US 17-1
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Nottoway River Bridge
Photo: US 17-1 used this bridge over the Nottoway River for most of its existence (photo by Mapmikey 1/31/06)
US 17-1  not currently assigned
Previous US 17-1's:

1932 ROUTE LOG
NC STATE LINE: 0 - 0 VA 509: 9.35 - 9.35
US 58, VA 12: 1.54 - 10.89
Sussex-Greensville Line: 5.88 - 16.77
VA 538: 3.31 - 20.08
VA 48 EB: 10.21 - 30.29
VA 48 WB: 0.50 - 30.79
Prince George-Sussex Line: 3.28 - 34.07
VA 24 END, VA 35 SB: 6.70 - 40.77
Petersburg-Prince George Line: 9.90 - 50.67
US 1, VA 10, VA 31, VA 35 END: 1.50 - 52.17

US 17-1: Appeared in late 1926 as an original US Highway. It was added to all of VA 24 from NC through Emporia, Jarratt, Stony Creek and Carson, then added to VA 35 from the Templeton area to end at US 1/VA 10-31 in Petersburg.
US 17-1 had initially been in the 1925 plan as US 15 and the 1926 VDOT Official actually showed it as US 15.
Specifically, it followed today's US 301 from NC to Emporia. Then it used Halifax St north of today's US 58 Business, a bit of US 301, then SR 616 through Moonlight. US 17-1 then followed SR 609 into Sussex County. After a bit of US 301, US 17-1 then used SR 646 (with a bit of VA 139) through Jarratt. After more US 301, US 17-1 used SR 640 northeast to SR 659 (old VA 40) then west back to modern 301 over mostly non-road today.
US 17-1 used VA 40 business in Stony Creek, then SR 618 into Dinwiddie County and on to Carson. US 17-1 then picked up SR 604, then SR 621, then SR 605 which before I-95 used to connect to US 301 at Millpond Rd. US 17-1 then used US 301 and 301 ALT into Petersburg, where the route ended at Sycamore and Washington.
In late 1928, US 17-1 was moved onto US 301's modern route (excluding parts affected by I-95 at overpasses/interchanges). This removed the highway entirely from Dinwiddie County.
US 17-1 was shown on the June 1932 VDOT County maps, but not long after that it was renumbered as US 301.
US 17-1 is the only major hyphenated US Route (I have found a US 29A-1 on a 1944 Cabarrus County, NC map but it was under 2 miles long).
US 17-1 is an odd choice for a designation. It could have been US 317 or they could've extendeded US 217 from Wilson to Weldon and over to Virginia Beach (instead of US 117) and had US 117 run from Wilmington to Petersburg.
US 15
US 15 proposed routing.
US 17-1 (1927 Official)
US 17-1 assigned
US 17-1 (1929 Official)
US 17-1 removed
from Dinwiddie County
US 301 (1933 Official)
US 17-1 replaced by US 301

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