M-41 (Michigan)

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M-41 highlighted in red on a modern map
Route information
Maintained by MDOT
Length38.1 mi[1] (61.3 km)
Existedc. July 1, 1919 (c. July 1, 1919)[2]c. November 11, 1926 (c. November 11, 1926)[3]
Major junctions
South end M-24 in Holton
North end M-11 in Hart
CountryUnited States
CountiesMuskegon, Newaygo, Oceana
Highway system

Bus. US 41

M-41 was the designation of a former state trunkline highway in the Lower Peninsula of the US state of Michigan that began near Holton and ran north- and northwest-ward, ending at Hart. The highway was created by 1919 and lasted until 1926. The designation has not been reused since.

Route description

M-41 followed much of the present day route of M-82 between Newaygo and Hart. The roadway ran west from Newaygo before turning north to Fremont. There, M-41 overlapped M-24 westward out of Fremont to the MuskegonNewaygoOceana county tripoint. From there, M-41 followed the Oceana–Newaygo county line north to Hesperia. At Hesperia, M-41 turned west into Oceana County to Ferry and then stair stepped northwesterly to Hart.[4]


1919 map of M-41

When the state highway system was first signed in 1919,[5] M-41 was designated between Holton and Hart.[2] In 1925, the routings of two highways in Newaygo County were realigned. M-24 was extended due west of Fremont to the Muskegon–Newaygo–Oceana county trim-point, where it replaced M-41 southward. M-41 was routed to overlap M-24 eastward to Fremont and then routed along county roads to terminate at M-54 in Newaygo.[6]

After the creation of the United States Numbered Highway System on November 11, 1926,[7] and the designation of U.S. Highway 41 in the Upper Peninsula,[8] the Michigan State Highway Department renumbered the state highways that had numbers that duplicated the then-new US Highways. In the process, the M-41 designation was decommissioned. The M-24 overlap became part of a newly designated M-20, and the rest became M-82.[3]

Major intersections

MuskegonHolton0.00.0 M-24 – Muskegon, Big Rapids
NewaygoNo major intersections
OceanaHart38.161.3 M-11 – Muskegon, Ludington
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Google (February 22, 2012). "Overview Map of Former M-41" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 22, 2012.
  2. ^ a b Michigan State Highway Department (July 1, 1919). State of Michigan (Map). Scale not given. Lansing: Michigan State Highway Department. Lower Peninsula sheet. OCLC 15607244. Retrieved October 17, 2019 – via Michigan History Center.
  3. ^ a b Michigan State Highway Department (December 1, 1926). Official Highway Condition Map (Map). [c. 1:823,680]. Lansing: Michigan State Highway Department.
  4. ^ Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named MSHD26-09
  5. ^ "Michigan May Do Well Following Wisconsin's Road Marking System". The Grand Rapids Press. September 20, 1919. p. 10. OCLC 9975013.
  6. ^ "State News Briefs: White Cloud". The Minden City Herald. August 7, 1925. p. 3. Retrieved January 24, 2024 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ McNichol, Dan (2006). The Roads that Built America: The Incredible Story of the US Interstate System. New York: Sterling. p. 74. ISBN 1-4027-3468-9.
  8. ^ Bureau of Public Roads & American Association of State Highway Officials (November 11, 1926). United States System of Highways Adopted for Uniform Marking by the American Association of State Highway Officials (Map). 1:7,000,000. Washington, DC: U.S. Geological Survey. OCLC 32889555. Retrieved November 7, 2013 – via Wikimedia Commons.

External links

  • M-41 at Michigan Highways