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Encyclopedia > U.S. Highway 81

United States Highway 81 is a north-south United States highway. The original 1926 highway was a border-to-border route, but decommissioning in the 1990s brought the southern end from Laredo, Texas to Fort Worth. 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. ... 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... // Events and trends The 1990s are generally classified as having moved slightly away from the more conservative 1980s, but keeping the same mind-set. ... 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. ... Fort Worth is the sixth-largest city in the state of Texas, located about 30 miles west of Dallas on the West Fork Trinity River. ...

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Termini

As of 2004, the highway's northern terminus is just north of Pembina, North Dakota at the Canadian border, where it continues as Provincial Highway 75 -- which is also a continuation of U.S. Highway 75, which crosses the border from neighboring Minnesota. The northernmost 15 miles (24 km) of US 81 are co-signed with Interstate 29. Its southern terminus is in Saginaw, Texas, just north of Fort Worth, Texas, at an intersection with Interstate 35W. The southernmost 60 miles (97 km) of US 81, from Bowie, Texas are co-signed with U.S. Highway 287. 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pembina (pronounced PEM in uh, with the stress on the first syllable) is a city located in Pembina County, North Dakota. ... US 75 is a north-south United States highway. ... 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. ... Interstate 29 is an interstate highway in the Midwestern United States. ... Saginaw is a city located in Tarrant County, Texas, United States. ... Fort Worth is the sixth-largest city in the state of Texas, located about 30 miles west of Dallas on the West Fork Trinity River. ... Interstate 35 (I-35) is an interstate highway running north-south in the central United States. ... Bowie is a city located in Montague County, Texas. ... United States Highway 287 is a north-south United States highway. ...


States Traversed

The highway passes through the following states:

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. ... State nickname: The Mount Rushmore State Other U.S. States Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Governor Mike Rounds (R) Official languages English Area 199,905 km² (17th)  - Land 196,735 km²  - Water 3,173 km² (1. ... State nickname: Cornhusker State Other U.S. States Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Governor Dave Heineman (R) Official languages English Area 200,520 km² (16th)  - Land 199,099 km²  - Water 1,247 km² (0. ... 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 midwestern and western influences) and its U.S. postal abbreviation is OK; others abbreviate the states name Okla. ... State nickname: Lone Star State Other U.S. States Capital Austin Largest city Houston Governor Rick Perry (R) Official languages None. ...

Related US Routes

United States Highway 181 (US 181), a north-south route, is one of many intrastate United States Highways in the United States. ... United States Highway 281 is a north-south United States highway. ... 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. ...

Old Routes

The portion of US 81 between Grandview, Texas and Hillsboro, Texas that was not part of Interstate 35W was renamed Texas State Highway 81. Grandview is a city located in Johnson County, Texas. ... Hillsboro is a city located in Hill County, Texas. ... Interstate 35W is the name of the western half of Interstate 35, which is used in two regions along its length. ...


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

 
 

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