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Encyclopedia > U.S. Route 62 (Pennsylvania)
U.S. Route 62
Length: 2,248[1] mi (3617 km)
Formed: 1930[1]
West end: I-10 at El Paso, TX
Major
junctions:
I-27 at Lubbock, TX

I-44 at Lawton, OK
I-35/40 at Oklahoma City, OK
I-24 at Paducah, KY
I-71 at Columbus, OH
I-80 near Youngstown, OH Image File history File links US_62. ... A mile is the name of a unit of length, usually used to measure distance, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... km redirects here. ... Image File history File links I-10. ... Interstate 10 (abbreviated I-10) is the southernmost east-west, coast-to-coast interstate highway in the United States. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Star of the Southwest and Land of the Sun Location Location in the state of Texas Coordinates , Government County El Paso County Mayor John Cook Geographical characteristics Area     City 250. ... Interstate 27 is an intrastate interstate highway located entirely within the state of Texas in the United States. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Hub City Location Location within the state of Texas Coordinates , Government County Lubbock County Geographical characteristics Area     City 297. ... Image File history File links I-44. ... MAJOR JUNCTIONS JUNCTION MILEPOST I-40 Oklahoma 120 I-35 Oklahoma 130-135 I-55 Missouri 290 Legend BROWSE STATE HWYS   Interstate 44 is an interstate highway in the central United States. ... Lawton is a city located in Comanche County, Oklahoma. ... Image File history File links I-35. ... Image File history File links I-40. ... Interstate 35 (abbreviated I-35) is an interstate highway running north-south in the central United States. ... Interstate 40 (abbreviated I-40) is a major west-east interstate highway in the United States. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Capital of the New Century, OKC Location Location in Oklahoma County and the state of Oklahoma. ... Image File history File links I-24. ... Interstate 24 (abbreviated I-24) is an interstate highway in the eastern United States. ... Paducah is a city located in McCracken County, Kentucky at the confluence of the Tennessee River and the Ohio River. ... Image File history File links I-71. ... INTERSTATE JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # I-64 KY 1 I-75 KY 77 OH 1 I-70 OH 106 OH 107 I-76 OH 209 I-80 OH 233 I-90 OH 247 Legend BROWSE STATE HWYS Prev Next {{{browse}}} Interstate 71 is an Interstate Highway in the Southeastern and Midwestern... Flag Seal Nickname: The Arch City The Discovery City Location Location in the state of Ohio Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Ohio Franklin, Delaware, and Fairfield Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 550. ... Image File history File links I-80. ... Route across the United States Interstate 80 (abbreviated I-80) is the second-longest Interstate Highway in the United States. ... Official website: http://www. ...

East end: NY-104 at Niagara Falls, NY
United States Numbered Highways

U.S. Route 62 runs from the United States-Canada border at Niagara Falls, New York all the way to the US-Mexico border at El Paso, Texas. New York State Route 104 is a 182-mile (292. ... Niagara Falls, New York, Rainbow Bridge and the American Falls from Skylon Tower in Niagara Falls, Ontario. ... 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. ... Canada and the United States of America share the longest common border among any two countries that is not militarized or actively patrolled. ... Niagara Falls, New York, Rainbow Bridge and the American Falls from Skylon Tower in Niagara Falls, Ontario. ... The international border between Mexico and the United States runs a total of 3,141 km (1,951 miles) from San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Baja California, in the west to Matamoros, Tamaulipas, and Brownsville, Texas, in the east. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Star of the Southwest and Land of the Sun Location Location in the state of Texas Coordinates , Government County El Paso County Mayor John Cook Geographical characteristics Area     City 250. ...


Parts of U.S. 62 follow what once was the Ozark Trail [1], including the historic bridge across the South Canadian River in Newcastle, Oklahoma (the first structure built with federal highway funds in Oklahoma). The Canadian River is the largest tributary of the Arkansas River. ... Newcastle is a city located in McClain County, Oklahoma and is part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. ...

Contents


States traversed

The highway passes through the following states:


Texas

Official language(s) See: Languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq mi (695,622 km²)  - Width 660 miles (1,065 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ...

New Mexico

Official language(s) None Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq. ...

Oklahoma

Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Area  Ranked 20th  - Total 69,960 sq mi (181,196 km²)  - Width 230 miles (370 km)  - Length 298 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ...

Missouri

Official language(s) None Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St. ...

Arkansas

U.S. Route 62 runs with U.S. Highway 71 from Fayetteville to Rogers, U.S. Highway 412 from Alpena to Imboden, U.S. Highway 63 from Hardy to Imboden, U.S. Highway 65 from Bear Creek Springs to south of Harrison, and U.S. Highway 67 from Pocahontas to Corning. Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi (137,732 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ... United States Highway 71 is a north-south United States highway. ... United States Highway 412 is an east-west United States highway. ... United States Highway 63 is an north-south United States highway that runs for 1,286 miles (2,070 km) from northern Wisconsin to northern Louisiana. ... U.S. Highway 65 is a north-south United States highway stretching from Albert Lea, Minnesota to Natchez, Mississippi. ... United States Highway 67 is a north-south United States highway. ...


Illinois

Main article: U.S. Route 62 in Illinois

U.S. Route 62 is multiplexed with U.S. Route 60 for its entire length (which is less than a mile (1.6 km)) in Illinois. It crosses Illinois at its very southern tip between the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... U.S. Highway 60 is an east-west United States highway, running 2,670 miles (4,300 km) from Virginia to Arizona. ... The Mississippi River, derived from the old Ojibwe word misi-ziibi meaning great river (gichi-ziibi big river at its headwaters), is the second-longest river in the United States; the longest is the Missouri River, which flows into the Mississippi. ... Ohio River viewed from Liberty Hill in Ripley, Ohio. ...


Kentucky

Official language(s) English Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ...

Ohio

Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ...

Pennsylvania

At the Ohio/Pennsylvania state line, signage for U.S. 62 changes from an east-west to north-south. U.S. 62 also runs north-northeast from the Ohio border towards New York.[2] Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ...


New York

The northern terminus for US 62 and its parallel route, US 62A is at New York State Route 104 on the east side of Niagara Falls. Both routes converge in the eastern part of the city before intersecting Interstate 190 and New York State Route 265. The highway turns to the southeast and intersects New York State Route 425, before crossing the Erie Canal and exiting Niagara County and entering Erie County. Turning southward, US 62 intersects Interstate 290 and passes through Buffalo and continues southward through Lackawanna. Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... New York State Route 104 is a 182-mile (292. ... Niagara Falls, New York, Rainbow Bridge and the American Falls from Skylon Tower in Niagara Falls, Ontario. ... Interstate 190 (abbreviated I-190) runs 28. ... Junction Location Erie I-190 NY-266 NY-198 NY-324 Sheridan Drive Niagara NY-266 (NT) River Road NY-384 NY 429 NY-384 US-62 NY-31 NY-104 Legend New York State Routes Current - Deleted New York State Route 265 is a state highway located in the... New York State Route 425 is a 23. ... The Erie Canal (currently part of the New York State Canal System) is a canal in New York State, United States, that runs from the Hudson River to Lake Erie, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. ... Location in the state of New York Formed 1808 Seat Lockport Area  - Total  - Water 2,952 km² (1,140 mi²) 1,598 km² (617 mi²) 54. ... Erie County is a county located in the state of New York. ... New Yorks Interstate 290 runs for 10 miles near Buffalo, New York from I-90 to I-190. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Good Neighbors Location Location of Buffalo in New York State Government County Erie County Mayor Byron Brown Geographical characteristics Area     City 136. ... Lackawanna is a city located in Erie County, New York, located just south of the city of Buffalo in the western part of New York state. ...


Passing the New York State Thruway (Interstate 90), US 62 turns southwest at the Hamburg, but then assumes a more southerly direction as it passes through the Gowanda, crossing Cattaraugus Creek to leave Erie County and to enter Cattaraugus County. Following a southwesterly course, US 62 enters Chautauqua County, where it intersects with Interstate 86 (Southern Tier Expressway). US 62 leaves New York for Pennsylvania south of Frewsburg. New York Thruway Trailblazer New York State Thruway (Interstate 87) looking east from Nordkop Mountain, Suffern, New York The New York State Thruway (officially the Governor Thomas E. Dewey Thruway) is a limited-access toll highway in the U.S. state of New York. ... Interstate 90 (abbreviated I-90) is the longest interstate highway in the United States at over 3,000 miles (4,800 kilometers). ... Hamburg is a village located in Erie County, New York. ... Gowanda is a village located in New York and lies partly in Erie County and partly in Cattaraugus County . ... Cattaraugus Creek is a stream, approximately 68 miles long, in western New York in the United States. ... Cattaraugus County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Chautauqua County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... {{{type3}}} JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # I-90 PA 1 I-390 NY 146 (36) I-99 NY 169 (44) I-81 NY 245 NY (75) I-84 NY 362 (121) I-87 NY Legend BROWSE STATE HWYS Prev Next {{{browse}}} Interstate 86 runs from an intersection with Interstate 90 in Erie... Frewsburg is a hamlet (and census-designated place) located in the Town of Carroll in Chautauqua County, New York. ...


While most of the route is an east-west route, for unknown reasons, U.S. 62 runs north-south in Pennsylvania and New York.


Business and Spur US 62

In all of these cases, Business US 62 is an older alignment of the highway. Muskogee is a city located in Muskogee County, Oklahoma. ... Rogers is a city located in Benton County, Arkansas. ... For the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers Metropolitan Area see Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers metropolitan area Fayetteville is a city located in Washington County, Arkansas, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 58,047. ... Eureka Springs is a town located in the Ozark Mountains of northwest Arkansas, USA. The entire town of Eureka Springs is on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Arkansas. ... Mountain Home is a city located in : Baxter County, Arkansas. ... Yellville is a city located in Marion County, Arkansas. ... Flippin is a city located in Marion County, Arkansas. ... U.S. Highway 62 Business begins in Marion County approximately 1 mile west of the White River and the famous concrete arch bridge. ... Cotter is a city located in Baxter County, Arkansas. ... Sharon is a city located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, in the United States, 75 miles (121 km) northwest of Pittsburgh. ... Henryetta is a city located in Okmulgee County, Oklahoma. ...


There is also a Spur US 62 in Berryville and Pyatt, Arkansas. Berryville is a city located in Carroll County, Arkansas. ... Pyatt is a town located in Marion County, Arkansas. ...


US 62 forms a spur around Ralls, Texas, locally known as the "US 62 Loop". Ralls is a city located in Crosby County, Texas. ...


See also

List of U.S. Routes 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. ...


Trivia

  • US 62 is the only even-numbered US Highway to have termini at the Canadian and Mexican borders.
  • As a result of US 62 crossing the Ohio River between Illinois and Kentucky multiplexed with US 51 and US 60, and crossing the Mississippi River between Illinois and Missouri multiplexed with US 60, rather than crossing the Mississippi River directly from Kentucky to Missouri, Kentucky and Missouri are the only two states of the contiguous forty-eight to share a boundary with no road directly connecting the two states.

References

  1. ^ a b Droz, Robert V. U.S. Highways: From US 1 to (US 830). 9 March 2006.
  2. ^ Mapguy (2000-06-22). End of U.S. Highway 62. Retrieved on 2006-07-05.

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Main U.S. Routes
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