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Encyclopedia > U.S. Route 21

U.S. Highway 21 in the pre-Interstate era was a north-south highway connecting the area around Lake Erie and the coastal South. One of the few true north-south routes to cross the middle Appalachian Mountains, it became an important corridor for motor traffic between northeastern Ohio, western Pennsylvania, (with U.S. Highway 19) and western New York state and central North Carolina, central and southeastern South Carolina, and by connecting with other highways, coastal Georgia and most of Florida. Image File history File links US_21. ... Lake Erie, looking southward from a high rural bluff near Leamington, Ontario Lake Erie (pronounced ) is one of the five large freshwater Great Lakes in North America, which are among the largest in the world. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus (largest metropolitan area is Cleveland) Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 34th 116,096 km² 355 km 355 km 8. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 33rd 119,283 km² 255 km 455 km 2. ... United States Highway 19 is a north-south United States highway. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 28th 139,509 km² 805 km 240 km 9. ... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 40th 82,965 km² 320 km 420 km 6 32°430N to 35°12N 78°030W to 83°20W Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 26th 4,012... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 22nd 170,451 km² 260 km 800 km 17. ...


U.S. 21 originally (in 1926) connected Cleveland, Ohio and Yemassee, South Carolina. In 1935 it was extended to Beaufort, South Carolina, and was extended in 1953 to its current southern terminus at the Atlantic Coast at Hunting Island State Park. Nickname: The Forest City Motto: Progress and Prosperity Official website: www. ... Yemassee is a town located in South Carolina. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Beaufort is a city located in Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA and situated on the Beaufort River. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1953 calendar). ... The Atlantic Ocean is Earths second-largest ocean, covering approximately one_fifth of its surface. ... Hunting Island is a 5,000 acre secluded barrier island of semitropical beauty located near history Beaufort, SC. As the name implies, the island was once used for hunting deer, raccoon, waterfowl and other small game. ...


In the Interstate Highway era much of US 21 became an obvious corridor for a long-distance expressway. The West Virginia Turnpike between Charleston, West Virginia, and Princeton, West Virginia, was the first segment of a planned series of toll highways along or near U.S. 21 from Cleveland, Ohio to Charlotte, North Carolina All of the other toll highways were shelved in favor of freeways built with Interstate funding, these freeways and the West Virginia Turnpike, became Interstate 77, which completely supplants old U.S. 21 as a long-distance through route. Interstate 77 was later extended to Columbia, South Carolina, also within a few miles of U.S. 21. Interstate Highways in the lower 48 states. ... The West Virginia Turnpike is a toll road in the US state of West Virginia. ... Nickname: Motto: Official website: www. ... Princeton is a city located in Mercer County, West Virginia. ... Nickname: The Forest City Motto: Progress and Prosperity Official website: www. ... Nickname: The Queen City, The Hornets Nest Official website: http://www. ... Interstate 77 is an interstate highway in the eastern United States. ... Aerial view of Columbia, South Carolina Motto: Where Friendliness Flows Nickname: The Capital of Southern Hospitality, The Metro Map Political Statistics Founded March 22, 1786 Incorporated 1854 Richland and part of Lexington Mayor Bob Coble Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 339. ...


Between Cleveland and Charleston, all but a relatively short segment of U.S. 21 was completely decommissioned in favor of Interstate 77, the relics being Ohio State Highway 21. (An Ohio State Highway 821 between Cambridge, Ohio and Marietta, Ohio is "Old 21", and is strictly a local route). Ohio State Highway 21 is a relic of an old U.S. Highway 21, a major north-south highway that connected greater Cleveland, Ohio to southern South Carolina. ... Ohio 821 is a relic of the old U.S. Highway 21 through southeastern Ohio between Byesville, Ohio and Marietta, Ohio. ... Cambridge is a city located in Guernsey County, Ohio, which is in the Appalachian Plateau of the Appalachian Mountains. ... Marietta is a city located in Washington County, Ohio. ...


Between Charleston and its current northern terminus at Wytheville, Virginia, almost all of U.S. 21 coincided with either U.S. Highway 60, U.S. Highway 19, or U.S. Highway 52, which remain as U.S. 21 was decommissioned. The short segment of U.S. 21 in southern West Virginia not coinciding with another U.S. route became an extension of West Virginia State Route 16. Wytheville is a town located in Wythe County, Virginia. ... United States Highway 60 is an east-west United States highway, running 2,670 miles (4,300 km) from Virginia to Arizona. ... United States Highway 19 is a north-south United States highway. ... United States Highway 52 is an unusual United States highway. ... West Virginia State Route 16 is an north/south route. ...


U.S. 21 has two concurrencies with I-77 in North Carolina. One is for five miles between Cornelius and Mooresville, but the better-known concurrency runs for 17 miles through Charlotte (starting at Exit 16, the Sunset Road interchange) and on into York County, South Carolina, where the two highways split at Exit 90 (Carowinds Boulevard), the exit that serves traffic going to the Carowinds theme park. A multiplex or concurrency on a road network occurs where a single physical road carries two or more different highway, motorway or other road numbers. ... Cornelius is a town located in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. ... Mooresville is a town located in Iredell County, North Carolina. ... York County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. ... Paramounts Carowinds is a 105 acre (425,000 m²) theme park located in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. The park, which originally opened on March 31, 1973 as Carowinds, straddles the borders of North Carolina and South Carolina. ... Theme Park is a simulation computer game designed by Bullfrog Productions, released in 1994, in which the player designs and operates an amusement park. ...


"Child" routes

U.S. 21 has or has had several related routes:

US 121 is a proposed highway designated as The Coalfields Expressway, a 4 lane highway stretching from Beckley, West Virginia to Pound, Va, approximately 75 miles. ... U.S. Highway 221 is a spur of U.S. Highway 21. ... U.S. Highway 321 is a spur of U.S. Highway 21. ... U.S. Highway 421 is a spur of U.S. Highway 21. ... U.S. Highway 521 is a spur of U.S. Highway 21. ...

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