Arkansas Highway 301

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Highway 301 marker

Highway 301
Route information
Maintained by AHTD
Length: 23.49 mi[2] (37.80 km)
Existed: April 24, 1963[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: Hwy. 26 / Hwy. 27 in Murfreesboro
  Hwy. 195
Hwy. 19 at Piney Grove
Hwy. 29
North end: Hwy. 29 in Antoine
Location
Counties: Pike
Highway system
Hwy. 300 Hwy. 302

Highway 301 (AR 301, Ark. 301 and Hwy. 301) is a north–south state highway in Pike County, Arkansas. The route of 22.90 miles (36.85 km) runs from Highway 26/Highway 27 in Murfreesboro through rural Pike County to Highway 29 in Antoine.[3]

Route description[edit]

Highway 301 begins at Highway 26/Highway 27 at the Pike County Courthouse square in Murfreesboro. The square also contains the Murfreesboro Cities Service Station and Conway Hotel, both on the National Register of Historic Places. The route runs south at Washington Avenue before exiting town to the south. Highway 301 serves as the northern edge of Crater of Diamonds State Park, the world's only active diamond mind open to the public. South of the park the highway becomes a rural route, passing east through forested lands. AR 301 has a junction with Highway 195 south of Pigsah and Highway 19 at Piney Grove.

Further east of this junction, the highway forms a concurrency with Highway 29. After breaking from the overlap, Highway 301 turns due east then due north to enter Antoine. The route intersects Main Street and terminates very close to Highway 26.

History[edit]

Highway 301 was added to the state highway system as part of a large transfer of county roads to the state system that took place on April 24, 1963.[1] Initially only the portion from Murfreesboro to Billstown was transferred to state maintenance.

Major intersections[edit]

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

Location Mile[2] km Destinations Notes
Murfreesboro 0.00 0.00 Hwy. 26 / Hwy. 27 (Main Street/Washington Avenue) Southern terminus
  13.37 21.52 Hwy. 195
Piney Grove 18.38 29.58 Hwy. 19
  19.53–
20.12
31.43–
32.38
Hwy. 29
Antoine 23.49 37.80 Hwy. 29 (Main Street) to Hwy. 26 Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minutes of the Meeting" (PDF). Arkansas State Highway Commission. April 24, 1963. p. 917. Retrieved January 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b 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. 
  3. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (November 15, 2011). General Highway Map, Pike County, Arkansas (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/PikeCounty.pdf. Retrieved January 27, 2013.