We Bet You Didn’t Know That Arizona Was Home To The Only Metric Highway In The U.S.
Only three countries on Earth – Liberia, Myanmar, and the United States – use the customary unit system of measurement. In the 1980s, there was a nationwide push toward the metric system here in America, and Arizona is still feeling its effects. I-19 is a metric highway in Arizona that runs between Nogales and Tucson, and it’s the only one in the country. What a quirky claim to fame!
Did you know about the metric highway in Arizona? If so, have you ever driven on it? Tell us your thoughts in the comments! Don’t forget to check out our previous article for another quirky find in Arizona.
Address: Interstate 19, I-19, Nogales, AZ, USA
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Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and changed her major twice (psychology, computer science, and finally criminal justice) before taking a leap of faith and dropping out to pursue a career in freelance writing.
Today, Katie writes for the Texas and Arizona pages of OnlyInYourState.com and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee, watching a crime TV show or scary movie.