Minnesota State Highway 19

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Trunk Highway 19 marker

Trunk Highway 19
Route information
Maintained by Mn/DOT
Length: 207.877 mi[2] (334.546 km)
Existed: 1933[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: SD 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 end: US 61.svg U.S. 61 at Red Wing
Location
Counties: Lincoln, Lyon, Redwood, Renville, Sibley, Le Sueur, Scott, Rice, Dakota, Goodhue
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways
MN 18 MN 20

Minnesota State Highway 19 (MN 19) is a 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.

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

Highway 19 is 208 miles (335 km) in length.

Route description[edit]

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.

History[edit]

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 intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[2] km Destinations Notes
Lincoln   0.000 0.000 SD 30 Continuation into South Dakota
Hendricks Township 2.331 3.751 MN 271
Ivanhoe 10.395 16.729 US 75
Lyon Marshall 34.786 55.983 US 59 / MN 68 West end of MN 68 overlap
36.472–
36.487
58.696–
58.720
MN 23
Redwood Westline Township 46.596 74.989 MN 68 East end of MN 68 overlap
RedwoodYellow Medicine
county line
  57.360 92.312 MN 67 West end of MN 67 overlap
Redwood Kintire Township 61.644 99.206 CR 7
Redwood Falls 72.087 116.013 US 71 / MN 67 East end of MN 67 overlap; west end of US 71 overlap
Minnesota River 78.232–
78.302
125.902–
126.015
US 71 Bridge[6]
Renville Morton 78.498 126.330 US 71 East end of US 71 overlap
Fairfax 92.983 149.642 MN 4
Sibley Winthrop 109.722 176.580 MN 15
Gaylord 117.411 188.955 MN 5 west, MN 22 north West end of MN 5/MN 22 overlap
MN 22 East end of MN 22 overlap
118.772 191.145 MN 5 East end of MN 5 overlap
Henderson 134.078 215.778 MN 93
Minnesota River 134.387–
134.479
216.275–
216.423
Highway 19 Bridge
ScottLe Sueur
county line
  137.727 221.650 US 169 Interchange
New Prague 150.832 242.741 MN 13 / MN 21 West end of MN 13 overlap
  154.886–
154.892
249.265–
249.275
MN 13 East end of MN 13 overlap
Rice Webster Township 169.335–
169.438
272.518–
272.684
I-35 Interchange
Northfield 176.202 283.570 MN 3 South end of MN 3 overlap
176.466 283.994 MN 3 North end of MN 3 overlap
Goodhue Stanton Township 184.328 296.647 MN 56 South end of MN 56 overlap
185.331 298.261 MN 56 North end of MN 56 overlap
Cannon Falls 190.478 306.545 US 52
191.108 307.559 MN 20
Red Wing 207.572 334.055 US 61
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  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. Retrieved December 24, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Colvill Memorial Highway". October 22, 1931. Retrieved 2008-11-12. [dead link]
  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.