Alabama State Route 71

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State Route 71 marker

State Route 71
Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Length: 32.024 mi[1] (51.538 km)
Major junctions
South end: SR-35 at Section
  SR-117 at Flat Rock
North end: SR 136 at Georgia state line
Location
Counties: Jackson
Highway system
  • Alabama State Routes
SR-70 US-72

State Route 71 (SR-71) is a 30-mile-long (48 km) route in Jackson County in the northeastern corner of Alabama. The southern terminus of the route is at its junction with State Route 35 near Section. The route continues until it reaches the Georgia state line, whereupon it continues as Georgia State Route 136.

Route description[edit]

The southern origin of SR-71 is near the point where SR-35 crosses the Tennessee River. As the route heads northeast from Section, it travels along a two-lane roadway that leads through rural areas of farms and woods in Jackson County. The road passes through the community of Dutton and continues through more rural areas, reaching a junction with SR-40 west of Henagar. Past this intersection, SR-71 begins its ascent into the foothills of Lookout Mountain, passing more farmland and woodland with occasional homes. The road continues through the community of Rosalie. From there, the roadway has numerous curves as it passes through Flat Rock, where it crosses SR-117. SR-71 continues winding northeast through more rural areas as it reaches the community of Higdon. A short distance past Higdon, the route intersects the southern terminus of SR-73 and makes a turn to the east. SR-71 continues east to the Georgia state line, where it continues into that state as SR 136.[1][2][3]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Jackson County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Section 0.000 0.000 SR-35 (Tammy Little Drive)
  7.094 11.417 SR-40 – Scottsboro, Henagar
Flat Rock 21.469 34.551 SR-117 – Stevenson, Hammondville
Higdon 30.168 48.551 SR-73 north – Bryant
  32.024 51.538 SR 136 east – Chattanooga Georgia border
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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