U.S. Highway 41

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U.S. Highway 41

United States Highway 41 is a north-south United States Highway that runs from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to Miami, Florida. Until 1949, the part in southern Florida, from Naples to Miami, was U.S. Highway 94.

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Description of route

U.S. Highway 41 in northern Michigan
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U.S. Highway 41 in northern Michigan

Termini

As of 2004, the highway's northern terminus is east of Copper Harbor, Michigan at a turnaround in a state park on Lake Superior in the state's Upper Peninsula. Its southern terminus is in Miami, Florida at an intersection with U.S. Highway 1.

Historic termini

When their routes were originally laid out in 1926, US 41's southern endpoint was in Naples, Florida at the western endpoint of U.S. Highway 94, which ran east to Miami. In 1949, US 94 was decommissioned, and the entire route became part of US 41, giving it a short east-west section. The former US 94 route ended in Miami, Florida at the same intersection that US 41 does now.

However, from 1955 to 2000, US 41 was extended across to Miami Beach, ending at Florida State Road A1A.

Alternate routes

As of 2005, Alternate US 41 (signed "41A") has a northern terminus in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, 10 miles (16 km) north of the Tennessee line. It serves the city of Clarksville, Tennessee on its way to Nashville, where it briefly runs concurrent with US-41, then separates again to serve Shelbyville, Winchester, and Tullahoma before finally rejoining the mother route atop Monteagle Mountain. US-41A runs to the west of US-41 for its entire length, aside from one mile in Downtown Nashville, where they are concurrent. US-41A is also concurrent with US-31A (the alternate route of U.S. Highway 31) from Nashville to Triune, Tennessee, a distance of approximately 25 miles.

States traversed

The highway passes through the following states:

Related US routes

See also

Trivia

U.S. Highway 41 was immortalized in the song Ramblin' Man by the Allman Brothers. The song's protagonist was "born in the back seat of a Greyhound bus, goin' down Highway 41".

Sources and external links

  • Endpoints of U.S. highways: U.S. Highway 41 (http://www.geocities.com/usend4049/End041/end041.htm) and U.S. Highway 94 (http://www.geocities.com/mapguy_annex/HwyEnds/End094/end094.htm) (used with permission)


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