New York State Route 72

New York State Route 72

NYS Route 72 marker

NYS Route 72

Map of St. Lawrence County and vicinity with NY 72 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NYSDOT
Length: 15.36 mi[2] (24.72 km)
Existed: 1930[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: NY 56 near Potsdam village
East end: NY 11B in Hopkinton
Location
Counties: St. Lawrence
Highway system

Numbered highways in New York
Interstate • U.S. • N.Y. (former) • Reference • County

NY 71 NY 73

New York State Route 72 (NY 72) is a state highway in the North Country of New York in the United States. The road is an east–west highway located entirely within the eastern part of St. Lawrence County. The western terminus of NY 72 is at an intersection with NY 56 in the town of Potsdam, south of the village of Potsdam. Its eastern terminus is at a junction with NY 11B west of the community of Hopkinton in the town of Hopkinton.

The NY 72 designation dates back to 1930; however, the route initially followed an entirely different alignment from Potsdam to Hopkinton and was much longer than it is now, extending as far east as Brighton, Franklin County. It was shifted onto its present routing by the 1940s and truncated to its current length in the 1970s.

Contents

Route description

NY 72 begins at an intersection with NY 56 southwest of the Potsdam village limits in the town of the same name in northern St. Lawrence County. The route heads southeast on a line to Stafford Corners, a small hamlet located on the Potsdam-Parishville, then turns east to serve the hamlets of Parishville Center, located at the junction of NY 72 and Ashton/Sinclair Roads,[3] and Parishville, located on the west branch of the St. Regis River. Within Parishville, NY 72, named Main Street, crosses over the river and intersects the southern end of County Route 47, a connector leading to U.S. Route 11 and NY 11C 10 miles (16 km) to the north.[4][5]

East of the hamlet of Parishville, NY 72 turns to the northeast and proceeds on a linear alignment through the towns of Parishville and Hopkinton toward the hamlet of Hopkinton in the northeast corner of the town of the same name.[4] Upon reaching the community, the route terminates at NY 11B, the primary east–west route through the hamlet.[6]

History

The primary east–west roadway connecting Potsdam to Brighton via Southville, Hopkinton, and Saint Regis Falls (modern NY 11B and NY 458) was originally designated as part of NY 2A from Potsdam to Nicholville and as part of NY 56 from Nicholville to Brighton in the mid-1920s. NY 56 initially continued northwestward from Nicholville to Massena by way of Lawrenceville, North Lawrence, and Winthrop.[7][8] When NY 2 was redesignated as U.S. Route 11 in 1927, the NY 2A designation was eliminated and replaced with a rerouted NY 56 from Potsdam to Nicholville.[9] NY 56 was truncated to end in Potsdam as part of the change.[10] In the 1930 renumbering of state highways in New York, NY 56 was renumbered to NY 72[1] while an alternate routing of NY 72 between Potsdam and Hopkinton via Parishville was assigned NY 72A.[11]

When NY 11B was assigned in the renumbering, it was simply a north–south connector between Nicholville and Lawrenceville.[1] By the following year, NY 11B was extended west from Nicholville to Potsdam, creating a lengthy overlap with NY 72 between the two locations.[12] The length of the concurrency was significantly reduced in the early 1940s when NY 72 was rerouted to follow NY 72A between Potsdam and Hopkinton.[13][14] The overlap was eliminated ca. 1973 when NY 72 was truncated to the west end of its overlap with NY 11B. The portion of former NY 72 southeast of Nicholville became NY 458.[15][16]

Major intersections

The entire route is in St. Lawrence County.

Location Mile[2] Destinations Notes
Town of Potsdam 0.00 NY 56
Parishville 8.59 CR 47 Hamlet of Parishville
Hopkinton 15.36 NY 11B Hamlet of Hopkinton
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

NY-blank (cutout).svg New York Roads portal
  1. ^ a b c Dickinson, Leon A. (January 12, 1930). "New Signs for State Highways". The New York Times: p. 136. 
  2. ^ a b "2008 Traffic Volume Report for New York State" (PDF). New York State Department of Transportation. June 16, 2009. p. 130. https://www.nysdot.gov/divisions/engineering/technical-services/hds-respository/NYSDOT%20TVR%202008%20by%20Route.pdf. Retrieved January 31, 2010. 
  3. ^ United States Geological Survey (1964). Potsdam Quadrangle - New York - St. Lawrence Co. (Map). 1 : 24,000. 7.5 Minute Series (Topographic). http://www.nysgis.state.ny.us/gisdata/quads/drg24/usgspreview/index.cfm?code=o44074f8. Retrieved February 17, 2008. 
  4. ^ a b United States Geological Survey (1980). Parishville Quadrangle - New York - St. Lawrence Co. (Map). 1 : 24,000. 7.5 Minute Series (Topographic). http://www.nysgis.state.ny.us/gisdata/quads/drg24/usgspreview/index.cfm?code=o44074f7. Retrieved February 17, 2008. 
  5. ^ Google, Inc. Google Maps – Parishville, New York (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=18392990435031089086,44.629436,-74.812059&saddr=RT-72+%4044.629436,+-74.812059&daddr=44.759594,-74.832129&mra=mi&mrsp=1,0&sz=15&sll=44.754932,-74.824018&sspn=0.021759,0.057335&ie=UTF8&ll=44.704046,-74.818268&spn=0.174228,0.458679&z=12. Retrieved February 17, 2008. 
  6. ^ Google, Inc. Google Maps – Hopkinton, New York (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=hopkinton,+ny&ie=UTF8&ll=44.689647,-74.70407&spn=0.021784,0.057335&z=15. Retrieved February 17, 2008. 
  7. ^ "New York's Main Highways Designated by Numbers". The New York Times: p. XX9. December 21, 1924. 
  8. ^ State of New York Department of Public Works (1926). Official Map Showing State Highways and other important roads (Map). Cartography by Rand McNally and Company. 
  9. ^ Automobile Blue Book. 1 (1927 ed.). Chicago: Automobile Blue Book, Inc. 1927.  This edition shows U.S. Routes as they were first officially signed in 1927.
  10. ^ Standard Oil Company of New York (1929). New York in Soconyland (Map). Cartography by General Drafting. 
  11. ^ Automobile Legal Association (ALA) Automobile Green Book, 1930–31 and 1931–32 editions, (Scarborough Motor Guide Co., Boston, 1930 and 1931). The 1930–31 edition shows New York state routes prior to the 1930 renumbering
  12. ^ Kendall Refining Company (1931). New York (Map). Cartography by H.M. Gousha Company. 
  13. ^ Gulf Oil Company (1940). New York Info-Map (Map). Cartography by Rand McNally and Company. 
  14. ^ Esso (1942). New York with Pictorial Guide (Map). Cartography by General Drafting. 
  15. ^ Gulf Oil Company (1972). New York and New Jersey Tourgide Map (Map). Cartography by Rand McNally and Company (1972 ed.). 
  16. ^ Shell Oil Company (1973). New York (Map). Cartography by H.M. Gousha Company (1973 ed.). 

External links


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • New York State Route 62 — may refer to: New York State Route 62 (1920s–1930) in Allegany, Wyoming, Genesee, and Orleans Counties New York State Route 62 (1930–1932) in Cattaraugus and Erie Counties U.S. Route 62 in New York, the only route numbered 62 in New York since ca …   Wikipedia

  • New York State Route 2A — may refer to: New York State Route 2A (mid 1920s–1927) in St. Lawrence County New York State Route 2A (1930–1939) in the Finger Lakes region New York State Route 2A (1939 – early 1940s) in Seneca County This article includes a list of roads,… …   Wikipedia

  • New York State Route 11 — may refer to: New York State Route 11 (1924–1927) in Central New York U.S. Route 11 (New York), the only route numbered 11 in New York since 1926 This article includes a list of roads, streets, highways, or other routes that are associated with… …   Wikipedia

  • New York State Route 20 — may refer to: New York State Route 20 (1924–1927) in Central New York U.S. Route 20 (New York) U.S. Route 20A (New York) This article includes a list of roads, streets, highways, or other routes that are associated with the same title. If an …   Wikipedia

  • New York State Route 4 — may refer to: New York State Route 4 (1924–1927) in the Finger Lakes region U.S. Route 4 in New York, the only route numbered 4 in New York since 1926 This article includes a list of roads, streets, highways, or other routes that are associated… …   Wikipedia

  • New York State Route 3C — may refer to: New York State Route 3C (1930–1932) in Cayuga, Oswego, and Jefferson Counties New York State Route 3C (1932–1935) in Monroe County This article includes a list of roads, streets, highways, or other routes that are associated with… …   Wikipedia

  • New York State Route 3E — may refer to: New York State Route 3E (1930–1932) in Wayne, Cayuga, and western Oswego Counties New York State Route 3E (1932–1935) in central Oswego County This article includes a list of roads, streets, highways, or other routes that are… …   Wikipedia

  • New York State Route 3B — may refer to: New York State Route 3B (1930–1932) in Orleans and Monroe Counties New York State Route 3B (1932–1935) in Niagara and Orleans Counties This article includes a list of roads, streets, highways, or other routes that are associated… …   Wikipedia

  • New York State Route 3D — may refer to: New York State Route 3D (1931–1932) in central Oswego County New York State Route 3D (1932–1935) in Cayuga, Oswego, and Jefferson Counties This article includes a list of roads, streets, highways, or other routes that are associated …   Wikipedia

  • New York State Route 3F — may refer to: New York State Route 3F (1931–1932) in Jefferson County New York State Route 3F (1932–1935) in Wayne, Cayuga, and Oswego Counties This article includes a list of roads, streets, highways, or other routes that are associated with the …   Wikipedia

  • New York State Route 9C — may refer to: New York State Route 9C (1920s–1930) in the Capital District New York State Route 9C (1930 – early 1930s) in the Lower Hudson Valley This article includes a list of roads, streets, highways, or other routes that are associated with… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”