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U.S. Highway 23 is a long north-south U.S. highway between Mackinaw City, Michigan and Jacksonville, Florida. It is an original route (1926) which originally reached only so far south as Portsmouth, Ohio and has since been extended. The designation is more intact than that of many other routes in the north-central and mid-Atlantic states, at least for now. Route marker sign: U.S. Highway 23 This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... 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. ... Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The Jacksonville skyline and the Acosta Bridge. ... Portsmouth is a city located in Scioto County, Ohio. ...

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Florida

US 23 uses the following unsigned state roads:

Except in Jacksonville, US 23 is concurrent with US 1 south of Alma, Georgia. The Jacksonville skyline and the Acosta Bridge. ... The Jacksonville skyline and the Acosta Bridge. ... Current route SR 15 runs from SR 80/SR 880 at Belle Glade north along the east shore of Lake Okeechobee to Okeechobee. ... The Jacksonville skyline and the Acosta Bridge. ... The Jacksonville skyline and the Acosta Bridge. ... United States Highway 1 is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... Alma is a city located in Bacon County, Georgia. ...


Intersections with other U.S. and Interstate Highways

United States Highway 1 is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... United States Highway 17 is a north-south United States highway. ... Interstate 95 or (I-95) is an interstate highway that runs 1907 miles (3070 kilometers) north and south along the eastern United States coast. ... United States Highway 1 is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... United States Highway 1 is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... The 35. ... U.S. Highway 301 is a spur of U.S. Highway 1. ... U.S. Highway 301 is a spur of U.S. Highway 1. ...

History

US 23 was extended into Florida along US 1 in 1951. When the 20th Street Expressway was built around downtown Jacksonville, US 1 was moved but US 23 remained. It has never changed its route in Florida, though at one time it was planned to extend south, maybe to Fort Myers via US 17, SR 19, SR 33, US 98, US 17, and SR 31. United States Highway 1 is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... 1951 was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... The Jacksonville skyline and the Acosta Bridge. ... United States Highway 1 is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... Cape Coral and Fort Myers (image bottom) from space, July 1997 Fort Myers is a city located in Lee County, Florida. ... United States Highway 17 is a north-south United States highway. ... United States Highway 98 is an east-west United States highway that runs from southern Florida to western Mississippi. ... United States Highway 17 is a north-south United States highway. ...


Georgia

North Carolina

Tennessee

Virginia

Kentucky

US 23 passes through the following cities and counties:

Jenkins is a city located in Letcher County, Kentucky. ... Letcher County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Pikeville is a city located in Pike County, Kentucky. ... Pike County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Prestonsburg is a city located in Floyd County in the eastern part of the U.S. state of Kentucky on the eastern bank of the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River. ... Floyd County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Paintsville is a city located in Johnson County, Kentucky. ... A county seat is a town which is the capital of a county. ... Johnson County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Louisa is a city located in Lawrence County, Kentucky. ... Lawrence County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Catlettsburg is a city located in Boyd County, Kentucky. ... Ashland is a city located in Boyd County, Kentucky. ... Boyd County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... US Grant Bridge in Portsmouth, Ohio with Ohio River and Scioto River tributary on right. ... Russell is a city located in Greenup County, Kentucky. ... Flatwoods is a city located in Greenup County, Kentucky. ... Greenup is a city located in Greenup County, Kentucky. ... Raceland is a city located in Greenup County, Kentucky. ... South Shore is a city located in Greenup County, Kentucky. ... Greenup County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ...

Country musicians from Kentucky, by county

In Kentucky, US 23 is designated as the "Country Music Highway", due to the fact that each county that the highway passes through is also home to a country music star.

Gary Stewart (May 28, 1945 - December 16, 2003) was a country musician known for his drinking songs. ... Hits include: Think About Elvis You Dont Seem to Miss Me Lonely Too Long The Last Thing How Can I Help You That Kind of Girl ... Dwight Yoakam at the unveiling of his Hollywood star. ... A database query syntax error has occurred. ... Crystal Gayle on the cover of her concert DVD Crystal Gayle in Concert, showing her trademark long hair Crystal Gayle (born January 9, 1951) is an American country and western singer. ... Wynonna Ellen Judd (born Christina Claire Judd on May 30, 1964, in Ashland, Kentucky) is a Grammy-winning Country Music singer. ... Naomi Judd (born Diana Ellen Judd on January 11, 1946 in Ashland, Kentucky) is an American country music singer. ... Billy Ray Cyrus (born August 25, 1961 in Flatwoods, Kentucky) is an American country singer, best known for the hit single Achy Breaky Heart (1992). ...

Ohio

  • US-23 crosses the Ohio River from Kentucky and enters Portsmouth.
  • US-23 goes through the towns of Lucasville, Waverly, Piketon, Chillicothe, and Circleville, before reaching Columbus.
  • US-23 mostly follows High Street in Columbus, which was the original route. However, it now bypasses the central business district and north Columbus neighborhoods by following the one-way pair 4th Street (northbound) and 3rd/Summit Street (southbound) between the downtown area and Hudson Street, and Indianola Avenue north before returning to its original course on High Street at Morse Road.
  • US-23 follows High Street northbound from Columbus, going through the towns of Worthington and Delaware.
  • North of Delaware, US-23 becomes a 4-lane divided highway before passing through Waldo, Marion, and Upper Sandusky.
  • US-23 coincides with divided Ohio State Highway 15, until it takes a different route at the Carey exit. SR-15 continues on to Findlay, and is designed to allow most traffic to bypass the northern strech of US-23 by offering a fast connection to Interstate 75.
  • US-23 continues north through Carey, Fostoria, and Woodville.
  • Atter Woodville, US-23 intersects with US-20, where it has a coincidental route for several miles.
  • US-23 then joins I-75 near Perrysburg, then follows I-475 around the west side of Toledo, passing through Sylvania before entering Michigan.

Note that US-23/I-475 has no direct interchange with the Ohio Turnpike (I-80 and I-90). One must (in 2004) use either surface routes in Holland, Maumee, or I-75 to get access to or from the turnpike. US Grant Bridge in Portsmouth, Ohio with Ohio River and Scioto River tributary on right. ... State nickname: Bluegrass State Other U.S. States Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Governor Ernie Fletcher Official languages English Area 104,749 km² (37th)  - Land 102,989 km²  - Water 1,760 km² (1. ... Portsmouth is a city located in Scioto County, Ohio. ... Waverly is a city located in, and the county seat of Pike County, Ohio. ... Piketon is a village located in Pike County, Ohio. ... Chillicothe is a city located in Ross County, Ohio. ... Circleville is a city located in Pickaway County, Ohio. ... Skyline of downtown Columbus, Ohio, viewed across the Scioto River. ... Worthington is a city located in Franklin County, Ohio. ... Late 19th-Century facades on Sandusky Street The City of Delaware is the county seat of Delaware County, Ohio6. ... Waldo is a village located in Marion County, Ohio. ... Marion is a city located in Marion County, Ohio. ... Upper Sandusky is a city located in Wyandot County, Ohio. ... Carey is a village located in Wyandot County, Ohio. ... Findlay is a city located in Hancock County, Ohio. ... Interstate 75 is an interstate highway in the midwest and southeastern United States. ... Fostoria is a city located in northwest Ohio, in Hancock, Seneca, and Wood counties. ... Woodville is a village located in Sandusky County, Ohio. ... Categories: Stub | United States Highway system ... Perrysburg is a city located in Wood County, Ohio. ... Interstate 475 is the name of three distinct interstate highway bypass routes of Interstate 75 in the United States: in Georgia, Ohio, and Michigan. ... Toledo, Ohio. ... Sylvania is a city located in Lucas County, Ohio. ... State nickname: Wolverine State or Great Lakes State Other U.S. States Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Governor Jennifer Granholm Official languages English Area 250,941 km² (11th)  - Land 147,255 km²  - Water 103,687 km² (41. ... The Ohio Turnpike is a publicly-built toll east-west expressway across northern Ohio. ... Interstate 80 as seen from an overpass in Davis, California Interstate 80 is the second-longest interstate highway in the United States. ... t Interstate 90 is the longest interstate highway in the United States. ... Holland is a village located in Lucas County, Ohio. ... Maumee is a city located in Lucas County, Ohio. ...


Michigan

US-23 enters Michigan on a freeway north of Toledo, Ohio, concurrent with US-223; it is a more direct route than I-75, providing a bypass around Detroit. US-23 is freeway past Dundee, Milan, Ann Arbor (junction I-94 and M-14), Brighton (junction I-96) and Fenton. State nickname: Wolverine State or Great Lakes State Other U.S. States Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Governor Jennifer Granholm Official languages English Area 250,941 km² (11th)  - Land 147,255 km²  - Water 103,687 km² (41. ... A typical rural freeway (Interstate 5 in the Central Valley of California). ... Toledo, Ohio. ... US 223 is a short, diagonal (northwest to southeast) highway lying in Michigan and Ohio, though the Ohio section is completely concurrent with US 23. ... Interstate 75 is an interstate highway in the midwest and southeastern United States. ... City motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) City nicknames: The Motor City and Motown Location in the state of Michigan Founded July 24, 1701 County Wayne County Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 370. ... Dundee is a village located in Monroe County, Michigan. ... Milan is a city located in both Monroe County and Washtenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan, on the Huron River, and is the home of the University of Michigans main campus. ... Interstate 94 is a long interstate highway connecting the Great Lakes and Intermountain region of the United States. ... Michigan State Highway 14, or M-14, is a 22. ... Brighton is a city located in Livingston County, Michigan. ... Interstate 96 is an intrastate Interstate highway entirely within the state of Michigan. ... Fenton is a city located in Genesee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...


South of Flint, US-23 joins I-75, staying with it past Saginaw and Bay City before splitting at Standish; M-13 provides a number for the old route. From Standish to US-23's north end at Mackinaw City, US-23 follows the shoreline of Saginaw Bay and Lake Huron, serving such lakeside communities as East Tawas, Michigan, Alpena, Michigan, Rogers City, Michigan and Cheboygan, Michigan. I-75 is a much more direct route for long-distance travel between Standish and Mackinaw City. Flint, Michigan is a city in Genesee County along the Flint River about 60 miles northwest of Detroit. ... Interstate 75 is an interstate highway in the midwest and southeastern United States. ... -1... For the fictional town seen on Another World, see Bay City (Another World). ... Standish is a city located in Arenac County, Michigan. ... Michigan State Highway 13 or M-13 is a 72. ... Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The Great Lakes from space; Lake Huron is the third from the left. ... East Tawas is a city located in Iosco County, Michigan. ... Alpena is a city located in Alpena County, Michigan. ... Rogers City is the county seat of Presque Isle County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Cheboygan is a city located in Cheboygan County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...


In 2004, US-23 between Standish and Mackinaw City was designated as the Sunrise Side Costal Highway. Standish is a city located in Arenac County, Michigan. ... Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...


Related U.S. Highways

US 123 US 223 U.S. Highway 123 is a spur of U.S. Highway 23. ... US 223 is a short, diagonal (northwest to southeast) highway lying in Michigan and Ohio, though the Ohio section is completely concurrent with US 23. ...


Trivia

Dwight Yoakam at the unveiling of his Hollywood star. ... Seal of the President of the United States The President of the United States is the head of state of the United States. ... Rutherford Birchard Hayes (October 4, 1822 – January 17, 1893) was the 19th (1877 – 1881) President of the United States. ... Late 19th-Century facades on Sandusky Street The City of Delaware is the county seat of Delaware County, Ohio6. ... Seal of the President of the United States The President of the United States is the head of state of the United States. ... Order: 29th President Vice President: Calvin Coolidge Term of office: March 4, 1921 – August 2, 1923 Preceded by: Woodrow Wilson Succeeded by: Calvin Coolidge Date of birth: November 2, 1865 Place of birth: Near Blooming Grove, Ohio Date of death: August 2, 1923 Place of death: San Francisco, California First... Marion is a city located in Marion County, Ohio. ...

See also

This list of United States Highways is grouped by the 1- or 2-digit parent highway. ... Fenton-Clio Expressway was the name given to a 30 mile segment of freeway in the U.S. state of Michigan, connecting the Livingston/Genesee County border west of Fenton north to Birch Run. ...

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