Ohio State Route 38

State Route 38 (SR 38) is a south-north state highway in the state of Ohio. Its southern terminus is near Bloomingburg and Washington Court House at the U.S. Route 62 / SR 3 concurrency and its northern terminus is in Marysville at the intersection of 5th Street and Main Street where the road continues north as SR 31.

State Route 38 marker

State Route 38
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length48.67 mi[1] (78.33 km)
Existed1924–present
Major junctions
South end US 62 / SR 3 near Bloomingburg
  I-71 near South Solon
North end SR 31 in Marysville
Location
CountiesFayette, Madison, Union
Highway system
SR 37SR 39
Northern terminus in Marysville

On its winding route through central Ohio, State Route 38 mainly offers views of rolling or flat farmland planted with corn, soybeans, and other crops. It also passes through a variety of towns including Bloomingburg, London, and Marysville.

HistoryEdit

When it was designated in 1923 along existing state highways, SR 38 traveled from Ripley on the Ohio River to Marion.[2][3] This route included its current segment between Washington Court House and Marysville, but also served Russellville and Hillsboro. In 1927, the segment of SR 38 north of Marysville was deleted and renumbered by a relocated SR 4.[4][5] The route would reach its long-time routing between Washington Court House and Marysville in 1932 when US 62 was brought into Ohio replacing SR 38 between Ripley and Washington Court House.[6][7]

Between 2014 and 2015, State Route 38 was realigned south of Bloomingburg to replace State Route 238. The old route of SR 38 between Bloomingburg and Washington Court House was turned over to Fayette County.[8]

Major junctionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
FayetteUnion Township0.000.00   US 62 / SR 3 / Old Springfield Road – Washington Court House, Columbus
Paint Township4.697.55  SR 734 west – JeffersonvilleEastern terminus of SR 734
8.16–
8.36
13.13–
13.45
  I-71 – Columbus, CincinnatiExit 75 (I-71)
MadisonMidway11.1017.86  SR 323 (Federal Street)
London22.1035.57   SR 56 east (East Main Street) / SR 665 east (East Center Street)Southern end of SR 56 / SR 665 concurrency
22.4236.08     US 42 south / SR 142 begins (West High Street) / SR 56 west (West Main Street) / SR 665 endsSouthern end of US 42 / SR 142 concurrency; northern end of SR 56 / SR 665 concurrency
22.6236.40  SR 142 east (East High Street)Northern end of SR 142 concurrency
22.8336.74  US 42 north (Lafayette Road)Northern end of US 42 concurrency
Deer Creek Township25.9841.81  US 40 (National Pike)
Deer CreekMonroe
township line
30.5249.12  SR 29 – West Jefferson, Mechanicsburg
UnionUnion Township38.9962.75  SR 161 west – UrbanaSouthern end of SR 161 concurrency
Darby Township39.1863.05  SR 161 east – Plain CityNorthern end of SR 161 concurrency
Marysville47.0075.64  SR 736 southNorthern terminus of SR 736
48.6778.33  SR 31 north (North Main Street) / 5th StreetSouthern terminus of SR 31
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "DESTAPE". Ohio Department of Transportation. July 3, 2014. Retrieved July 13, 2015.
  2. ^ Map of Ohio State Highways Showing All Improved Roadways (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by E.C. Blosser. Ohio Department of Highways and Public Works. 1922. Retrieved August 18, 2013.
  3. ^ Map of Ohio Showing State Routes (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by L.A. Boulay, Director. ODOH. 1923. Retrieved August 18, 2013.
  4. ^ Map of Ohio Showing State Routes (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by G.F. Schlesinger, Director. ODOH. 1926. Retrieved September 22, 2013.
  5. ^ Map of Ohio Showing State Routes (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by G.F. Schlesinger, Director. ODOH. 1927. Retrieved September 22, 2013.
  6. ^ Map of Ohio Showing State Highway System (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by O.W. Merrell, Director. ODOH. 1931. Retrieved August 19, 2013.
  7. ^ Map of Ohio Showing State Highway System (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by O.W. Merrell, Director. ODOH. 1932. Retrieved August 19, 2013.
  8. ^ Bonnell, Kellee (March 5, 2015). "County Engineer updates townships". Madison Press. Archived from the original on May 19, 2015. Retrieved July 12, 2015.

External linksEdit

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