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: KY 237 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 KY 237 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 longer of the two, extends 78.819 miles (126.847 km) between rural Boone County and Maysville. KY 8 begins at Kentucky Route 237 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   1.528 2.459 KY 237 south (North Bend Road) to I‑275 Northern terminus of KY 237
Taylorsport 4.575 7.363 KY 2846 west (Tanner Road) to I‑275 – Hebron Eastern terminus of KY 2846
Constance 8.458 13.612 KY 20 west (Petersburg Road) to I‑275 Eastern terminus of KY 20
Anderson Ferry Road - Anderson Ferry
Kenton Villa Hills 9.617 15.477 KY 371 south (Amsterdam Road) Northern terminus of KY 371
Ludlow 13.536 21.784 KY 1072 south (Deverill Street) north terminus of KY 1072
Covington 15.929 25.635 West 3rd Street (KY 2374 east) Western terminus of KY 2374
16.152 25.994 I‑71 / I‑75 – Cincinnati, Lexington, Louisville I-75 exit 192
16.312 26.252 Philadelphia Street (KY 3090 north)
16.459 26.488 US 25 / US 42 / US 127 (Main Street)
16.551 26.636 Johnson Street (KY 2374 west) Eastern terminus of KY 2374
16.918 27.227 KY 17 south (Scott Boulevard)
16.999 27.357 KY 17 north (Greenup Street)
Campbell Newport 17.621 28.358 KY 9 south (Central) Northern terminus of KY 9
17.802 28.650 US 27 south (York Street) west end of US 27 overlap
18.04 29.03 US 27 north (Taylor Southgate Bridge) east end of US 27 overlap; one-block overlap of US 27 north and KY 8 west
18.553 29.858 I‑471 to I‑275 – Cincinnati I-471 exit 5
Fort Thomas 25.310 40.732 KY 445 north (River Road) Southern terminus of KY 445
Highland Heights 25.689 41.342 KY 2926 south (Winters Lane) north terminus of KY 2926
Silver Grove 26.472 42.603 KY 1998 west (Industrial Road) Eastern terminus of KY 1998
28.189 45.366 KY 547 south (Four Mile Pike) – Alexandria Northern terminus of KY 547
Oneonta 35.192 56.636 KY 1566 west (Oneonta Road) to KY 9 Eastern terminus of KY 1566
New Richmond Station 36.766 59.169 KY 2921 west (Painter Road) to KY 9 east terminus of KY 2921
  37.316 60.054 KY 1996 west (New Richmond Road) to KY 9 Eastern terminus of KY 1996
Mentor 41.689 67.092 KY 735 west (Smith Road) to KY 9 east terminus of KY 735
Pendleton Ivor 43.618 70.196 KY 2828 west (Ivor Road) to KY 9 (AA Hwy.) Eastern terminus of KY 2828
Carntown 45.467 73.172 KY 154 west – Peach Grove 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 south (Lenoxburg Foster Road) – Lenoxburg Northern terminus of KY 1019
Bradford 52.813 84.994 KY 1109 south (Bradford Road) to KY 9 Northern terminus of KY 1109
Wellsburg 55.293 88.985 KY 1159 south (Wellsburg Woolcott Road) Northern terminus of KY 1159
Augusta 61.326 98.695 KY 19 south (Augusta-Chatham Road) Northern terminus of KY 19
61.431 98.864 KY 435 south (Augusta Minerva Road) Northern terminus of KY 435
Mason Dover 67.824 109.152 KY 1235 south (Dover Minerva Road) Northern terminus of KY 1235
South Ripley 69.906 112.503 KY 576 south (Tuckahoe Road) north terminus of KY 576
Maysville 74.114 119.275 KY 1597 south (Charleston Bottoms Road) Northern terminus of KY 1597
75.686 121.805 US 68 / to AA Highway (KY 9) – Ripley, OH, Aberdeen, OH interchange
77.542 124.792 KY 3056 west (Jersey Ridge Road) Eastern terminus of KY 3056
78.819 126.847 US 62 (Third Street / Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge / US 68 Bus.) 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 0.000 0.000 KY 57 south / KY 3550 west Western terminus
Vanceburg 12.622 20.313 KY 3037 south (Clarksburg Road) to KY 9 (AA Hwy.) Northern terminus of KY 3037
12.962 20.860 KY 59 south / Main Street Northern terminus of KY 59; former KY 2525 east
13.310 21.420 Second Street former KY 2525 west
  15.891 25.574 KY 3020 east Western terminus of KY 3020
Garrison 22.063 35.507 KY 1306 south (Kinney Road) north terminus of KY 1306
23.011 37.033 KY 3311 south (Montgomery Road) Northern terminus of KY 3311
  24.016 38.650 To KY 10 (via KY 8C) Northern terminus of KY 8C
Quincy 24.916 40.098 KY 1021 south (Briary Road) Northern terminus of KY 1021
Greenup South Portsmouth 34.360 55.297
US 23 Truck north / KY 8S north (Carl Perkins Bridge) to US 52 – Portsmouth
west end of US 23 Truck overlap
35.383 56.943 US 23 (U.S. Grant Bridge) – Greenup, Ashland, Portsmouth east end of US 23 Truck overlap
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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