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Photo: US 219 northbound in Rich Creek (photo by Mapmikey 3/10/07)
From: Rich Creek (Giles County)
To: West Virginia State Line, near Rich Creek (Giles County)
Total Length: 1.73 miles  
Nationally, US 219 runs from Rich Creek to I-90 Lackawanna, NY
ROUTE LOG
US 460: 0 - 0
WV STATE LINE: 1.73 - 1.73

Creation: US 219 appeared in Virginia in 1934, replacing VA 124 from Petersburg, WV to Rich Creek and VA 8 from Rich Creek to the West Virginia Line at Glen Lynn.

1933 Official
VA 8 and VA 124
1933 Official
1937 Official
US 219 appears
1937 Official

Adjustments: In 1947, US 460 was added to US 219 from Rich Creek westward.
About 1967, US 219 south was truncated to US 460 (now SR 806) in Rich Creek. The old route west of Rich Creek is SR 806 then abandoned roadway then SR 1308 in Glen Lyn.
In Nov 1975 (CTB), US 460 was removed from central Rich Creek onto its multilane routing through the area, and thus US 219 was extended west along SR 806 across the actual Rich Creek then south as newly constructed road to meet US 460.

1966 Virginia Official
US 219 still with US 460
1966 Virginia Official
1967 Virginia Official
US 219 removed from US 460
1967 Virginia Official

Improvements:  paved upon designation; multilaned on Virginia St with its re-extension in 1975.
Posted:  Fully posted
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names: None
Other names:  Federal St, Virginia St, Island St
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comments: US 219 is currently the 3rd shortest US route in Virginia behind US 11E and US 11W.
Given its lentgh there is not much to discuss - the ride is over before you blink, but it does cross the only bridge I've seen with 2 different shielded date plates (last entry at this link).
Despite being truncated in the 1960s, the BGS on the West Virginia Turnpike still had US 219 shields as late as 1982.


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