The Federal Highway Act was passed on June 29, 1956, creating the "National System of Interstate and Defense Highways". These are the US Highways of that year, before the Interstate revolution. Notably absent from the list are US 56 and US 156 which were commissioned in 1957 along the route that was formerly US 50S through Kansas. Also to be added the next year was a new US 401 along what had been US 15A in the Carolinas (which had been signed as US 401 in 1933 and 1934).

All routes listed from north to south and / or east to west.
Symbology: (*) International boundary, (-) State line, (+) Road junction, (~) Ferry dock

Route From Via To Miles Notes
US 1 Fort Kent, ME * ME NH MA RI CT NY NJ PA MD DC VA NC SC GA FL Key West, FL 2390  
US 2 Houlton, ME * ME NH VT NY Rouses Point, NY * 2681 East leg
US 2 Sault Ste. Marie, MI * MI WI MN ND MT ID WA Everett, WA -- West leg, length included above
US 3 Connecticut SF, NH * NH MA Boston, MA 278  
US 4 Portsmouth, NH NH VT NY E. Greenbush, NY 256  
US 5 Derby Line, VT * VT MA CT New Haven, CT 309  
US 6 Provincetown, MA MA RI CT NY PA OH IN IL IA NE CO UT NV CA Long Beach, CA 3517 There is a US 6N in PA
US 7 Highgate Springs, VT * VT MA CT Norwalk, CT 313  
US 8 Norway, MI MI WI MN Minneapolis, MN 312  
US 9 Champlain, NY * NY NJ Cape May, NJ 505 There is a US 9W in NY-NJ
US 10 Detroit, MI MI Ludington, MI ~ 2277 East leg
US 10 Manitowoc, WI ~ WI MN ND MT ID WA Seattle, WA -- West leg; Length included above;
There is a US 10N & US 10S in MT
US 11 Rouses Point, NY NY PA MD WV VA TN GA AL MS LA E. New Orleans, LA 1691 There is a US 11E & US 11W in TN
US 12 Detroit, MI MI IN IL WI MN SD ND MT WY MT Yellowstone NP, MT 1713  
US 13 Morrisville, PA PA DE MD VA NC Windsor, NC 354 Ferry
US 14 Chicago, IL IL WI MN SD WY Yellowstone NP, WY 1429  
US 15 Rochester, NY PA MD VA NC SC Walterboro, SC 895  
US 16 Detroit, MI MI Grand Haven, MI ~ 1427 East leg
US 16 Milwaukee, WI ~ WI MN SD WY Worland, WY -- West leg, Length included above
US 17 Fredricksburg, VA VA NC SC GA FL Punta Gorda, FL 1138  
US 18 Milwaukee, WI WI IA SD WY Mule Creek, WY + 960  
US 19 Erie, PA PA WV VA TN NC GA FL Memphis, FL 1438  
US 20 Boston, MA MA NY PA OH IN IL IA NE WY Yellowstone NP, WY 3300 East leg
US 20 Yellowstone NP, MT MT ID OR Newport, OR -- West leg, Length included above
US 21 Cleveland, OH OH WV VA NC SC Hunting Island SP, SC 843  
US 22 Newark, NJ NJ PA WV OH Cincinnati, OH 663  
US 23 Mackinaw, MI MI OH KY VA TN NC GA FL Jacksonville, FL 1476  
US 24 Pontiac, MI MI OH IN IL MO KS CO Grand Junction, CO 1709  
US 25 Port Austin, MI MI OH KY VA TN NC SC GA Brunswick, GA 1151 There is a US 25E & US 25W in KY-VA-TN
US 26 Ogallala, NE NE WY ID OR Astoria, OR 1557  
US 27 Mackinaw City, MI MI IN OH KY TN GA FL Miami, FL 1749  
US 29 Baltimore, MD MD DC VA NC SC GA AL Pensacola, FL 1060  
US 30 Atlantic City, NJ NJ PA WV OH IN IL IA NE WY UT ID OR Astoria, OR 3147 There is a US 30N & US 30S in OH
and in WY-UT-ID
US 31 Mackinaw, MI MI IN KY TN AL Mobile, AL 1350 There is a US 31E & US 31W in KY-TN
US 33 St. Joseph, MI MI IN OH WV VA Richmond, VA 760  
US 34 Chicago, IL IL IA NE CO Granby, CO 1135  
US 35 Michigan City, IN IN OH WV Charleston, WV 439  
US 36 Cadiz, OH OH IN IL MO KS CO Denver, CO 1373  
US 40 Atlantic City, NJ NJ DE MD PA WV OH IN IL MO KS CO UT NV CA San Francisco, CA 3093  
US 41 Copper Harbor, MI MI WI IL IN KY TN GA FL Miami Beach, FL 2035  
US 42 Cleveland. OH OH KY Louisville, KY 349  
US 43 Columbia, TN TN AL Mobile, AL 435  
US 44 Plymouth, MA MA RI CN NY Kerhonkson, NY 233  
US 45 Ontonagon, MI MI WI IL KY TN MS AL Mobile, AL 1299 There is a US 45E & US 45W in KY-TN
US 46 Ft. Lee, NJ - NJ Columbia, NJ 79  
US 49 Clarksdale, MS MS Gulfport, MS 312 There is a US 49E & US 49W in MS
US 50 Ocean City, MD MD DC VA WV MD WV OH IN IL MO KS CO UT NV CA San Francisco, CA 3231 There is a US 50N & US 50S in KS
US 51 Hurley, WI WI IL KY TN MS LA Laplace, LA 1292  
US 52 Charleston, SC SC NC VA WV OH IN IL IA MN ND Portal, ND * 2121  
US 53 International Falls, MN MN WI LaCrosse, WI 407  
US 54 Chicago, IL IL MO KS OK TX NM TX El Paso, TX 1494  
US 58 Virginia Beach, VA VA Cumberland Gap, VA 535  
US 59 Lancaster, MN * MN IA MO KS OK AR TX Laredo, TX 1959  
US 60 Virginia Beach, VA VA WV KY IL MO OK TX NM AZ CA Los Angeles, CA 2963  
US 61 Grand Portage, MN * MN WI IA MO AR TN MS LA New Orleans, LA 1714  
US 62 Niagra Falls, NY NY PA OH KY IL MO AR OK TX NM TX El Paso, TX 2289  
US 63 Ashland, WI WI MN IA MO AR TN Memphis, TN 1022  
US 64 Whalebone, NC NC TN AR OK NM Santa Fe, NM 2179  
US 65 Minneapolis, MN MN IA MO AR LA MS Natchez, MS 1112  
US 66 Chicago, IL IL MO KS OK TX NM AZ CA Santa Monica, CA 2256  
US 67 Dubuque, IA IA IL MO AR TX Presidio, TX 1634 There is a US 67E & US 67W in AR
US 68 Toledo, OH OH KY Paducah, KY 602  
US 69 Albert Lea, MN MN IA MO KS OK TX Port Arthur, TX 1141  
US 70 Atlantic, NC NC TN AR OK TX NM AZ CA Los Angeles, CA 2915 There is a US 70N & US 70S in TN
US 71 International Falls, MN * MN IA MO AR LA Krotz Springs, LA + 1559  
US 72 Chattanooga, TN TN AL MS TN Memphis, TN + 323  
US 73 South Sioux City, NE NE KS MO Kansas City, MO 313 There is a US 73E & US 73W in NE
US 74 Wrightsville Beach, NC NC Asheville, NC 334  
US 75 Noyes, MN * MN IA NE KS OK TX Galveston, TX 1581  
US 76 Wrightsville Beach, NC NC SC TN Chattanooga, TN 550  
US 77 Ortonville, MN MN SD IA NE KS OK TX Brownsville, TX * 1525  
US 78 Charleston, SC SC GA AL MS TN Memphis, TN 736  
US 79 Russellville, KY KY TN AR LA TX Austin, TX 886  
US 80 Savannah, GA GA AL MS LA TX NM AZ CA San Diego, CA 2568  
US 81 Pembina, ND * ND SD NE KS OK TX Laredo, TX * 1707  
US 82 Waycross, GA GA AL MS AR TX Lubbock, TX 1297  
US 83 Fortuna, ND * ND SD NE KS OK TX Brownsville, TX 1904  
US 84 Brunswick, GA GA AL MS LA TX NM CO Pagosa Springs, CO 1949  
US 85 Westhope, ND * ND SD WY CO NM TX El Paso, TX 1482  
US 87 Havre, MT MT WY CO NM TX Port Lavaca, TX 2036  
US 89 Piegan, MT * MT Yellowstone NP, MT - 1685 North leg
US 89 Yellowstone NP, WY WY ID UT AZ Nogales, AZ * -- South leg, Length included above
US 90 Jacksonville Beach, FL FL AL MS LA TX Van Horn, TX 1642  
US 91 Sweetgrass, MT MT ID UT AZ NV CA Long Beach, CA 1468  
US 92 Daytona Beach, FL FL St. Petersburg, FL 180  
US 93 Eureka, MT * MT ID NV AZ Kingman, AZ 1259  
US 95 Eastport, ID * ID OR NV CA Blythe, CA 1500  
US 96 Tenaha, TX TX Port Arthur, TX 171  
US 97 Oroville, WA * WA OR CA Weed, CA 681  
US 98 West Palm Beach, FL FL AL MS Natchez, MS 973  
US 99 Blaine, WA * WA OR CA Calexico, CA * 1499 There is a US 99E & US 99W in OR and in CA
US 101 Olympia, WA WA OR CA San Ysidro, CA * 1723  
US 104 Maple View, NY NY Niagara Falls, NY 167  
US 106 Narrowsburg, NY NY PA Wyalusing, PA 95  
US 111 Harrisburg, PA PA MD Baltimore, MD 77  
US 112 Detroit, MI MI New Buffalo, MI 207  
US 113 Dover, DE DE MD Pocomoke, MD + 94  
US 117 Wilson, NC NC Wilmington, NC 115  
US 119 DuBois, PA PA WV KY Pineville, KY 615  
US 120 Lock Haven, PA PA Ridgeway, PA 105  
US 122 Northumberland, PA PA Oxford, PA 128  
US 123 Greenville, SC SC GA Cornelia, GA 84  
US 126 Prineville, OR OR Eugene, OR 131  
US 127 Lansing, MI MI OH Cincinnati, OH 275  
US 129 Knoxville, TN TN GA FL Old Town, FL 577  
US 130 Deepwater, NJ - NJ New Brunswick, NJ 93  
US 131 Petosky, MI MI Mottville, MI - 278  
US 136 Indianapolis, IN IN IL IA MO St. Joseph, MO 541  
US 138 Big Spring, NE NE CO Sterling, CO 72  
US 140 Baltimore, MD MD PA Gettysburg, PA 54  
US 141 Covington, MI + WI Milwaukee, WI 290  
US 150 Mt. Vernon, KY KY IN IL IA Davenport, IA 590  
US 151 Manitowoc, WI WI IA Cedar Rapids, IA 291  
US 154 Mullinville, KS KS Dodge City, KS 36  
US 158 Manteo, NC NC Mocksville, NC 359  
US 159 Craig, MO MO NE KS Nortonville, KS + 85  
US 160 Poplar Bluff, MO MO KS CO UT Crescent Junction, UT 1444  
US 165 McGehee, AR AR LA Iowa, LA 278  
US 166 Springfield, MO MO KS South Haven, KS 248  
US 167 Little Rock, AR AR LA Abbeville, LA 381  
US 169 Virginia, MN MN IA MO KS OK Glenpool, OK 1004  
US 171 Shreveport, LA LA Lake Charles, LA 185  
US 175 Dallas, TX TX Jacksonville, TX 112  
US 176 Goose Creek, SC + SC NC Hendersonville, NC 243  
US 177 South Haven, KS KS OK Three Sands, OK + 42  
US 178 Dorchester, SC + SC NC Rosman, NC 234  
US 180 Handley, TX TX NM TX El Paso, TX 597  
US 181 San Antonio, TX TX Corpus Christi, TX 148  
US 183 Vivian, SD + SD NE KS OK TX Refugio, TX 1269  
US 187 Moran, WY WY Rock Springs, WY 211  
US 189 Jackson, WY WY UT Provo, UT 317  
US 190 Slidell, LA + LA TX Brady, TX 693  
US 191 Bozeman, MT MT ID UT Brigham, UT 374  
US 192 Melbourne, FL FL Kissimmee, FL 55  
US 195 Sandpoint, ID ID WA ID Lewiston, ID - 186  
US 197 Maryhill, WA WA OR Cow Canyon Jct., OR 87  
US 199 Grants Pass, OR OR CA Crescent City, CA 86  
US 201 Moose River, ME * ME Brunswick, ME 166  
US 202 Bangor, ME ME NH MA CN NY NJ PA DE State Road, DE 647  
US 206 Hammonton, NJ NJ PA Milford, PA 131  
US 209 Kingston, NY PA Millersburg, PA 210  
US 210 Carlton, MN MN Motley, MN 118  
US 211 Washington, DC DC VA New Market, VA 106  
US 212 St. Paul, MN MN SD WY MT Miles City, MT 766  
US 213 Elkton, MD MD Wye Mills, MD 60  
US 218 Owatoona, MN MN IA Keokuk, IA 322  
US 219 Hamburg, NY NY PA MD WV VA WV Princeton, WV 556  
US 220 Sayre, PA PA MD WV VA NC Rockingham, NC 676  
US 221 Roanoke, VA VA NC SC GA FL Perry, FL 684  
US 222 Allentown, PA PA MD Perryville, MD 116  
US 223 Somerset, MI MI OH Toledo, OH 56  
US 224 New Castle, PA PA OH IN Huntington, IN 286  
US 227 Carrollton, KY KY Richmond, KY 120  
US 230 Lancaster, PA + PA Harrisburg, PA 40  
US 231 St. John, IN + IN KY TN AL FL Panama City, FL 932  
US 240 Frederick, MD MD DC Washington, DC 45  
US 250 Sandusky, OH OH WV VA Richmond, VA 513  
US 258 Ft. Monroe, VA VA NC Jacksonville, NC 225  
US 260 Deming, NM NM AZ Holbrook, AZ 298  
US 264 Whalebone, NC NC Zebulon, NC 218  
US 266 Warner, OK OK Henryetta, OK 44  
US 270 Pine Bluff, AR AR OK KS Syracuse, KS 772  
US 271 Fort Smith, AR AR OK TX Tyler, TX 304  
US 275 O'Neill, NE NE IA MO St. Joseph, MO 344  
US 276 Laurens, SC SC NC Waynesville, NC 123  
US 277 Oklahoma City, OK OK TX Carrizo Springs, TX 664  
US 278 Augusta, GA GA AL MS Tupelo, MS 490  
US 280 Blitchton, GA GA AL Birmingham, AL 383  
US 281 Hansboro, ND * ND SD NE KS OK TX Brownsville, TX 1864  
US 283 Lexington, NE NE KS OK TX Brady, TX 731  
US 285 Denver, CO CO NM TX Sanderson, TX 847  
US 287 Yellowstone NP, WY WY CO OK TX Port Arthur, TX 1619  
US 290 Houston, TX TX Davis Mountain Jct., TX 591  
US 295 Colfax, WA WA Dodge, WA 45  
US 299 Alturas, CA CA Arcata, CA + 295  
US 301 Baltimore, MD MD VA NC SC GA FL Sarasota, FL 1045  
US 302 Portland, ME ME NH VT Montpelier, VT 170  
US 309 Sayre, PA - PA Philadelphia, PA 214  
US 310 Laurel, MT MT WY Greybull, WY 109  
US 311 Madison, NC NC Asheboro, NC 75  
US 319 Wadley, GA GA FL Apalachicola, FL 310  
US 321 Boone, NC NC SC Hardeeville, SC 320  
US 322 Atlantic City, NJ NJ PA OH Cleveland, OH 492  
US 331 Montgomery, AL AL FL Santa Rosa Beach, FL + 156  
US 340 Frederick, MD MD WV VA Greenville, VA 156  
US 341 Barnesville, GA GA Brunswick, GA 225  
US 350 La Junta, CO CO Trindad, CO 80  
US 360 Reedville, VA VA Danville, VA 238  
US 371 Bemidji, MN MN Little Falls, MN 131  
US 377 Denton, TX TX Del Rio, TX 405  
US 378 Conway, SC SC GA Washington, GA 233  
US 380 Cisco, TX TX NM San Antonio, NM 517  
US 383 Elm Creek, NE NE KS Oakley, KS 175  
US 395 Laurier, WA * WA OR CA San Diego, CA 1490  
US 399 Bakersfield, CA CA Ventura, CA 130  
US 410 Lewiston, ID - ID WA Aberdeen, WA 442  
US 411 Bristol, TN TN AL St. Clair Springs, AL 403  
US 421 Michigan City, IN IN KY TN NC Ft. Fisher, NC 980  
US 422 Philadelphia, PA PA Hummelstown, PA 299 East leg
US 422 Ebensburg, PA PA OH Cleveland, OH -- West leg, Length included above
US 431 Owensboro, KY KY TN AL Dothan, AL 582  
US 441 Lake City, TN TN NC GA FL Miami, FL 947  
US 460 Norfolk, VA VA WV VA KY IN IL MO St. Louis, MO 1024  
US 466 Kingman, AZ AZ NV CA Morro Bay, CA 526  
US 501 Buena Vista, VA VA NC SC Myrtle Beach, SC 363  
US 521 Pineville, NC NC SC Georgetown, SC 175  
US 522 Selinsgrove, PA PA MD VA Powhatan, VA + 317  
US 550 Montrose, CO CO NM Shiprock, NM 189  
US 601 Mt. Airy, NC NC SC Hardeeville, SC 339  
US 611 Scranton, PA PA Philadelphia, PA 131  
US 641 Evansville, IN IN KY TN Paris, TN 149  
US 666 Cortez, CO CO NM AZ Douglas, AZ 547  
US 701 Four Oaks, NC + NC SC Charleston, SC 233  
US 730 Wallula, WA WA OR Boardman, OR 47  
US 830 Maryhill, WA WA Johnson's Landing, WA 207  
United States Maps, 1956 & 1958 by AAA (with US Route list and Mileage)
Supplemented by Rand McNally Atlases for 1956 & 1957

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

USA 1927 1927 US Highways: The original approved 1926-1927 plan. Step back in time 28 years and slow down around 30 MPH to when the roads were first numbered, and many were yet to be paved.

Last update to this page on Friday, April 08, 2005

E-mail R. V. Droz with any comments or requests for more details on specific roads

This web page first posted February 25, 1999 by RVD