sq. ...


Alternate routes

As of 2004, Alternate US 69 has a northern terminus in the southeast corner of Kansas, in rural Cherokee County. It rejoins US 69 five miles (8 km) north of Miami, Oklahoma. While the main line of US 69 turns due west to serve Columbus, Kansas, Alternate US 69 continues directly south towards Baxter Springs, Kansas. From four miles (6.4 km) north of Baxter Springs on into Miami, Alt US 69 follows the original routing of historic Route 66. 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... State nickname: The Sunflower State Other U.S. States Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D) 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. ... Cherokee County (standard abbreviation: CK) is a county located in the state of Kansas. ... Miami is a city located in Ottawa County, Oklahoma. ... Columbus is a city located in Cherokee County, Kansas. ... Baxter Springs is a city located in Cherokee County, Kansas. ... Alternate meanings of Route 66: New Jersey State Highway 66, Interstate 66, and a company named after the route US Highway 66 or Route 66 was and is the most famous road in the United States highway system and quite possibly the most famous and storied highway in the world. ...


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 (R) 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 (D) 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 Southern state in 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 (D) 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 Southern, Western, and Midwestern influences) and its U.S. postal abbreviation is OK; others abbreviate the states name Okla. ... Prior to 1821, Texas was part of the Spanish colony of New Spain. ...

Principal cities

Albert Lea is a city located in Freeborn County, Minnesota. ... Bales of hay on a farm near Ames, Iowa Ames is a city located in Story County, Iowa. ... Des Moines skyline Des Moines (pronounced in English, in French) is the capital city of the U.S. state of Iowa. ... City nickname: City of Fountains, Heart of the Nation Location Location in the state of Missouri Government Country State County United States Missouri Cass/Clay/Jackson/Platte Mayor Kay Barnes Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 318 sq. ... Durant is a city located in Bryan County, Oklahoma. ... Tyler is the county seat of Smith County in East Texas; it is located roughly halfway between Dallas and Shreveport. ... Flag of Beaumont, Texas Beaumont is a city and county seat of Jefferson County in U.S. state of Texas within the Beaumont—Port Arthur metropolitan area. ...

Related US routes

U.S. Highway 169 is a spur of U.S. Highway 69. ... This list of United States Highways is grouped by the 1- or 2-digit parent highway. ...

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  • Endpoints of US highways (used with permission)
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