Ohio State Route 197

State Route 197 (SR 197) is 25.28-mile (40.68 km) east–west state highway in the western part of the U.S. state of Ohio. The western terminus of SR 197 is at a signalized intersection in downtown Celina that marks the junction of U.S. Route 127 (US 127), SR 29 and SR 703. SR 197 has its eastern terminus at SR 198 nearly 2 miles (3.2 km) southeast of the village of Buckland.

State Route 197 marker

State Route 197
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length25.28 mi[1][2] (40.68 km)
Existed1923[3][4]–present
Major junctions
West end US 127 / SR 29 / SR 703 in Celina
  US 33 near Celina
East end SR 198 near Buckland
Location
CountiesMercer, Auglaize
Highway system
SR 196SR 198

Route descriptionEdit

 
SR 197 as Main Street in Buckland

There are no segments of SR 197 that are included as a part of the National Highway System (NHS). The NHS is a network of highways that are identified as being most important for the economy, mobility and defense of the nation.[5]

The western terminus of SR 197 is at a traffic light between U.S. Route 127 (US 127), SR 29 and SR 703. SR 197 heads north concurrent with US 127, until SR 197 turns to the northeast. The route leaves Celina passing through rural Mercer County. In rural Mercer County the road has an intersection with US 33. The highway heads northeast from US 33 towards SR 66. The road has an intersection with SR 66 and afterwards turns towards southeast. The eastern terminus of the highway is that an intersection with SR 198.[6]

HistoryEdit

The SR 197 designation was applied in 1923. It was originally routed along much of its present alignment, from its western terminus in downtown Celina to its junction with SR 66 south of Spencerville.[3][4] SR 197 was extended to the east in 1937, routed along previously county-maintained roadways to its current eastern terminus at SR 198.[7][8]

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[1][2]kmDestinationsNotes
MercerCelina0.000.00    US 127 south (Main Street) / SR 29 / SR 703 (Market Street)Southern end of US 127 concurrency
0.270.43  US 127 north (North Main Street) / West Wayne StreetNorthern end of US 127 concurrency
Center Township6.2710.09  US 33 – St. Marys, Rockford
AuglaizeSalem Township12.3819.92  SR 116
16.6926.86  SR 66 – St. Marys, Spencerville
Moulton Township25.2840.68  SR 198 / Wapakoneta-Buckland Road
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b Ohio Department of Transportation. "Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams: SR 197, Mercer County" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-05-02.
  2. ^ a b Ohio Department of Transportation. "Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams: SR 197, Auglaize County" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-05-02.
  3. ^ a b Map of Ohio State Highways (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by ODHPW. Ohio Department of Highways and Public Works. April 1922. Retrieved 2011-05-04.
  4. ^ a b Map of Ohio Showing State Routes (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by ODHPW. Ohio Department of Highways and Public Works. July 1923. Retrieved 2011-05-04.
  5. ^ National Highway System: Ohio (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. December 2003. Retrieved 2011-05-02.
  6. ^ Microsoft; Nokia (April 4, 2012). "Overview of SR 197 in Ohio" (Map). Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved April 4, 2012.
  7. ^ Official Ohio Highway Map (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by ODOH. Ohio Department of Highways. 1936. Retrieved 2011-05-04.
  8. ^ Official Ohio Highway Map (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by ODOH. Ohio Department of Highways. 1937. Retrieved 2011-05-04.