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TN 19 Begin: 0 - 0
US 51 NB, TN 3 NB: 19.1 - 19.1
US 51 SB, TN 3 SB: 1.7 - 20.8
TN 209: 0.9 - 21.7
Haywood-Lauderdale Line: 6.2 - 27.9
TN 180: 2.1 - 30.0
TN 87: 8.7 - 38.7
TN 54: 1.2 - 39.9
US 70 WB, US 79 SB, TN 1 WB: 1.0 - 40.9
US 70 ALT, US 79, TN 76: 2.3 - 43.2
TN 76 SB: 2.3 - 45.5
US 70 EB, US 79 NB, TN 1 EB, TN 76 NB: 0.8 - 46.3
I-40 (exit 60): 3.6 - 49.9
Creation: Appeared in 1923 as an original state route, running from the Mississippi River at Barr southeast through Ripley to end at TN 1 (now TN 54) Brownsville.
Adjustments: In 1925 or 1926, TN 19 west was removed from Barr Rd from Arp to Barr and instead headed west to the Mississippi River at Ashport.
In 1930, TN 19 was given a more direct alignment from Ripley to Brownsville, moving its east endpoint to TN 54. The old route used: Eastend St in Ripley; Old Brownsville Rd; Edward Grove Rd; a little current TN 19, Tibbs Rd into Nutbush; a bit of TN 180; Nunn Rd; Old Highway 19; Dixon Rd (no longer connects to); Key Corner Rd; Lafayette Ave in Brownsville.
Between 1957-60, TN 19 west was rerouted from the ferry that used to connect to AR 120 from Ashport and instead sent further southwest to its current endpoint at the intersection with Four Mile Ln in Golddust.
Between 1982-86, TN 19 was extended east through Brownsville with TN 54 and US 70-79, then south on TN 76 to Mercer Rd, then southeast as new state highway to I-40.
In 1987, TN 19 was given its bypass around the west (by using US 51) and south (new construction) of Ripley. The old route used Lake Dr, a bit of TN 208, abandoned routing at the TN 209 jct; Jackson Ave (split by the town square); Main St; Highland Ave
In 1995, TN 19 was rerouted onto new bypass around the west and south of Brownsville, leaving behind Haralson St; TN 54; Main St and TN 76.
Posting: TN 19 is posted as primary between Ripley and its east exit from the Brownsville Bypass; fully posted on its US 51 and US 70/79 overlays.
The western endpoint is not posted, though it is obvious where the road turns to secondary.
Secret US Route Overlay: None
Comment: TN 19 serves Nutbush TN, famous for being the hometown of Tina Turner.
Page last modified 8 May 2021