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Encyclopedia > U.S. Highway 78

United States Highway 78 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 715 miles (1,151 km) from Memphis, Tennessee to Charleston, South Carolina. 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. ... City nickname: The River City or The Bluff City Location in the state of Tennessee County Shelby County, Tennessee Area  - Total  - Water 763. ... City Flag Charleston is a city in Charleston County in the U.S. state of South Carolina. ...

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Termini

As of 2005, the highway's western terminus is at U.S. Highway 64 / Second Street in Memphis, Tennessee. Its eastern terminus is at U.S. Highway 17 in Charleston, South Carolina. 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... United States Highway 64 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 2,326 miles from eastern North Carolina to just southwest of the Four Corners in northeast Arizona. ... City nickname: The River City or The Bluff City Location in the state of Tennessee County Shelby County, Tennessee Area  - Total  - Water 763. ... United States Highway 17 is a north-south United States highway. ... City Flag Charleston is a city in Charleston County in the U.S. state of South Carolina. ...


States Traversed

The highway passes through the following states:

State nickname: Palmetto State Other U.S. States Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Governor Mark Sanford (R) 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: Magnolia State Other U.S. States Capital Jackson Largest city Jackson Governor Haley Barbour (R) 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. ... State nickname: Volunteer State Other U.S. States Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis (largest metropolitan area is Nashville) Governor Phil Bredesen Official languages English Area 109,247 km² (36th)  - Land 106,846 km²  - Water 2,400 km² (2. ...

Notable cities on the route

City Flag Charleston is a city in Charleston County in the U.S. state of South Carolina. ... The seal of the City of Augusta Augusta is a city located in the state of Georgia. ... 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. ... City nickname(s): The A-T-L, The Horizon City, The Capital of the South, The Phoenix City, The City Too Busy to Hate, Hotlanta, A-Town, The Big A, The New York of the South, The Big Peach, City of a Hundred Hills County Fulton County, DeKalb County Georgia... Anniston is a city located in Calhoun County in Alabama, a state of the United States of America. ... Birmingham is the largest city in the U.S. state of Alabama and the county seat of Jefferson County with portions of the city located in Shelby County also. ... Tupelo is a city located in Lee County, Mississippi. ... City nickname: The River City or The Bluff City Location in the state of Tennessee County Shelby County, Tennessee Area  - Total  - Water 763. ...

Freeway sections

There is a freeway portion of US 78 that begins from the Tennessee / Mississippi border near southeast Memphis and continues through Mississippi to Winfield, Alabama. A bypass of Jasper, Alabama has already been completed, and the freeway is under construction all the way to Birmingham, Alabama. Although there are major Interstate highways near this freeway's endpoints, it is a discrete segment of controlled-access freeway. This will change over the next few years as it is upgraded to become the new Interstate 22. A typical rural freeway (Interstate 5 in the Central Valley of California). ... State nickname: Volunteer State Other U.S. States Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis (largest metropolitan area is Nashville) Governor Phil Bredesen Official languages English Area 109,247 km² (36th)  - Land 106,846 km²  - Water 2,400 km² (2. ... State nickname: Magnolia State Other U.S. States Capital Jackson Largest city Jackson Governor Haley Barbour (R) 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. ... City nickname: The River City or The Bluff City Location in the state of Tennessee County Shelby County, Tennessee Area  - Total  - Water 763. ... State nickname: Magnolia State Other U.S. States Capital Jackson Largest city Jackson Governor Haley Barbour (R) 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. ... Winfield is a city located in Marion County, Alabama. ... Jasper is a city located in Walker County, Alabama. ... Birmingham is the largest city in the U.S. state of Alabama and the county seat of Jefferson County with portions of the city located in Shelby County also. ... A typical rural stretch of Interstate Highway, with two lanes in each direction separated by a large grassy median, and with cross-traffic limited to overpasses and underpasses. ... Previously known as Corridor X (one of the Appalachian Regional Corridors), Interstate 22, when completed, will follow the U.S. Highway 78 corridor along a 176 mile (283 km) route from Memphis, Tennessee to Birmingham, Alabama. ...


There is another short freeway portion east of Atlanta, leading from just inside (west of) I-285 (the Perimeter) eastward to the suburb of Stone Mountain, Georgia. This portion is named the Stone Mountain Freeway, and has an excellent view of Stone Mountain while traveling eastbound. This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... Interstate 285 (Georgia State Route 407), usually known as the Perimeter, is a beltway interstate highway encircling Atlanta, Georgia for 64 miles (103km). ... It has been suggested that Suburbia be merged into this article or section. ... Stone Mountain is a city located in DeKalb County, Georgia. ... The Stone Mountain Expressway, also known as the Stone Mountain Freeway by the locals, connects Interstate 285 on the east side of Atlanta, Georgia with the suburbs of Stone Mountain, and Snellville, and continues on to Athens. ... This article is about the Stone Mountain in Georgia, USA. For other peaks, see Stone Mountain (disambiguation). ...


Names

U.S. Highway 78 runs along Linden Avenue, Somerville Street, E. H. Crump Boulevard, and Lamar Avenue through Memphis, Tennessee. Between Memphis and Tupelo, Mississippi, the highway is designated Elvis Presley Memorial Highway. In Tennessee, US 78 is also known as Pigeon Roost Road, and some aborted sections of the highway in Mississippi also claim this name. City nickname: The River City or The Bluff City Location in the state of Tennessee County Shelby County, Tennessee Area  - Total  - Water 763. ... Tupelo is a city located in Lee County, Mississippi. ... Elvis Presley Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), also known as The King of Rock and Roll, or as just simply The King, was an American singer and actor. ...


Related U.S. routes

U.S. Highway 178 is a spur of U.S. Highway 78. ... U.S. Highway 278 is a spur of U.S. Highway 78. ... U.S. Highway 378 is a spur of U.S. Highway 78. ... This list of United States 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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