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Encyclopedia > U.S. Highway 79

United States Highway 79 is a north-south United States highway. The route is actually a northeast-southwest diagonal, with both east-west segments and north-south segments equally mixed. Image File history File links Route marker sign: U.S. Highway 79 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. ...


US 79, US 68, and Interstate 24/US 62 are the primary east-west access points for the Land Between the Lakes recreation area straddling the Kentucky/Tennessee border. United States Highway 68 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 560 miles (901 km) from northwest Ohio to western Kentucky. ... Interstate 24 (abbreviated I-24) is an interstate highway in the eastern United States. ... U.S. Highway 62 runs from the US-Mexican border at El Paso, Texas at Niagara Falls, New York all the way to the US-Canadian border. ... Land Between the Lakes is a U.S. National Recreation Area located in Kentucky and Tennessee. ... State nickname: Bluegrass State Other U.S. States Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Governor Ernie Fletcher (R) Official languages English Area 104,749 km² (37th)  - Land 102,989 km²  - Water 1,760 km² (1. ... State nickname: Volunteer State Other U.S. States Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Governor Phil Bredesen (D) Official languages English Area 109,247 km² (36th)  - Land 106,846 km²  - Water 2,400 km² (2. ...

Directonal assembly for U.S. Highways 64, 70, and 79 in Memphis, Tennessee
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Directonal assembly for U.S. Highways 64, 70, and 79 in Memphis, Tennessee

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Download high resolution version (407x807, 37 KB)US Highway sign assembly in Memphis, TN. Photo taken by submitter and released without restriction into the public domain. ... Download high resolution version (407x807, 37 KB)US Highway sign assembly in Memphis, TN. Photo taken by submitter and released without restriction into the public domain. ...


Termini

As of 2004, the highway's northern terminus is in Russellville, Kentucky at an intersection with Business U.S. Highway 68. Its southern terminus is in Round Rock, Texas at an intersection with Interstate 35, 10 miles (16 km) north of Austin. 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Russellville is a city located in Logan County, Kentucky. ... United States Highway 68 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 560 miles (901 km) from northwest Ohio to western Kentucky. ... The Round Rock Round Rock is a city located in Williamson County, Texas. ... Interstate 35 (I-35) is an interstate highway running north-south in the central United States. ... Skyline from Town Lake City nickname: Live Music Capital of the World Location Location in the state of Texas Government County Travis County Mayor Will Wynn Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 669. ...


Historic termini

Until 1944, US 79's northern terminus was in West Memphis, Arkansas. Even then, the route was diagonal enough that it could have been numbered odd or even. 1944 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... West Memphis is a city located in Crittenden County, Arkansas. ...


States traversed

The highway passes through the following states:

State nickname: Bluegrass State Other U.S. States Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Governor Ernie Fletcher (R) Official languages English Area 104,749 km² (37th)  - Land 102,989 km²  - Water 1,760 km² (1. ... State nickname: Volunteer State Other U.S. States Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Governor Phil Bredesen (D) Official languages 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) Official languages English Area 137,732 km² (29th)  - Land 134,856 km²  - Water 2,876 km² (2. ... State nickname: Pelican State Other U.S. States Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans Governor Kathleen Blanco (D) Official languages None; English and French de facto Area 134,382 km² (31st)  - Land 112,927 km²  - Water 21,455 km² (16%) Population (2000)  - Population 4,468,976 (22nd)  - Density 39. ... Prior to 1821, Texas was part of the Spanish colony of New Spain. ...

Notable cities on the route

Shreveport, Louisiana is the third largest metropolitan city in the state of Louisiana, USA. It is located in Caddo Parish, and as of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 200,145; as of 2005, following the evacuation of New Orleans due to the effects of Hurricane... Pine Bluff is a city located in Jefferson County, Arkansas. ... City nickname: The River City or The Bluff City Location in the state of Tennessee County Shelby County, Tennessee Area  - Total  - Water 763. ... Downtown Clarksville Clarksville is a city located in Montgomery County, Tennessee. ...

Related US routes

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. ...

Sources and external links

  • Endpoints of US highways (used with permission)
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Primary U.S. Highways
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List of U.S. Highways - Bannered U.S. Highways

 
 

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