Kentucky Route 8

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Kentucky Route 8 marker

Kentucky Route 8
Route information
Maintained by KYTC
Length: 114.202 mi[1] (183.790 km)
Western segment
Length: 78.819 mi[1] (126.847 km)
West end: River Road near Francisville
Major
junctions:
I‑71 / I‑75 in Covington
US 25 / US 42 / US 127 in Covington
US 27 in Newport
I‑471 in Newport
US 68 in Maysville
East end: US 62in Maysville
Eastern segment
Length: 35.383 mi[1] (56.943 km)
West end: KY 57 / KY 3550 in Concord
East end: US 23 in South Portsmouth
Location
Counties: Boone, Kenton, Campbell, Pendleton, Bracken, Mason, Lewis, Greenup
Highway system
KY 7 KY 9

Kentucky Route 8 is a 114.202-mile-long (183.790 km) east–west state highway divided into two distinct segments across northern Kentucky. The western terminus of the route is at River Road near Francisville. The eastern terminus is at U.S. Route 23 in South Portsmouth. The two distinct segments of this route were not meant to be connected together.

KY 8 is named the Mary Ingles Highway for part of its length. It is rumored that she was the first white woman in Kentucky. Captured by Indians in Virginia in 1755 and taken to Ohio, she later escaped a salt-making party at Big Bone Lick and made her way across the Kentucky wilderness back home to Virginia.

Route description[edit]

Western segment[edit]

The western segment of KY 8, the longest of the two, extends 78.819 miles (126.847 km) between rural Boone County and Maysville. KY 8 begins 1.5 miles (2.4 km) west of Kentucky Route 237 and three miles (5 km) north of I-275 along River Road near Francisville.[1] The route runs parallel to the Ohio River as it heads eastward, passing through Covington, Newport, and Augusta before ending at an intersection with US 62 in Maysville.[2]

Eastern segment[edit]

The eastern segment of KY 8 extends for 39.933 miles (64.266 km) from Concord-Trinity Road west of Concord[1][3] to U.S. Route 23 in South Portsmouth west of South Shore.[4] The western terminus of this portion is a very narrow two-lane road that becomes gravel.

From Kentucky Route 3037 in Vanceburg to its eastern terminus at US 23, KY 8 was formerly designated Kentucky Route 10, with KY 8 ending at KY 3037 (then KY 10). The road became part of KY 8 in the late-1990s after KY 10 was rerouted onto the AA Highway to the south.

Major intersections[edit]

Western segment[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Boone   0.00 0.00 River Road Western terminus
  1.528 2.459 KY 237 (North Bend Road) Northern terminus of KY 237
  4.575 7.363 KY 2846 (Tanner Road) Eastern terminus of KY 2846
  8.458 13.612 KY 20 (Petersburg Road) Eastern terminus of KY 20
Kenton   9.617 15.477 KY 371 (Amsterdam Road) Northern terminus of KY 371
Ludlow 13.536 21.784 KY 1072 (Deverill Street) Eastern terminus of KY 1072
Covington 15.929 25.635 KY 2374 (West Third Street) Western terminus of KY 2374
16.152 25.994 I‑71 / I‑75 Exit 192
16.312 26.252 KY 3090 (Philadelphia Street)
16.459 26.488 US 25 (Main Street)
16.551 26.636 KY 2374 (Johnson Street) Eastern terminus of KY 2374
16.918 27.227 KY 17 (Scott Street) KY 17 South
16.999 27.357 KY 17 (Greenup Street) KY 17 North
Campbell Newport 17.621 28.358 KY 9 (Central Avenue) Northern terminus of KY 9
17.802 28.650 US 27 (York Street) US 27 South/Western end of US 27 overlap
17.891 28.793 US 27 (Monmouth Street) US 27 North/Western end of US 27 overlap
18.04 29.03 US 27 (East Third Street) Eastern end of US 27 overlap
18.553 29.858 I‑471 Exit 5
Fort Thomas 25.310 40.732 KY 445 (River Road) Southern terminus of KY 445
Highland Heights 25.689 41.342 KY 2926 (Winters Lane) Eastern terminus of KY 2926
26.472 42.603 KY 1998 (Industrial Road) Eastern terminus of KY 1998
Silver Grove 28.189 45.366 KY 547 (Four Mile Road) Northern terminus of KY 547
Oneonta 35.192 56.636 KY 1566 (Oneonta Road) Eastern terminus of KY 1566
  36.766 59.169 KY 2921 (Painter Road) Southern terminus of KY 2921
  37.316 60.054 KY 1996 (New Richmond Road) Eastern terminus of KY 1996
Mentor 41.689 67.092 KY 735 (Smith Road) Northern terminus of KY 735
Pendleton Ivor 43.618 70.196 KY 2828 (Ivor Road) Eastern terminus of KY 2828
Carntown 45.467 73.172 KY 154 Eastern terminus of KY 154
Bracken Foster 48.688 78.356 KY 2228 (Foster Road) Eastern terminus of KY 2228
48.936 78.755 KY 1019 (Lennoxburg Foster Road) Northern terminus of KY 1019
Bradford 52.813 84.994 KY 1109 (Bradford Road) Northern terminus of KY 1109
Wellsburg 55.293 88.985 KY 1159 (Wellsburg Walcott Road) Northern terminus of KY 1159
Augusta 61.326 98.695 KY 19 (Augusta-Chatham Road) Northern terminus of KY 19
61.431 98.864 KY 435 (Augusta Minerva Road) Northern terminus of KY 435
Mason Dover 67.824 109.152 KY 1235 (Dover Minerva Road) Northern terminus of KY 1235
South Ripley 69.906 112.503 KY 576 (Tuckahoe Road) Western terminus of KY 576
Maysville 74.114 119.275 KY 1597 (Charleston Bottoms Road) Northern terminus of KY 1597
75.686 121.805 US 68 (Clyde T Barbour Parkway)
77.542 124.792 KY 3056 (Jersey Ridge Road) Eastern terminus of KY 3056
78.819 126.847 US 62 (D Bernard Coughlin Boulevard) Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Eastern segment[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Lewis Concord 0.00 0.00 KY 57 / KY 3550 Western terminus
Vanceburg 12.622 20.313 KY 3037 (Clarksburg Road) Northern terminus of KY 3037
12.962 20.860 KY 59 / KY 2525 (Fairlane Drive/Main Street) Northern terminus of KY 59/Western terminus of KY 2525
13.310 21.420 KY 2525 (Second Street) Eastern terminus of KY 2525
Buena Vista 15.891 25.574 KY 3020 Western terminus of KY 3020
Garrison 22.063 35.507 KY 1306 (Kinney Road) Eastern terminus of KY 1306
23.011 37.033 KY 3311 (Montgomery Road) Northern terminus of KY 3311
Quincy 24.016 38.650
KY 8 Spur to KY 10
Northern terminus of KY 8C
24.916 40.098 KY 1021 (Briary Road) Northern terminus of KY 1021
Greenup South Portsmouth 34.360 55.297
KY 8 Spur (Perkins Bridge)
Southern terminus of KY 8 Spur
35.383 56.943 US 23 Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Division of Planning. "Official Milepoint Route Log Extract". Highway Information System. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ Google Inc. "Maysville, KY". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=maysville,+KY&ie=UTF8&ll=38.646523,-83.763585&spn=0.009821,0.024376&om=1. Retrieved June 8, 2009.
  3. ^ Google Inc. "Concord, KY". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=maysville,+KY&ie=UTF8&om=1&ll=38.683098,-83.544502&spn=0.039262,0.097504. Retrieved June 8, 2009.
  4. ^ Google Inc. "South Shore, KY". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=maysville,+KY&ie=UTF8&om=1&ll=38.725212,-82.998104&spn=0.00981,0.024376. Retrieved June 8, 2009.

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