Ohio State Route 681

State Route 681 (SR 681) is a 39.53-mile (63.62 km) long east–west state highway in the southern portion of the U.S. state of Ohio. The western terminus of SR 681 is at a T-intersection with SR 356 approximately 6.75 miles (10.86 km) northwest of Albany. Its eastern terminus is also at a T-intersection, this time with SR 124 nearly 9.50 miles (15.29 km) southeast of Coolville.

State Route 681 marker

State Route 681
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length39.43 mi[1][2] (63.46 km)
Existed1962[3][4][5]–present
Major junctions
West end SR 356 near Albany
  US 50 / SR 32 in Albany
US 33 in Darwin
East end SR 124 in Reedsville
Location
CountiesAthens, Meigs
Highway system
SR 680SR 682

Route descriptionEdit

SR 681 traverses southwestern Athens County and northern Meigs County. There are no portions of SR 681 that are included within the National Highway System (NHS). The NHS is a network of highways identified as being most important for the economy, mobility and defense of the country.[6]

HistoryEdit

The SR 681 designation was applied in 1962. Maintaining the same routing through Athens and Meigs Counties throughout its history, SR 681 replaced what was known as SR 680 prior to 1962. This was done to coincide with the coming of the Interstate Highway System to Ohio, which included Interstate 680 (I-680) in the Youngstown area. Ohio follows a standard that no numerical designation may be duplicated among Interstate, U.S. and Ohio state routes, so to avoid a conflict, SR 680 was re-numbered as SR 681.[3][4]

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[1][2]kmDestinationsNotes
AthensWaterloo Township0.000.00  SR 356
Albany7.1511.51   US 50 / SR 32 – Athens, McArthur, WellstonInterchange
MeigsScipio Township12.5320.17  SR 684 south – PagevilleNorthern terminus of SR 684
Bedford Township19.9532.11  US 33 – Athens, PomeroyInterchange
Orange Township31.6550.94  SR 7 – Pomeroy, Marietta
Olive Township39.4363.46  SR 124 – Little Hocking, Pomeroy
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 681, Athens County" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-09-23.
  2. ^ a b Ohio Department of Transportation. "Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams: SR 681, Meigs County" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-09-23.
  3. ^ a b Official Ohio Highway Map (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by ODOH. Ohio Department of Highways. 1961. Retrieved 2011-09-24.
  4. ^ a b Official Ohio Highway Map (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by ODOH. Ohio Department of Highways. 1962. Retrieved 2011-09-24.
  5. ^ "Will Rt. 75 Become Known As Rt. 93?". The Logan Daily News. April 27, 1962. p. 1. Retrieved June 10, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  
  6. ^ National Highway System: Ohio (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. December 2003. Retrieved 2011-09-22.