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M-41 (Michigan highway)

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M-41 marker

1919 map of West Michigan showing M-41
Route information
Length: 38.1 mi[2] (61.3 km)
Existed: c. July 1, 1919[1] – c. November 11, 1926[3]
Major junctions
South end: M-24 in Holton
North end: M-11 in Hart
Counties: Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana
Highway system
US 41 M-42

M-41 was the designation of a former state trunkline highway in the Lower Peninsula of the US state of Michigan that began near Holton and ran north- and northwest-ward, ending at Hart. The highway was created by 1919 and lasted until 1926. The designation has not been reused since.

Route description[edit]

M-41 followed the present day route of M-120 between Holton and Hesperia. The roadway ran northeast to the MuskegonNewaygo county line. The highway turned north along the county line to the tri-point between Muskegon, Newaygo and Oceana counties. From there, M-41 followed the Oceana–Newaygo county line north to Hesperia. There it turned west to Ferry and then northwest to Hart.[1]


When the state highway system was first signed in 1919,[4] M-41 was designated between Holton and Hart.[1] After the creation of the United States Numbered Highway System on November 11, 1926,[5] and the designation of U.S. Highway 41 in the Upper Peninsula,[6] the Michigan State Highway Department renumbered the state highways that had numbers that duplicated the then-new US Highways. In the process, the M-41 designation was decommissioned. the southern half became part of a newly designated M-20. The northern half was made part of M-82.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Muskegon Holton 0.0 0.0 M-24 – Muskegon, Big Rapids
No major junctions
Oceana Hart 38.1 61.3 M-11 – Muskegon, Ludington
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Michigan State Highway Department (July 1, 1919). State of Michigan (Map). Scale not given. Lansing: Michigan State Highway Department. Lower Peninsula sheet. OCLC 15607244. Retrieved December 18, 2016 – via Archives of Michigan. 
  2. ^ a b Google (February 22, 2012). "Overview Map of Former M-41" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Michigan State Highway Department (December 1, 1926). Official Highway Condition Map (Map). [c. 1:823,680]. Lansing: Michigan State Highway Department. 
  4. ^ "Michigan May Do Well Following Wisconsin's Road Marking System". The Grand Rapids Press. September 20, 1919. p. 10. OCLC 9975013. 
  5. ^ McNichol, Dan (2006). The Roads that Built America: The Incredible Story of the US Interstate System. New York: Sterling. p. 74. ISBN 1-4027-3468-9. 
  6. ^ Bureau of Public Roads & American Association of State Highway Officials (November 11, 1926). United States System of Highways Adopted for Uniform Marking by the American Association of State Highway Officials (Map). 1:7,000,000. Washington, DC: U.S. Geological Survey. OCLC 32889555. Retrieved November 7, 2013 – via Wikimedia Commons. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

KML is from Wikidata
  • M-41 at Michigan Highways