About TN Highways Annex


The Tennessee Highways Annex Page is the result of original research by Mapmikey.

Sources used:

Official State Highway Maps
Personal Collection: 1943, 1964, 1971, 1972-73, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1993, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2014, 2017
TDOT website: 2019
Tennessee State Archives: 1926, 1932, 1940, misc county maps 1920s-60s
Univ of Alabama: 1938, 1940, 1951
AASHO Database: Released in 2020, this is an invaluable assembly of documents related to US routes and Interstates for all of the US. Access it here. Some official maps are available in these documents: 1929, 1930, 1933, 1934, 1937, 1946

Route shields for the route log pages come from ShieldsUp! by David Kendrick

Official County Highway Maps
National Archives Enumeration District Maps (search for the specific county, then select 'maps and charts'): 1937 (from 1940 census); 1949 (from 1950 census)
Vintage Aerials has county maps from 1970s-1990s. Select a county then search entire archive

Other Maps:
Rand McNally: 1922, 1929, 1961; 1927, 1939, 1940 were available at David Rumsey's site
Clasons: 1927, 1930

Other Resources
AASHO database has numerous documents regarding changes and issues involving the US and Interstate routes in Tennessee.
Uglybridges.com (2011 archive)
Tennessee Annual Highway Reports: most years up through 1962. Route logs are contained in a lot of these.
wikipedia: information about Appalachian Highway Corridors

Also, thanks to individuals who provided information. Credit was given where it was used in the website.

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Page last modified 4 May 2023