Arkansas Highway 201

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Highway 201 marker

Highway 201
Route information
Maintained by AHTD
Length: 24.05 mi[2] (38.70 km)
Existed: July 10, 1957[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: Hwy. 341, Salesville
  US 62 / US 412, Mountain Home
Hwy. 5, Mountain Home
US 62B, Mountain Home
North end: Route J, Missouri state line
Location
Counties: Baxter
Highway system
Hwy. 200 Hwy. 202

Highway 201 (AR 201, Ark. 201, and Hwy. 201) is a north–south state highway in Baxter County, Arkansas. The route runs 24.05 miles (38.70 km) from Arkansas Highway 341 in Salesville north to the Missouri state line through Mountain Home, the county seat of Baxter County.[3]

Route description[edit]

AR 201 passes the Baxter County Courthouse, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

AR 201 begins in Salesville at Push Mountain Road. The highway runs west to Shady Grove, when it curves north to Mountain Home. Upon reaching Mountain Home, AR 201 intersects US 62/US 412 before the lone AR 201 spur leaves the main route. AR 201 continues north as S College Street past the Casey House until intersecting 9th Street.[4] A concurrency forms east then north through downtown Mountain Home. AR 5/AR 201 intersect and follow US 62 Business for six blocks north, passing the Mountain Home Commercial Historic District and Baxter County Courthouse, both on the National Register of Historic Places.[5] The routes run together as Hickory Street when AR 5/AR 201 branch west and US 62B stays east. Shortly after this fork, AR 201 departs AR 5 and heads due north. The highway runs through north Mountain Home and exits town, becoming a winding rural route. AR 201 runs through the unincorporated community of Clarkridge near the Missouri state line, when the road becomes state supplemental route J.[3]

History[edit]

The first portion of Highway 201 was from Mountain Home to Missouri, and was designated on July 10, 1957.[1] The highway was entirely gravel.[6] The southern half of this segment was paved in 1961.[7] The highway was extended south to Salesville in 1963.[8] The entire northern segment was paved to the Missouri state line the following year.[9] The entire southern portion was paved by 1979.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

Mile markers reset at concurrencies. The entire route is in Baxter County.

Location Mile[3] km Destinations Notes
Salesville 0.0 0.0 Hwy. 341 southern terminus
Mountain Home 10.0 16.1 US 62 / US 412
10.5 16.9 Hwy. 201S south
11.5 18.5 Hwy. 5 south (9th St.) AR 5 concurrency north
0.8 miles (1.3 km) concurrency north with Hwy. 5 and US 62B
0.0 0.0 Hwy. 5 north AR 5 concurrency ends
Clarkridge 12.6 20.3 Route J, Missouri state line northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Mountain Home spur[edit]

Highway 201S
Location: Mountain Home
Length: 0.25 mi[2] (0.40 km)
Existed: 1975[2]–present

Arkansas Highway 201 Spur is a spur route of 0.25-mile (0.40 km) in Mountain Home.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minutes of the Meeting" (PDF). Arkansas State Highway Commission. July 10, 1957. p. 1778. Retrieved January 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "[Arkansas] State Highways 2009 (Database)." April 2010. AHTD: Planning and Research Division. Database. Retrieved March 15, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. General Highway Map - Baxter County, Arkansas (Map) (4/27/07 ed.). http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/BaxterCounty.pdf. Retrieved March 15, 2011.
  4. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Map of Mountain Home, Baxter County, Arkansas (Map) (November 2002 ed.). http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/cities/mountainhome_city.pdf. Retrieved March 15, 2011.
  5. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  6. ^ Arkansas State Highway Department. State Highway Map - State of Arkansas (Map) (1959 edition ed.). http://www.arkansashighways.com/planning_research/mapping_graphics/archived_tourist_maps/1959.tif. Retrieved March 15, 2011.
  7. ^ Arkansas State Highway Department. State Highway Map - State of Arkansas (Map) (1962 edition ed.). http://www.arkansashighways.com/planning_research/mapping_graphics/archived_tourist_maps/1962.tif. Retrieved March 15, 2011.
  8. ^ Arkansas State Highway Department. State Highway Map - State of Arkansas (Map) (1964 edition ed.). http://www.arkansashighways.com/planning_research/mapping_graphics/archived_tourist_maps/1964.tif. Retrieved March 15, 2011.
  9. ^ Arkansas State Highway Department. State Highway Map - State of Arkansas (Map) (1965 edition ed.). http://www.arkansashighways.com/planning_research/mapping_graphics/archived_tourist_maps/1965.tif. Retrieved March 15, 2011.