List of state routes in Nevada prior to 1976

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Nevada State Routes prior to 1976
State Route 1 marker
Modern route marker for State Route 1
System information
Formed: 1917
Highway names
State: State Route X (SR X)
System links
  • Highways in Nevada
This article is part of the
highway renumbering series.
Alabama 1957
Arkansas 1926
California 1964
Colorado 1968
Connecticut 1932; 1963
Florida 1945
Indiana 1926
Iowa 1969
Louisiana 1955
Maine 1933
Massachusetts 1933
Minnesota 1934
Missouri 1926
Montana 1932
Nebraska 1926
Nevada 1976
New Jersey 1927; 1953
New Mexico 1988
New York 1927, 1930
North Carolina 1934;1937;1940
Ohio 1923; 1927; 1962
South Carolina 1928; 1937
Texas 1939
Utah 1962; 1977
Virginia 1928; 1933; 1940
Washington 1964
Wisconsin 1926
Wyoming 1927

Nevada's original State Routes were developed beginning in 1917 upon the creation of the Nevada Department of Highways. Route numbers were not assigned according to any particular numbering system, and sequential numbers were often scattered throughout the state. For example, while State Routes 27 and 28 were designated along highways near Lake Tahoe in northwestern Nevada, State Route 29 connected to Death Valley in central Nevada and State Route 30 was connected to Utah in northeastern Nevada. Additionally, several suffixed highways, branching from the original parent route, were also designated. The numbering of state routes was designated in state laws by the Nevada Legislature (codified in the Nevada Revised Statutes in later years); this had the side effect of many routes not being fully owned or maintained by the state.

During the 1976 renumbering of Nevada's state highway system, the majority of Nevada's two-digit routes were eliminated. Most of the old two-digit routes were reassigned to one or more of the new three-digit highway numbers (State Routes 28, 88, and 140 were the only routes to permanently keep their pre-1976 numbers). Other routes were immediately eliminated from the state highway system, while a select few retained their pre-1976 numbers on official state maps into the 1980s only to be later reassigned or decommissioned. Prior designated routes that were not maintained by the highway department were removed from the state highway system, and routes were no longer legally defined in state law.


Note: Links below either lead to an article about the route or redirect to an article about the route that replaced it.

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