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Minnesota State Highway 19 (MN 19) is a 207.877-mile-long (334.546 km) highway in southwest and southeast Minnesota, which runs from South Dakota Highway 30 at the South Dakota state line near Ivanhoe and continues east to its eastern terminus at its intersection with U.S. Highway 61 in Red Wing.

Trunk Highway 19 marker

Trunk Highway 19
MN 19 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MnDOT
Length207.877 mi[2] (334.546 km)
Existed1933[1]–present
Major junctions
West endSD 30.svg SD 30 near Ivanhoe and Hendricks,
at the Minnesota-South Dakota state line
 US 75.svg U.S. 75 at Ivanhoe
US 59.svgMN-23.svg U.S. 59, MN 23 at Marshall
US 71.svg U.S. 71 at Redwood Falls
MN-5.svgMN-22.svg MN 5, MN 22 at Gaylord
US 169 (MN).svg U.S. 169 near Henderson
MN-13.svgMN-21.svg MN 13, MN 21 at New Prague
I-35.svg I-35 near Lonsdale, Little Chicago
MN-3.svg MN 3 at Northfield
US 52.svgMN-20.svg U.S. 52, MN 20 at Cannon Falls
East endUS 61.svg U.S. 61 at Red Wing
Location
CountiesLincoln, Lyon, Redwood, Renville, Sibley, Le Sueur, Scott, Rice, Dakota, Goodhue
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways
MN 18MN 20

The route essentially crosses the state of Minnesota, ending at Red Wing, about five miles (8 km) west of the bridge to Wisconsin.

Route descriptionEdit

State Highway 19 serves as an east–west route between Ivanhoe, Marshall, Redwood Falls, New Prague, Northfield, Cannon Falls, and Red Wing in southwest and southeast Minnesota.

Highway 19 parallels U.S. Highway 14 and U.S. Highway 212 for part of its route.

The route passes through the Richard J. Dorer State Forest in Goodhue County.

The Rush River State Wayside Park is located on Highway 19 in Sibley County. The park is located west of Henderson.

HistoryEdit

State Highway 19 was authorized in 1933.

The last section of Highway 19 to be paved was in the mid-1950s, east of New Prague.

The stretch of Highway 19 between Red Wing and Gaylord was established as the Colvill Memorial Highway in 1931,[3] and is still known by that name today.[4] It is named in honor of Colonel William J. Colvill, who led the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry in the Battle of Gettysburg.[5]

A new interchange was constructed in 2002 at the junction of Highway 19 and U.S. Highway 169 near Henderson.

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[2]kmDestinationsNotes
LincolnHendricks Township0.0000.000  SD 30 west – WhiteContinuation into South Dakota
2.3313.751   MN 271 north / CSAH 1 – Hendricks
Ivanhoe10.39516.729  US 75 – Lake Benton, Canby
LyonMarshall34.78655.983    US 59 / MN 68 westWestern end of MN 68 overlap
36.472–
36.487
58.696–
58.720
  MN 23 – Pipestone, Granite Falls
RedwoodWestline Township46.59674.989  MN 68 east – MilroyEastern end of MN 68 overlap
Yellow MedicineRedwood
county line
EchoVesta
township line
57.36092.312  MN 67 west – Echo, Granite FallsWestern end of MN 67 overlap
RedwoodRedwood Falls72.087116.013   US 71 / MN 67Eastern end of MN 67 overlap; western end of US 71 overlap
Minnesota River78.232–
78.302
125.902–
126.015
US 71 Bridge[6]
RenvilleMorton78.498126.330  US 71 – OliviaEastern end of US 71 overlap
Fairfax92.983149.642  MN 4 – Sleepy Eye, Hector
SibleyWinthrop109.722176.580  MN 15 – New Ulm, Hutchinson
Gaylord117.411188.955  MN 5 west,   MN 22 north – GlencoeWestern end of MN 5/MN 22 overlap
  MN 22Eastern end of MN 22 overlap
118.772191.145  MN 5Eastern end of MN 5 overlap
Henderson134.078215.778  MN 93
Minnesota River134.387–
134.479
216.275–
216.423
Highway 19 Bridge
ScottLe Sueur
county line
137.727221.650  US 169 – Mankato, MinneapolisInterchange
New Prague150.832242.741   MN 13 / MN 21Western end of MN 13 overlap
154.886–
154.892
249.265–
249.275
  MN 13 – Prior Lake, SavageEastern end of MN 13 overlap
RiceWebster Township169.335–
169.438
272.518–
272.684
  I-35 – Minneapolis, St. Paul, FaribaultI-35 exit 69; interchange.
Northfield176.202283.570  MN 3 – FaribaultSouth end of MN 3 overlap
176.466283.994  MN 3North end of MN 3 overlap
GoodhueStanton Township184.328296.647  MN 56 – KenyonSouth end of MN 56 overlap
185.331298.261  MN 56 – HamptonNorth end of MN 56 overlap
Cannon Falls190.478306.545  US 52 – Rochester, St. PaulInterchange
191.108307.559   MN 20 / CSAH 20
Red Wing207.572334.055  US 61 – Red Wing, Hastings
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Riner, Steve. "Details of Routes 1-25". The Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page. Archived from the original on 2006-12-30. Retrieved 2007-02-24.
  2. ^ a b "Statewide Trunk Logpoint Listing" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 14, 2012. Retrieved December 24, 2011.
  3. ^ "Colvill Memorial Highway". October 22, 1931. Archived from the original on February 13, 2007. Retrieved 2008-11-12.
  4. ^ "Minnesota Statutes 161.14: Names and Designations of Certain Highways". Retrieved 2008-11-12.
  5. ^ "North Star Highways: Named Highway Route Log". Retrieved 2008-11-12.
  6. ^ Weeks III, John A (2008). "US-71 Bridge (Main Channel)". Highways, Byways, and Bridge Photography. Retrieved October 5, 2010.

External linksEdit

Route map:

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