Dixie Highway map

If you desire to drive all or any part of the Dixie Highway the link to the map is shown below.

The map can be viewed from any computer by clicking on the link below, however, it is primarily designed to allow you to follow the route of the Dixie Highway as you are driving. The easiest way to do that is with a cell phone or a tablet like an iPad or Galaxy. Just click on the link from your phone/tablet and the map will come up. When it appears, click the small black bullseye in the corner of your screen. That will show your vehicle as a blue dot. Assuming you are on or near to the route, you will see the blue dot and the map route. Then just follow the route and it will take you all the way to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan or Miami, Florida, depending on your direction. Sorry, but this is just a visual aid; no turn-by-turn voice instructions.

Some basic information about the maps:

  • The original Dixie Highway Association existed from 1915 – 1927 (though it technically never disbanded). For all intents and purposes, the Dixie Highway and other named routes were replaced by the U.S. Highway System which came into being in November of 1926. The focus of these maps is primarily on the Dixie Highway during that time period.
  • The purpose of the maps, for the most part, is to identify the various routes so people who choose to drive them are able to do so. Since many original segments no longer exist or are no longer drivable, there are sections of my maps that aren’t actually part of the original DH. It’s simply one of the trade-offs for being able to drive the highway. In some sections I do call out old parts of the road (the red sections you see), and I’m sure there are hundreds of others that can eventually be added.
  • Early highways were notorious for changing their routes, and the Dixie Highway is no exception. Sometimes the changes were along different streets within a single town, different routes between towns, or even different routes through different cities altogether. In some cases I have included multiple routes, in others I may have selected a single route. I will go back and identify additional routings as time permits and as I become aware of them. I have been trying to add source citations as I go. If you click on a segment of the road, information should pop up to indicate the source of that information. There may be sections I have missed, but I will continue to update and fix them.
  • I know a lot about the DH, but there is far more that I don’t know about it. If you would like to provide me with additional information about route alternatives or correct errors I have made, I encourage you to do so. I just have two rules about offering up corrections: 1) play nice…there is no need to be rude when pointing out my mistakes, and 2) cite your sources. If your source is an article in your town’s weekly newspaper (or your uncle Bob) I am going to give it less weight than if you tell me it came from a specific map or trip guide from 1923. I have a lot of maps and tour books from that era that I have drawn from – Kelly Automobile Blue Books, Scarborough Automobile Green Books, Rand McNally and Clason atlases, AAA maps, U.S. Geological Survey map overlays, etc. – as well as access to 10 years of Dixie Highway Magazine and the minutes of the Dixie Highway Association. Even with all of that there are conflicting routes and gaps in information. Sometimes (often) I just made my best guess. If you have ever tried to create a map from a source like the Automobile Blue Book, you’ll understand why. Additional clarification or confirmation is always welcome.

Click Here: Complete Dixie Highway Map