Minnesota State Highway 19
is a highway
in southwest and southeast Minnesota
, which runs from South Dakota Highway 30
at the South Dakota
border (near Ivanhoe, Minn.
) and continues east to its eastern terminus at U.S. Highway 61
in Red Wing
The route essentially crosses the state of Minnesota, ending at Red Wing, about five miles west of the bridge to Wisconsin.
Minnesota Highway 19 is 198-miles in length and passes through the communities of:
Minnesota Highway 19 serves as an east-west arterial route between Red Wing
, Cannon Falls
, New Prague
, Redwood Falls
, and Ivanhoe
in southwest and southeast Minnesota.
Minnesota Highway 19 passes through the counties of:
Minnesota Highway 19 parallels U.S. Highway 14 and U.S. Highway 212 for part of its route.
Highway 19 passes through the Richard J. Dorer State Forest in Goodhue County.
The Rush River State Wayside Park is located on Highway 19 in Sibley County. The park is located immediately west of Henderson and southwest of Belle Plaine.
The eastern terminus for Minnesota 19 is its intersection with U.S. Highway 61
in Red Wing
in southeast Minnesota.
The western terminus for Minnesota 19 is at the South Dakota border (near Ivanhoe, Minn.), where it becomes South Dakota Highway 30 upon crossing the state line.
Highway 19 was authorized in 1933
The last section of Highway 19 to be paved was in the mid-1950s, east of New Prague.