I Love US 19 FL, an entertaining new website, created to establish a sense of community to one of the largest corridors of businesses in the State. With the objective to “Interact-Communicate-Connect” the community of businesses along this corridor. It provides both a fascinating historical perspective along with what is happening now in the area. It highlights a multitude of business offerings, support, and advertising opportunities to the community.
Servicing businesses alongside US Hwy 19 and US Alternate 19.
History behind US 19
US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater (Countryside) September 1984
US 19 runs 264 miles (425 km) along Florida’s west coast from an interchange with US 41 in Memphis, Florida, south of St. Petersburg, and continues to the Georgia border north of Monticello, Florida. US 19 remains independent of I-75, even as the routes converge in the Tampa Bay Area. The route is co-signed with I-275 over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, a cable-stayed bridge over the mouth of Tampa Bay, US 98 between Chassahowitzka and Perry, US 27 Alt. between Chiefland and Perry, andUS 27 between and Perry and Capps.
For our neighbors to the north, US 19 has a long history in Georgia as well
From the north side of the state, the first town it passes through is Blairsville. After about 37 miles (60 km) of extremely curvy road, it arrives in Dahlonega, where it becomes concurrent with SR 400. Prior to the realignment to become concurrent with SR 400, US 19 was what is now known as SR 9; traveling through the town centers of Dawsonville, Cumming, Alpharetta, and Roswell. Most of this section (US 19/SR 400) is a limited access highway with 2 lanes in each direction, becoming 4-lanes in each direction as the highway travels through the northern suburbs of Atlanta.
At the junction with I-285’s north side, it once again switches to become concurrent with SR 9 (Roswell Road), about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) west. It follows Roswell Road south through the city of Sandy Springs and enters Atlanta from the north side of the city. After several miles, it intersects with SR 141 in Buckhead. This is also where Roswell Road ends and becomes Peachtree Street. After continuing south on Peachtree Street, it becomes Spring Street in Midtown. It turns west onto 14th Street for a few miles and then turns south again and becomes concurrent with US 41 through Downtown Atlanta and Metropolitan Parkway (formerly Stewart Avenue) through the south side of the city.