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Encyclopedia > U.S. Route 51
U.S. Route 51
Length: 1286[1] mi (2070 km)
Formed: 1926[1]
South end: US 61 at Laplace, LA
Major
junctions:
I-10 at Laplace LA

I-20 at Jackson, MS
I-40 at Memphis, TN
I-57 at Mounds, IL
I-70 at Vandalia, IL
I-55/I-74 at Bloomington, IL
I-80 at La Salle, IL
I-88 at Rochelle, IL
I-90 at Rockford, IL
I-39/I-90/I-94 at Madison, WI Image File history File links US_51. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 467 pixelsFull resolution (2205 × 1286 pixel, file size: 97 KB, MIME type: image/png) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A mile is a unit of length, usually used to measure distance, in a number of different systems, including Imperial units, United States customary units and Norwegian/Swedish mil. ... km redirects here. ... Image File history File links US_61. ... The Dubuque-Wisconsin Bridge, Dubuque, Iowa. ... La Place (sometimes spelled LaPlace or Laplace) is a suburb of New Orleans and a census-designated place in St. ... Image File history File links I-10. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 10 Interstate 10 (abbreviated I-10) is the southernmost east-west, coast-to-coast interstate highway in the United States. ... La Place (sometimes spelled LaPlace or Laplace) is a suburb of New Orleans and a census-designated place in St. ... Image File history File links I-20. ... “I-20” redirects here. ... Nickname: Coordinates: Country United States State Mississippi County Hinds Founded 1822 Government  - Mayor Frank Melton Area  - City  106. ... Image File history File links I-40. ... Interstate 40 (abbreviated I-40) is a major west-east interstate highway in the United States. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links I-57. ... Interstate 57 (abbreviated I-57) is an interstate highway in the midwestern United States. ... Mounds is a city in Pulaski County, Illinois, United States. ... Image File history File links I-70. ... Interstate 70 (abbreviated I-70) is a long interstate highway in the United States that runs from Interstate 15 about a mile from Cove Fort, Utah to a Park and Ride in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Madonna of the Trail statue in front of the Vandalia State House. ... Image File history File links I-55. ... Image File history File links I-74. ... Interstate 55 (abbreviated I-55) is an interstate highway in the central United States. ... Interstate 74 (abbreviated I-74) is an interstate highway in the Midwestern and southeastern United States. ... United States Illinois McLean 22. ... Image File history File links I-80. ... Interstate 80 (abbreviated I-80) is the second-longest Interstate Highway in the United States. ... The city of La Salle is located in LaSalle County, Ill. ... Image File history File links I-88. ... Interstate 88 (abbreviated I-88) is an interstate highway entirely within the state of Illinois. ... Rochelle is a city located in Ogle County, Illinois. ... Image File history File links I-90. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 90 Interstate 90 (abbreviated I-90) is the longest interstate highway in the United States at nearly 3,100 miles (5,000 kilometers). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links I-39. ... Image File history File links I-90. ... Image File history File links I-94. ... INTERSTATE JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # Legend BROWSE STATE HWYS Prev Next Interstate 39 (abbreviated I-39) is an interstate highway in the midwestern United States. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 90 Interstate 90 (abbreviated I-90) is the longest interstate highway in the United States at nearly 3,100 miles (5,000 kilometers). ... Interstate 94 (abbreviated I-94) is a long interstate highway connecting the Great Lakes and Intermountain region of the United States. ... Nickname: Location of Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin Coordinates: , Municipality City Incorporated 1848 Government  - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz Area  - City 219. ...

North end: US 2 at Hurley, WI
United States Numbered Highways
U.S. Routes - Bannered - Divided - Replaced

U.S. Highway 51 is a north-south United States highway that runs for 1,286 miles (2,070 km) from northern Wisconsin to the western suburbs of New Orleans, Louisiana. Much of the highway in Wisconsin and Illinois runs parallel to or is multiplexed with Interstate 39 Image File history File links US_2. ... United States Highway 2 is an east-west United States Highway. ... Hurley is a city located in Iron County, Wisconsin. ... Current U.S. Route shield Current U.S. Route shield in California The system of United States Numbered Highways (often called U.S. Routes or U.S. Highways) is an integrated system of roads and highways in the United States numbered within a nationwide grid. ... 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. ... // Types of bannered routes in the United States A bannered highway is an auxiliary route (alternate route, loop, or spur) designated with a banner plate above (or occasionally below) the route shield, or a suffix after the number in the shield of U.S. Highways and state highways The following... Some U.S. Routes are given directional suffixes to indicate a split of the main route - for instance, U.S. Route 25 splits into U.S. Route 25E (east) and U.S. Route 25W (west) between Newport, Tennessee and Corbin, Kentucky, and U.S. Route 9W is an alternate of... The Interstate Highway System and its numbering as approved June 27, 1958; several of these numbers were modified by 1960 This is a list of highways, mostly U.S. Routes, bypassed by Interstate Highways. ... 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. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42°30N to 47°3N  - Longitude 86°49W to 92°54W Population  Ranked... Nickname: Location in the State of Louisiana and the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State Louisiana Parish Orleans Founded 1718 Government  - Mayor Ray Nagin (D) Area  - City  350. ... INTERSTATE JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # Legend BROWSE STATE HWYS Prev Next Interstate 39 (abbreviated I-39) is an interstate highway in the midwestern United States. ...


In addition to singing about U.S. Highway 61 on his album Highway 61 Revisited, musician Bob Dylan also commemorated Highway 51, covering folk song "Highway 51 Blues" on his eponymous album Bob Dylan. The Dubuque-Wisconsin Bridge, Dubuque, Iowa. ... Highway 61 Revisited is Bob Dylans sixth studio album, released in 1965 by Columbia Records. ... Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, musician, and poet who has been a major figure in popular music for five decades. ... Bob Dylan is the eponymous debut album from American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. ...


In Memphis, Tennessee, all of U.S. 51 south of South Parkway East was renamed from Bellevue Boulevard to Elvis Presley Boulevard. Graceland sits on this highway, in the subdivision of Whitehaven. For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Graceland (disambiguation). ... Whitehaven is a neighborhood on the south side of Memphis,Tennessee, first organized in the late 19th century. ...


In 2004, the six states that Highway 51 traverses banded together as the Explore Hwy 51 Coalition to help promote this "All-American Road". The group now offers visitor information for traveling the length of the road.[2]


As of 2004, the highway's northern terminus is Hurley, Wisconsin, at U.S. Highway 2. Its southern terminus is Laplace, Louisiana, at U.S. Highway 61. shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hurley is a city located in Iron County, Wisconsin. ... United States Highway 2 is an east-west United States Highway. ... La Place (sometimes spelled LaPlace or Laplace) is a suburb of New Orleans and a census-designated place in St. ... The Dubuque-Wisconsin Bridge, Dubuque, Iowa. ...

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Route description

Major cities

The highway passes through the following states: Wausau is a suburb of Merrill, WI and is the county seat of Marathon County, Wisconsin. ... Nickname: Location of Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin Coordinates: , Municipality City Incorporated 1848 Government  - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz Area  - City 219. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nickname: Location of Beloit in Wisconsin Coordinates: , Country United States State Wisconsin County Rock Founded 1836 Incorporated February 24, 1846 (village) March 31, 1856 (city) Government  - Manager Larry Arft  - City Attorney Tom Casper  - City Council Martin Densch (President) Kevin Leavy (V. President) Terrence T. Monahan Joel Patch Douglas Eddy Chad... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... United States Illinois McLean 22. ... Normal is an incorporated town in McLean County, Illinois, United States. ... The Decatur Transfer House in the background with a newly completed fountain in the foreground. ... Compton is a village located in Lee County, Illinois. ... , Carbondale is a city in Southern Illinois in the midwest United States, about one hour north of Cairo. ... Cairo is a city in Alexander County, Illinois in the United States. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Coordinates: Country United States State Mississippi County Hinds Founded 1822 Government  - Mayor Frank Melton Area  - City  106. ... McComb is a city located in Pike County, Mississippi, about 80 miles south of Jackson, just off of I-55. ... Hammond is the largest city in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. ...


Wisconsin

See also: U.S. Route 51 in Wisconsin

In the state of Wisconsin, U.S. 51 enters from Illinois at Beloit, and continues north to its northern terminus in Hurley where it junctions with US 2. In the U.S. state of Wisconsin, U.S. Route 51 (normally called U.S. Highway 51, Highway 51 or US 51) runs north-south down the central part of the state. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42°30N to 47°3N  - Longitude 86°49W to 92°54W Population  Ranked... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Nickname: Location of Beloit in Wisconsin Coordinates: , Country United States State Wisconsin County Rock Founded 1836 Incorporated February 24, 1846 (village) March 31, 1856 (city) Government  - Manager Larry Arft  - City Attorney Tom Casper  - City Council Martin Densch (President) Kevin Leavy (V. President) Terrence T. Monahan Joel Patch Douglas Eddy Chad... Hurley is a city in Iron County, Wisconsin, United States. ... U.S. Route 2 is an east-west U.S. Route. ...


Illinois

See also: U.S. Route 51 in Illinois

In the state of Illinois, U.S. 51 runs north from the Cairo Ohio River Bridge with U.S. Route 60 and U.S. Route 62, to South Beloit at the Wisconsin border. For all but the northern 1/4 mile (1/2 km) that Interstate 39 runs in Illinois, U.S. 51 is multiplexed with I-39. Previous routings of U.S. 51 became Illinois Route 251 and Illinois Route 351. U.S. Highway 51 is a north-south United States highway that runs for 1,286 miles (2,070 km) from northern Wisconsin to the western suburbs of New Orleans, Louisiana. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... The Cairo Ohio River Bridge is a cantilever bridge carrying US 51, US 60 and US 62 across the Ohio River between and Wickliffe, Kentucky and Cairo, Illinois. ... U.S. Highway 60 is an east-west United States highway, running 2,670 miles (4,300 km) from Virginia to Arizona. ... U.S. Route 62 runs from the US-Mexico border at El Paso, Texas, all the way to Niagara Falls, New York, near the United States-Canada border. ... South Beloit is a city located in Winnebago County, Illinois. ... INTERSTATE JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # Legend BROWSE STATE HWYS Prev Next Interstate 39 (abbreviated I-39) is an interstate highway in the midwestern United States. ... Illinois Route 251 is a north-south state road that runs on the former alignment of U.S. Route 51 before Interstate 39 was built in central Illinois. ... See also Interstate 355 Illinois Route 351 is a north-south state route that leads from Illinois Route 71 by Oglesby through downtown La Salle to Interstate 80. ...


U.S. 51 is the main route that divides eastern and western Illinois.


Kentucky

Tennessee

U.S. 51 enters Tennessee at South Fulton, Tennessee and runs south through the cities of Union City, Tennessee, Dyersburg, Tennessee, Halls, Tennessee, Ripley, Tennessee, Henning, Tennessee, Covington, Tennessee, Millington, Tennessee, and Memphis, Tennessee. U.S. 51 is the westernmost United States Highway in the State of Tennesee. U.S. 51 is an interstate-grade facility from South Fulton to North of Union City and then resuming interstate-grade status south of Union City to Dyersburg. U.S. 51 is a four-lane or larger facility and multiplexed with Tennessee State Route 3 throughout the state. Some sections north of Dyersburg carry a 70MPH speed limit. Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... South Fulton is a city in Obion County, Tennessee. ... Union City is a city located in Obion County, Tennessee. ... Location within the U.S. State of Tennessee Coordinates: Cities in Tennessee Tennessee Mayor John Holden Area    - City 39. ... Halls is a town located in Lauderdale County, Tennessee. ... Ripley is a city in Lauderdale County, Tennessee, United States. ... Henning is a town located in Lauderdale County, Tennessee. ... Covington is a city in Tipton County, Tennessee, United States. ... Millington is a city in Shelby County, Tennessee. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... 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. ... Tennessee State Route 3 is a south to north highway in the U.S. state of Tennessee, that is 136 miles (219 km) long. ...


Near Henning, Tennessee is also the site of the Hatchie River Bridge collapse on April 1, 1989 that killed 8 motorists when 3 spans of the structure collapsed. The 54-year old bridge was 45 miles north of Memphis and carried the northbound lanes of U.S. 51. Its collapse was the result of pier scour and movement of the river channel. The Hatchie River is a major watercourse of southwestern Tennessee. ...


Historic two-lane alignments of this highway from Union City, Tennessee south are represented by Tennessee State Route 184, a small section of Tennessee State Route 183, Tennessee State Route 211, Tennessee State Route 210, a portion of Tennessee State Route 88 and Tennessee State Route 209. State Route 184 (abbreviated SR 184) begins at Troy, Tennessee as a rural two-lane secondary highway and continues parallel to the U.S. Highway 51 / Tennessee State Route 3 expressway for its first 8. ... State Route 183 (abbreviated SR 183) is a secondary state highway running in a generally west-east direction. ... State Route 211 (abbreviated SR 211) is a secondary state highway in Dyer County, Tennessee and, formerly, Obion County, Tennessee. ... State Route 210 (abbreviated SR 210) is a secondary state highway in West Tennessee. ...


Mississippi

U.S. 51 enters the Magnolia State from Tennessee at Southaven and parallels Interstate 55 to the east for much of its length, except for the section between the Tennessee line and Grenada, where it parallels the highway to the west. From Memphis, U.S. 51 passes through Senatobia, Grenada, Winona and Canton before reaching Jackson. This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Interstate 55 (abbreviated I-55) is an interstate highway in the central United States. ... Senatobia is a city in Tate County, Mississippi, United States. ... Canton is a city located in Madison County, Mississippi. ... Nickname: Coordinates: Country United States State Mississippi County Hinds Founded 1822 Government  - Mayor Frank Melton Area  - City  106. ...


At the Jackson-Ridgeland line, U.S. 51 multiplexes with I-55 from Exit 103 (County Line Road) to Exit 96A (Pearl Street) downtown. The split is only temporary as the highway traverses Pearl, Pascagoula and State streets and meets I-55 again at Exit 93 (Interstate 20/I-55/State Street interchange). Ridgeland is a city in Madison County, Mississippi, United States. ... “I-20” redirects here. ...


The two highways run together until Exit 72 (North Crystal Springs). The highway then parallels the interstate through Hazelhurst, Brookhaven and McComb until it reaches the Louisiana border. Hazlehurst is a city located in Copiah County, Mississippi. ... Brookhaven is a city located in Lincoln County, Mississippi. ... McComb is a city located in Pike County, Mississippi, about 80 miles south of Jackson, just off of I-55. ...


The Mississippi section of U.S. 51 is defined at Mississippi Code Annotated ยง 65-3-3.


Louisiana

U.S. 51 crosses the Mississippi/Louisiana border a few miles north of Kentwood and continues to parallel Interstate 55 until it joins I-55 just south of Hammond at Exit 28. From Hammond, the two highways crosses the swamps between Ponchatoula and Laplace on viaducts to Interstate 10, where I-55 ends. U.S. 51 continues southwestward into Laplace where it meets its end at U.S. 61 (Airline Highway). Kentwood is a rural town located in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana near the Mississippi border. ... Hammond is the largest city in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. ... Ponchatoula is a city in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, United States. ...


Related U.S. Routes

U.S. Highway 151 is a US highway that runs through the states of Iowa and Wisconsin. ... INTERSTATE JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # Legend BROWSE STATE HWYS Prev Next Interstate 39 (abbreviated I-39) is an interstate highway in the midwestern United States. ... This list of United States Numbered Highways is grouped by the 1- or 2-digit parent highway. ...

External links

  • US-51 endpoint photos

References

Portal U.S. Roads
Main U.S. Routes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
40 41 42 43 44 45 46 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59
60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79
80 81 82 83 84 85 87 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99
101 163 400 412 425
Lists  U.S. Routes - Bannered - Divided - Replaced
Browse numbered routes
< MS 50 MS MS 53 >
< KY 49 KY US 52 >
< US 50 IL US 52 >
< WIS 50 WI WIS 52 >

 
 

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