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Encyclopedia > U.S. Highway 70

United States Highway 70 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 2,385 miles (3,838 km) from eastern North Carolina to east-central Arizona. As can be derived from its number, it is a major east-west highway of the Southern and Southwestern United States. It formerly ran from coast to coast, with the current Eastern terminus near the Atlantic Ocean in North Carolina, and the former Western terminus near the Pacific Ocean in California. Prior to the completion of the Interstate system, Highway 70 was sometimes referred to as the "Broadway of America," due to its status as one of the main east-west thoroughfares in the nation. Route marker sign: U.S. Highway 70 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. ... State nickname: Tar Heel State; Old North State Official languages English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Governor Michael Easley (D) Senators Elizabeth Dole (R) Richard Burr (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 28th 139,509 km² 9. ... State nickname: The Grand Canyon State, The Copper State Other U.S. States Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Governor Janet Napolitano (D) Senators John McCain (R) Jon Kyl (R) Official language(s) English Area 295,254 km² (6th)  - Land 294,312 km²  - Water 942 km² (0. ... The Southern United States or the South constitute a distinctive region covering a large portion of the United States. ... State nickname: Tar Heel State; Old North State Official languages English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Governor Michael Easley (D) Senators Elizabeth Dole (R) Richard Burr (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 28th 139,509 km² 9. ... State nickname: The Golden State Official languages English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles [[List of Governors of {{{Name}}}|Governor]] Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) [[List of United States Senators from {{{Name}}}|Senators]] Dianne Feinstein (D) Barbara Boxer (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 3rd 410,000 km² 4. ... An interstate system can refer to A system for international relations The U.S. Interstate highway system This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

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Termini

As of 2004, the highway's eastern terminus is Atlantic, North Carolina. Its western terminus is Globe, Arizona at U.S. Highway 60. 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Globe is a city located in Gila County, Arizona. ... United States Highway 60 is an east-west United States highway, running 2,670 miles (4,300 km) from Virginia to Arizona. ...


Originally it reached downtown Los Angeles even though it was duplexed with U.S. Highway 99 and/or U.S. Highway 60 throughout its course west of Globe, Arizona. Beginning in 1964 it was decommissioned in favor of Interstate 10 or US 60. This article is about the largest city in California. ... Drawing of US 99 through California. ... Decommissioned highway Largely in the United States of America, as the states build freeways as a new classification of highways, the state may strip the old highway of its old designation as a numbered highway or downgrade it to a lesser status. ... MAJOR JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # I-5 CA 18-19 I-15 CA 57 I-17 AZ 143 I-17 AZ 150 I-8 AZ 199 I-19 AZ 260 I-25 NM 145 I-20 TX 187 I-35 TX 570-572 I-45 TX 768 I-49 LA 103...


Alternate routes

US 70 has two additional branches in Tennessee, US 70N and US 70S. This split is unique, in that it is the only existing instance of a N/S split of a U.S. highway. Further, US 70 does not "disappear" at these splits; thus, these two highways serve as additional branches of the main route. US 70N begins in Lebanon, just east of Nashville, and ends in Crossville; US 70S begins in Pegram, just west of Nashville, and ends in Sparta (a few miles west of Crossville). Historically, both split routes began in Pegram and ended in Crossville. The Nashville skyline Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee. ...


States traversed

The highway passes through the following states:

State nickname: Tar Heel State; Old North State Official languages English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Governor Michael Easley (D) Senators Elizabeth Dole (R) Richard Burr (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 28th 139,509 km² 9. ... State nickname: Volunteer State Other U.S. States Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Governor Phil Bredesen (D) Senators Bill Frist (R) Lamar Alexander (R) Official language(s) English Area 109,247 km² (36th)  - Land 106,846 km²  - Water 2,400 km² (2. ... State nickname: The Natural State Other U.S. States Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Governor Mike Huckabee (R) Senators Blanche Lincoln (D) Mark Pryor (D) Official language(s) English Area 137,732 km² (29th)  - Land 134,856 km²  - Water 2,876 km² (2. ... Oklahoma is a Midwest 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. ... Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... State nickname: Land of Enchantment Official languages English and Spanish Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Governor Bill Richardson (D) Senators Pete Domenici (R) Jeff Bingaman (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 5th 315,194 km² 0. ... State nickname: The Grand Canyon State, The Copper State Other U.S. States Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Governor Janet Napolitano (D) Senators John McCain (R) Jon Kyl (R) Official language(s) English Area 295,254 km² (6th)  - Land 294,312 km²  - Water 942 km² (0. ... State nickname: The Sunflower State Official languages None Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D) Senators Sam Brownback (R) Pat Roberts (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 15th 82,277 mi²; 213,096 km² 0. ... State nickname: The Centennial State Other U.S. States Capital Denver Largest city Denver Governor Bill Owens (R) Senators Wayne Allard (R) Ken Salazar (D) Official language(s) English Area 269,837 km² (8th)  - Land 268,879 km²  - Water 962 km² (0. ... State nickname: The Show Me State Official languages English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City (largest metropolitan area is Saint Louis) Governor Matt Blunt (R) Senators Kit Bond (R) Jim Talent (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 21st 69,709 mi²; 180,693 km² 1. ...

Business US 70

Glenwood is a city located in Pike County, Arkansas. ... Hugo is a city located in Choctaw County, Oklahoma. ... Hot Springs is a city located in Garland County, Arkansas in the United States of America. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... De Queen is a city located in Sevier County, Arkansas. ... Smithfield is a town located in Johnston County, North Carolina. ... Downtown Raleigh Skyline Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina, a state of the United States of America. ... Alamogordo is a city located in Otero County, New Mexico, United States of America. ... New Bern is a city located in Craven County, North Carolina where the Trent River and the Neuse River converge. ... Kinston is a city located in Lenoir County, North Carolina. ... Goldsboro is a city located in Wayne County, North Carolina. ... Smithfield is a town located in Johnston County, North Carolina. ... City nickname: City of Medicine Location Government Country State County United States North Carolina Durham County Mayor Bill Bell Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 94. ... Hillsborough is a town located in Orange County, North Carolina. ... Lexington is the county seat of Davidson County, North Carolina, United States. ... Morganton is a city located in Burke County, North Carolina. ... Marshall is a town located in Madison County, North Carolina. ... Dickson is a city located in Dickson County, Tennessee. ... Camden is a city located in Benton County, Tennessee. ... Huntingdon is a town located in Carroll County, Tennessee. ... Pomona is a city located in Los Angeles County, California, in the eastern San Gabriel Valley. ...

Notable cities on the route

Goldsboro is a city located in Wayne County, North Carolina. ... Downtown Raleigh Skyline Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina, a state of the United States of America. ... City nickname: City of Medicine Location Government Country State County United States North Carolina Durham County Mayor Bill Bell Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 94. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Hickory is a city located in Catawba County, North Carolina. ... Asheville City Hall. ... City nickname: The Marble City, K-Town, Big Orange Country, Knox Vegas Location Location within the U.S. State of Tennessee Government Cities in Tennessee Tennessee Mayor Bill Haslam Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 254. ... The Nashville skyline Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... Jackson is a city located in Madison County, Tennessee. ... Memphis is a city in Shelby County, Tennessee, of which it is the county seat. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Hot Springs is a city located in Garland County, Arkansas in the United States of America. ... Durant is a city located in Bryan County, Oklahoma. ... Ardmore is a city located in Carter County, Oklahoma. ... Plainview is a city located in Hale County, Texas. ... City nickname: All America City Location Location in the state of New Mexico. ... Alamogordo is a city located in Otero County, New Mexico, United States of America. ... Las Cruces is a city located in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. ... Safford is a city located in Graham County, Arizona. ... Globe is a city located in Gila County, Arizona. ...

Related U.S. routes

U.S. Highway 270 is a spur of U.S. Highway 70. ... U.S. Highway 370 was a highway in Nebraska and Iowa, now decommissioned. ... United States Highway 366 was a short-lived east-west United States highway, with two distinct identities. ...

See also

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. ...

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