Arkansas Highway 285

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Highway 285 marker

Highway 285
Route information
Maintained by AHTD
Section 1
Length: 6.17 mi[1] (9.93 km)
South end: US 65 near Greenbrier
North end: Woolly Hollow State Park
Section 2
Length: 9.90 mi[1] (15.93 km)
South end: Hwy. 25 in Wooster
North end: Hwy. 124 at Martinville
Section 3
Length: 4.86 mi[1] (7.82 km)
South end: US 65 in Damascus
North end: Hwy. 92 at Rabbit Ridge
Highway system
Hwy. 284 Hwy. 286

Highway 285 (AR 285, Ark. 285, and Hwy. 285) is a designation for three north–south state highways in central Arkansas. One route of 6.17 miles (9.93 km) runs north from US Route 65 near Greenbrier to Woolly Hollow State Park in Faulkner County.[2] A second route of 9.90 miles (15.93 km) begins at Highway 25 in Wooster and runs north to Highway 124 at Martinville, also in Faulkner County.[2] A third segment runs north from US 65 in Damascus to Highway 92 at Rabbit Ridge in Van Buren County.[3]

Route description[edit]

Greenbrier to Woolly Hollow State Park[edit]

The route begins north of Greenbrier in Faulkner County at US Route 65 (US 65) near the historic Merritt House listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).[4] Highway 285 winds east through a sparsely populated area of the county before terminating at Woolly Hollow Road, which serves as the entrance to Woolly Hollow State Park.[2] The roadway continues east as Blythe Road under county maintenance.

Wooster to Martinville[edit]

Highway 285 begins in Wooster at Highway 25. The highway winds north to Shady Grove where it serves as the southern terminus for Highway 225. Highway 285 continues north through Bono and Twin Groves before terminating at Highway 124 near Martinville.[2]

Damascus to Rabbit Ridge[edit]

Highway 285 begins in southern Van Buren County at US 65 in Damascus. The route runs west past the Damascus Gymnasium and Melvin Chrisco House, both listed on the NRHP, before exiting the corporate limits.[4] Continuing west, the highway turns due north and terminates at Highway 92 at the unincorporated community of Rabbit Ridge. It does not intersect any other state highways along its route.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Faulkner   0.00 0.00 US 65 Southern terminus
Woolly Hollow State Park 6.17 9.93 End state maintenance at Woolly Hollow Rd Northern terminus
Highway 285 begins in Wooster
Wooster 0.00 0.00 Hwy. 25 (Reed Rd) Southern terminus
Shady Grove 2.43 3.91 Hwy. 225 north (Reed Rd) Hwy. 225 southern terminus
Martinville 9.90 15.93 Hwy. 124 Northern terminus
Highway 285 begins in Damascus
Van Buren Damascus 0.00 0.00 US 65 (Broadway St) Southern terminus
Rabbit Ridge 4.86 7.82 Hwy. 92 Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Planning and Research Division (2010). "Arkansas Road Log Database" (Database). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Archived from the original on 23 June 2011. Retrieved June 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (December 22, 2011) (PDF). General Highway Map, Faulkner County, Arkansas (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/FaulknerCounty.pdf. Retrieved April 22, 2013.
  3. ^ a b Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (May 27, 2010) (PDF). General Highway Map, Van Buren County, Arkansas (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/VanBurenCounty.pdf. Retrieved April 22, 2013.
  4. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.