States traversed: Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida
US Route 19 runs from Erie, Pennsylvania, to the Tampa Bay area in Florida. It heads southerly from Erie, Pennsylvania, along the Interstate 79 corridor through western Pennsylvania, and it nudges its way westward repeatedly along its overall southern trajectory, until it's on another north-south alignment, through Atlanta and along Gulf Coast of Florida's peninsula. In Pennsylvania, US Route 19 begins at US Route 20 in Erie, and it runs south through Pittsburgh alongside Interstate 79's overall pathing. In West Virginia, US Route 19 passes through Morgantown and continues following alongside Interstate 79, until Interstate 79 diverts west to Charleston. US Route 19 does its own thing after that, providing the most direct connection between Morgantown and Beckley, where US Route 19 begins to follow alongside Interstate 77 for a while. At Princeton, West Virginia, along the state's southern border, US Route 19 jerks southwesterly toward Abington and Bristol in Virginia. At Bristol, US Route 19 heads south along the Interstate 26 corridor until Asheville, North Carolina, where it diverts southwesterly again. In the very southwestern corner of North Carolina, US Route 19 enters Georgia, bound for Atlanta. In Atlanta, US Route 19 begins to follow a north-south corridor, the next one west of Interstate 75, through the rest of Georgia and into Florida. US Route 19 crosses the eastern extent of the Florida panhandle, where it meets the peninsula, and follows the western shores of the peninsula along the Gulf Coast. Right after passing through St. Petersburg, Florida, US Route 19 joins Interstate 275 across the Sunshine Skyway Bridge across Tampa Bay. It only does so in order to merge into US Route 41 in Palmetto, Florida, right on the south end of the bridge.
My photo for US Route 19 comes from the west side of Morgantown, West Virginia. In Morgantown, the overall layout has US Route 119 running north-south through town, whereas US Route 19 runs east-west. In this photo, US Route 19 is heading eastward into the background, and West Virginia Route 100 is spawned at its southern beginning. This photo was taken late in the day, so sign assemblies facing west like this one would create a situation with favorable lighting. I was on the way home from the Virginia trip of April 2021, when taking this photo. US Route 119 and downtown Morgantown lie just to the east, into the photo's background. Back to the nationwide main page. Back to the home page.