This is the list of US highways as initially planned in 1925. The USDA BPR report is dated October 30, 1925 and was approved by the Secretary of Agriculture on November 18, 1925. This is the list the infamous 1926 Rand McNally Road Atlas was based on. Rand McNally is not alone in making maps based on this list, I have a 1926 AAA US map showing routes listed here. Odds are that any 1925-1926 map and many 1927 maps are based on this list. Routes are listed below in sequential order. No ferries were mentioned in this list, but there are multi-leg routes.

Symbology: (*) International boundary, (-) State line, (+) Road junction

Route From Via To Numbered in 1926 as . . .
US 2
(east leg)
Houlton, ME ME NH VT NY Rouses Point, NY US 2 (East leg)
US 2
(west leg)
Sault Sainte Marie, MI MI WI MN ND MT ID Bonners Ferry, ID US 2 (West leg)
US 3 Colebrook, NH NH MA Boston, MA US 3
US 4 Portsmouth, NH NH VT NY Ft. Edward, NY US 4
US 5 Derby Line, VT * VT MA CT New Haven, CT US 5
US 6 Provincetown, MA MA RI CT NY Brewster, NY US 6 (East leg) to Mill Plain, CT;
then NY 37
US 7 Highgate Springs, VT * VT MA CT NY Mt. Vernon, NY US 7 to Canaan, CT; then CT 121 to
NY 21 to Amenia, NY; then NY 22
US 9 Champlain, NY * NY NJ Abescon, NJ US 9 then US 9W then US 9
US 10
(east leg)
Detroit, MI MI Kalamazoo, MI
(Watervliet, MI)
US 12
US 10
(west leg)
Chicago, IL IL WI MN ND MT ID WA Seattle, WA US 12 to Eau Claire, WI; US 10 then
US 10N then US 10
US 11 Rouses Point, NY NY PA MD WV VA TN GA AL MS LA New Orleans, LA US 11 to Pearl River, MS;
then US 90
US 12
(east leg)
Detroit, MI MI Ludington, MI US 10 (East leg)
US 12
(west leg)
Manitowoc, WI WI MN SD ND MT Miles City, MT US 10 (West leg) to Eau Claire, WI;
then US 12
US 13
(north leg)
Philadelphia, PA PA DE MD VA Cape Charles, VA US 13
US 13
(south leg)
Virginia Beach, VA VA NC Wilmington, NC US 117 to Norfolk; then US 17
US 14 Winona, MN MN SD Midland, SD US 14
US 15 Petersburg, VA VA NC Wilmington, NC US 17-1
US 16 Milwaukee, WI WI MN SD WY Worland, WY US 16 (West leg)
US 17 Bennetsville, SC SC Yemassee, SC US 601, then US 17
US 18
(east leg)
Detroit, MI MI Grand Haven, MI US 16 (East leg)
US 18
(west leg)
Milwaukee, WI WI IA Hull, IA US 18
US 19 Pittsburg, PA PA WV Gauley Bridge, WV See Text Below
US 20 Boston, MA MA NY PA OH IN IL IA NE WY ID OR Astoria, OR See Text Below
US 21 Cleveland, OH OH WV VA NC SC GA FL Jacksonville, FL US 21 to Yemassee, SC; then US 17
US 22 Elizabeth, NJ NJ PA OH Cleveland, OH See Text Below
US 23 Mackinaw, MI MI OH Portsmouth, OH US 23
US 24 Pontiac, MI MI OH IN IL MO Monroe City, MO US 24
US 25 Toledo, OH OH KY TN NC SC GA Augusta, GA US 25 then US 25W then US 25
then US 25W then US 25
US 26 Ogallala, NE NE WY Dwyer, WY + US 26
US 27 Cheboygan, MI MI IN OH Cincinnati, OH US 27
US 28 Ontario, OR OR Florence, OR US 28
US 29 Gastonia, NC NC SC GA AL Tuskegee, AL US 29
US 30 Atlantic City, NJ NJ PA WV OH IN IL IA NE WY UT Salt Lake City, UT See Text Below
US 31 Mackinaw, MI MI IN KY TN AL Mobile, AL US 31
US 32 Chicago, IL IL IA NE Omaha, NE US 32
US 34 Sheffield, IL IL IA NE Omaha, NE US 34
US 36 Indianapolis, IN IN IL MO KS Colby, KS US 36
US 38 Lincoln, NE NE CO Greely, CO US 38
US 40 State Road, DE DE MD PA WV OH IN IL MO KS CO UT NV CA San Francisco, CA See Below
US 41 Powers, MI MI WI IL IN KY TN GA FL Naples, FL US 41 to Henderson, US 60 to Owensboro, then US 41 south of Nortonville
US 42 Cleveland. OH OH Cincinnati, OH US 42 See Text Below
US 45 Chicago, IL IL KY TN MS Meridian, MS US 45
US 46 Limon, CO CO Grand Junction, CO US 40S
US 48 Manteca, CA CA San Jose, CA US 48 See Text Below
US 49 Jackson, MS MS Gulfport, MS US 49
US 50 Annapolis, MD MD DC VA WV MD WV OH IN IL MO KS CO UT NV Wadsworth, NV See Text Below
US 51 Hurley, WI WI IL KY TN MS LA New Orleans, LA US 51
US 52 Newport News, VA VA WV OH IN Fowler, IN US 60 to Huntington, WV;
then US 52
US 53 Superior, WI WI MN IA Dubuque, IA See Text Below
US 54 Nevada, MO MO KS Dodge City, KS US 54; then US 154
US 60 Chicago, IL IL MO KS OK TX NM AZ CA Los Angeles, CA US 66
US 61 Grand Portage, MN * MN WI IA MO AR TN MS LA New Orleans, LA US 61
US 62 Ashland, KY KY MO Ozark, MO See Text Below
US 63 Des Moines, IA IA MO AR Turrell, AR US 63
US 64 Conway, AR AR OK NM Des Moines, NM US 64
US 65 St. Paul, MN MN IA MO AR LA Vidalia, LA US 65
US 67 Fredericktown, MO MO AR TX Dallas, TX US 67
US 69 Leon, IA IA MO Kansas City, MO US 69
US 70 Moorhead City, NC NC TN AR OK TX NM AZ Holbrook, AZ US 70
US 71 International Falls, MN * MN IA MO AR LA Baton Rouge, LA See Text Below
US 73 Vinita, OK OK TX Dallas, TX US 73 to Atoka, OK; then US 75
US 74 Whiteville, NC NC Asheville, NC US 74
US 75 St. Vincent, MN * MN IA NE KS OK Henryetta, OK US 75
US 76 Wilmington, NC NC SC Greenville, SC US 17 to Florence, SC; then US 76
US 77 Omaha, NE NE KS OK TX Galveston, TX US 38 to Lincoln; then US 77;
then US 75
US 78 Charleston, SC SC GA AL MS TN Memphis, TN US 78
US 80 Savannah, GA GA AL MS LA TX NM AZ CA San Diego, CA US 80
US 81 Pembina, ND * ND SD NE KS OK TX Laredo, TX US 81
US 85 Ambrose, ND * ND SD WY CO NM TX Bowie, TX See Text Below
US 87 Browning, MT MT WY Rawlins, WY See Text Below
US 89 Thistle, UT UT AZ Flagstaff, AZ US 89
US 90 Jacksonville, FL FL AL MS LA TX Van Horn, TX US 90
US 91 Great Falls, MT MT ID UT AZ NV CA Bannock, CA See Text Below
US 92 Daytona, FL FL Tampa, FL US 92
US 94 Miami, FL FL Naples, FL US 94
US 95 Eastport, ID * ID Payette, ID US 95; then US 30N
US 96 Rosenburg, TX TX Brownsville, TX US 96
US 97 Oroville, WA * WA OR Ashland, OR + US 97
US 99 Blaine, WA WA OR CA El Centro, CA US 99
US 101 Port Angeles, WA WA OR CA San Diego, CA US 101
US 102 Gladstone, MI
(Rapid River, MI)
MI Humboldt, MI US 41
US 109 Glens Falls, NY NY New York City, NY US 9E
US 110 Detroit, MI MI IN Elkhart, IN US 112
US 111 Harrisburg, PA PA MD Baltimore, MD US 111
US 112 Oshkosh, WI WI Fremont, WI US 110
US 113 Dover, DE DE MD Pocomoke, MD US 113
US 118 Dodgeville, WI WI Dickeyville, WI US 118
US 120 Shoshoni, WY WY Riverton, WY US 320
US 121 Cleveland, OH OH Lisbon, OH OH-14 (This route is not on the 1925 BPR list,
but it was in the 1926 Rand McNally Atlas)
US 124 Peoria, IL IL Galesburg, IL US 124
US 127 Lansing, MI MI OH Toledo, OH US 127
US 130 Trenton, NJ NJ Camden, NJ US 130
US 131 Traverse City, MI MI White Pigeon, MI US 131
US 138 Big Spring, NE NE CO Sterling, CO US 138
US 140 Atlantic City, NJ NJ Penns Grove, NJ US 40
US 141 Green Bay, WI WI Milwaukee, WI US 141
US 150 New Albany, IN IN Shoals, IN + US 150
US 151 Fond du Lac, WI WI Madison, WI US 151
US 160 Baxter Springs, KS KS Independence, KS US 166
US 161 Dubuque, IA IA Keokuk, IA US 161
US 165 McGehee, AR AR LA Iowa, LA US 165
US 170 Lexington, VA VA NC Greensboro, NC US 60 to Lynchburg, VA;
then US 170
US 180 Caballo, NM NM AZ Comet Peak, AZ US 180
US 181 Austin, TX TX Port Lavaca, TX TX-29
US 185 Laramie, WY WY CO Denver, CO US 285
US 187 Armington, MT MT WY Muddy Gap, WY US 87E
US 190 Slidell, LA LA Baton Rouge, LA US 190
US 191 Cotterell, ID ID UT Brigham, UT US 30S
US 192 Melbourne, FL FL Kissimmee, FL US 192
US 199 Grants Pass, OR OR CA Crescent City, CA US 199
US 201 Moose River, ME * ME Sandy Bay Twp., ME US 201
US 210 Carlton, MN MN Motley, MN US 210
US 211 Alexandria, VA VA New Market, VA US 211
US 218 Austin, MN MN IA Newhall, IA + US 218
US 220 Deaver, WY WY Cody, WY US 420
US 230 Lancaster, PA PA Harrisburg, PA US 230
US 231 Montgomery, AL AL FL Mariana, FL US 231
US 240 Frederick, MD MD DC Washington, DC US 240
US 241 Hopkinsville, KY KY TN Nashville, TN US 241
US 250 Baldwin City, KS KS Garden City, KS US 50S
US 260 Warner, OK OK Oklahoma City, OK US 266
US 270 Asheville, NC NC GA Lawrenceville, GA US 19 (South leg)
US 280 Ashfork, AZ AZ Phoenix, AZ US 89
US 285 Raton, NM NM Romero, NM US 85
US 301 Fredericksburg, VA VA Lee Hall, VA US 17
US 310 Laurel, MT MT WY Greybull, WY US 310
US 311 Roanoke, VA VA NC Aberdeen, NC US 311
US 320 Weiser, ID ID WA Weiser Jct., WA US 30N
US 330 Chicago, IL IL Geneva, IL US 330
US 340 Manhattan, KS KS CO Limon, CO US 40S
US 341 Perry, GA GA Brunswick, GA US 341
US 350 La Junta, CO CO Trindad, CO US 350
US 360 Amarillo, TX TX NM TX El Paso, TX * US 366
US 370 Socorro, NM NM Las Cruses, NM US 85
US 380 Tuscon, AZ AZ Nogales, AZ US 89
US 401 South Hill, VA VA NC Sanford, NC US 401; then US 15
US 410 Lewiston, ID ID WA Aberdeen, WA US 410
US 411 Bristol, VA VA KY Corbin, KY US 411; then US 25E
US 420 Wallula, WA WA OR Umatilla, OR US 730
US 430 Geneva, IL IL Crystal Lake, IL + US 430
US 441 Ocala, FL FL Orlando, FL US 441
US 450 Walsenburg, CO CO UT Valley City, UT US 450
US 460 Los Lunas, NM NM Lajoya, NM + US 85
US 470 Williard, NM NM Albuquerque, NM US 470
US 501 Burkeville, VA VA NC Durham, NC US 501
US 511 Bristol, TN TN Strawberry Plains, TN US 511
US 530 Granger, WY WY ID McCammon, ID US 30N
US 550 Montrose, CO CO Durango, CO US 550
US 560 Cortez, CO CO NM Gallup, NM US 666
US 630 Echo City, UT UT Ogden, UT US 30S

Some of the re-numbering from October 1925 to November 1926 was rather complex:

US 19: US 19 (North leg) to Washington, PA; then US 40 to Uniontown, PA; then US 119 to Morgantown, WV; then US 19 (North leg)

US 20: US 20 to Avon, NY; then NY-5 to Big Tree, NY; then US 20; then Yellowstone NP; then US 191; then US 91 to Pocatello, ID; then US 30N; then US 30 to Fruitland, ID; then US 30N to Cottrell, ID; then US 30 to Fruitland, ID; then US 30N to Payette, ID; then across an unnumbered bridge to Payette Jct., OR; then US 30

US 22: US 22 to Reedville, PA; then an unnumbered road to Bellefonte, PA; then US 220 to Bald Eagle, PA; then US 322 to Dubois, PA; then US 119 to Home, PA; then US 422

US 30: US 30 to Granger, WY; then US 30S to Echo City, UT; then US 530; then US 40

US 40:US 40; then US 40N; then US 40 to Duchesne, UT; then an unnumbered road to Soldier Summit, UT; then US 50 to Thistle, UT; then US 89 to Springville, UT; then US 91 to Salt Lake City; then US 40

US 42: The 1926 Rand McNally Atlas shows a US 42 occupying US 48's place.

US 50: US 50 (East leg); then US 50N; then US 50 (East leg) to Thistle, UT; then US 40 to Springville, UT; then US 91 to Santaquin, UT; then an unnumbered trail to the NV state line; then NV-2 to Ely, NV; then US 50 (West leg) to Leetville, NV; then NV-2 to Wadsworth, NV

US 53: US 53; then US 16 to La Crescent, MN; then MN-44 to Prosper, MN; then US 55

US 60: US 60 to Poplar Bluff, MO; then US 67 to Fairdealing, MO; then MO-42 to Alton; then MO-19 to Thayer, MO; then US 63 to Westplains, MO; then MO-40 to Osark, MO

US 71:Took the same general routing as US 71 but was shifted to the east between Wadena, MN and Spencer, IA. Proposed route was left as MN-29, MN-38, and MN-17.

US 85: US 85 to Lusk, then US 20 to Orin then US 185 to Cheyenne; then US 85 to Raton, NM; then US 385 to Amarillo, TX; then US 66 to Washburn, TX; then US 370

US 87: US 87; then US 87W (North leg); then Yellowstone NP; then US 87W (South leg); then US 87

US 91: US 91 to Las Vegas, NV; NV-5 to the CA state line; then an unnumbered road

Report of Joint Board on Interstate Highways October 30, 1925, Approved by The Secretary of Agriculture November 18, 1925 c/o Richard Weingroff, FHWA, Appendix
American Highways April, 1927 Vol. VI No. 2. (AASHO) c/o Donna Tamburelli, AASHTO, Magazine excerpt
United States Numbered Highways Recd by U.S.D.A.B.P.R. May 26, 1927 (BPR files) c/o Richard Weingroff, FHWA, Pamphlet
United States Road Atlas 1926 Rand McNally
(1974 Reprint)
United States Road Atlas
1927 Rand McNally
United States Road Atlas 1928 Rand McNally

April 1927 1927 U.S. Highways: The approved plan. Click here to see what this planning created.

us-highways U.S. Highways: From US 1 to (US 830)

Last update to this page on Monday, February 24, 2003.

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