Arkansas Highway 19

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Highway 19 marker

Highway 19
Route information
Maintained by AHTD
Existed: 1926 – present
Section 1
Length: 18.05 mi[1] (29.05 km)
South end: LA 159 at the Louisiana state line
North end: US 79B in Magnolia
Section 2
Length: 24.73 mi[1] (39.80 km)
South end: US 371 / AR 24 in Prescott
North end: Narrows Dam at Lake Greeson
Location
Counties: Columbia, Nevada, Pike
Highway system
AR 18 AR 20

Arkansas Highway 19 (AR 19 and Hwy. 19) is a designation for two state highway in South Arkansas. The first route of 18.05 miles (29.05 km) runs from Louisiana Highway 159 (LA 159) north to U.S. Route 79B (US 79B) in Magnolia.[2] A second segment runs 24.73 miles (39.80 km) north from US Route 371/Arkansas Highway 24 (US 371/AR 24) across Interstate 30 (I-30) to Narrows Dam at Lake Greeson.[3][4]

Route description[edit]

Louisiana to Magnolia[edit]

The route begins at the Louisiana state line at Louisiana Highway 159 and runs north to serve as the western terminus for Highway 98 at Walkerville and later the eastern terminus of Highway 160 at Macedonia.[2] The route continues northeast into Magnolia, where the route terminates at US Route 79B.

Prescott to Lake Greeson[edit]

Highway 19 begins in Prescott at US 371/AR 24 in the northwest corner of town and runs northwest to meet Highway 200, which is a frontage road for Interstate 30. After the I-30 interchange, Highway 19 continues north to a brief overlap with Highway 29 entering Pike County.[3] The overlap ends with Highway 29 running to Antoine and Highway 19 continuing to Delight. In Delight, the route begins a westbound overlap with Highway 26 for approximately 12 miles (19 km) to Murfreesboro. In Murfreesboro, Highway 19 splits and runs north to give access to the Greeson Wildlife Management Area, Riverside Use Area, and Narrows Dam Use Area. The highway terminates at Beacon Hill Road very near the Narrows Dam, which impounds the Little Missouri River to create Lake Greeson.[4]

History[edit]

Arkansas 19 1926.svg

Highway 19 was one of the original state highways, designated in 1926.[5] The route began at the Louisiana state line and ran north along its current alignment to Magnolia. Upon designation, the highway continued north to Prescott via Waldo and Rosston, roughly along today's alignment of US 371 between the communities. In Prescott, the route began a short overlap with Highway 24 to the northwest before splitting and terminating at Highway 26 in Delight.[5] By 1929, Highway 19 was truncated to Highway 26 in Prescott and between May 1934 and April 1935, Highway 19 was replaced by US 79 from Louisiana to Magnolia.[6][7] Between 1938 and 1939, the northern terminus was extended north to its original terminus in Prescott, and the southern terminus was extended along the route's current alignment to the Louisiana state line along the former Highway 3.[8][9]

Upon completion of the Narrows Dam in 1951, a paved road was built to the structure from Murfreesboro, but was not initially designated a state highway.[10] By 1953, the road had received the Highway 19 designation it carries today.[11] It is the fact that Highway 26 formerly served as a northern terminus that possibly explains why Highway 26, not Highway 19, is the primary route from Delight to Murfreesboro despite being a lower number.

Major intersections[edit]

Mile markers reset at concurrencies.

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Columbia   0.00 0.00 LA 159 south – Shongaloo, Minden Louisiana state line
Walkerville 5.22 8.40 AR 98 east – Emerson
Macedonia 11.20 18.02 AR 160 west – Taylor
Magnolia 18.05 29.05 US 79B (Jackson Avenue) to US 79
Gap in route
Nevada Prescott 0.00 0.00 US 371 (West Main Street / Greenlawn Street)
1.60 2.57 AR 200 west
  1.80 2.90 I-30 – Texarkana, Little Rock I-30 exit 46
  8.58 13.81 AR 29 south – Blevins south end of AR 29 overlap
Pike   13.97 22.48 AR 29 north – Antoine north end of AR 29 overlap
  14.79 23.80 AR 301
Delight 18.44 29.68 AR 26 east – Antoine south end of AR 26 overlap
AR 195 south – Pisgah
  AR 379 north
Murfreesboro AR 27 north to US 70 – Kirby south end of AR 27 overlap
0.00 0.00 AR 26 west / AR 27 south (North Washington Street) – Nashville, Crater of Diamonds State Park north end of AR 26 / AR 27 overlap
West 13th Street - Nathan
  Dynamite Hill Road - Lake Greeson
  6.29 10.12 Beacon Hill Road - Narrows Dam
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

Arkansas portal U.S. Roads portal

References[edit]

Route map: Bing

  1. ^ a b c Planning and Research Division (2010). "Arkansas Road Log Database" (Database). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Archived from the original on 23 June 2011. Retrieved June 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b General Highway Map, Columbia County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. February 14, 2008. Retrieved January 10, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b General Highway Map, Nevada County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. December 22, 2011. Retrieved January 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b General Highway Map, Pike County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. November 15, 2011. Retrieved January 10, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Map of State of Arkansas showing System of State Highways (TIFF) (Map) (1926 ed.). Little Rock, Arkansas: [Arkansas] State Highway Commission. Retrieved January 10, 2012. 
  6. ^ Official Highway Service Map (TIFF) (Map). Little Rock, Arkansas: Arkansas State Highway Commission. May 1934. Retrieved January 10, 2012. 
  7. ^ Official Highway Service Map (TIFF) (Map). Little Rock, Arkansas: Arkansas State Highway Commission. April 1935. Retrieved January 10, 2012. 
  8. ^ Official Highway Service Map (TIFF) (Map) (1938 ed.). Little Rock, Arkansas: Arkansas State Highway Commission. Retrieved January 10, 2012. 
  9. ^ Official Highway Map (TIFF) (Map) (1938 ed.). Little Rock, Arkansas: Arkansas State Highway Commission. Retrieved January 10, 2012. 
  10. ^ Official Highway Map of Arkansas (TIFF) (Map). Cartography by Beckett, M. L. Little Rock, Arkansas: Arkansas State Highway Commission. March 1951. Retrieved January 10, 2012. 
  11. ^ Official Highway Map of Arkansas (TIFF) (Map) (1953 ed.). Cartography by Beckett, M. L. Little Rock, Arkansas: Arkansas State Highway Commission. Retrieved January 10, 2012.