Louisiana Highway 111

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Louisiana Highway 111 marker

Louisiana Highway 111
Route information
Maintained by Louisiana DOTD
Existed: 1955 renumbering – present
Major junctions
West end: LA 8 in Vernon Parish
  LA 392
US 171 in Anacoco
East end: LA 117
Highway system
  • Louisiana Highway System
LA 110 LA 112

Louisiana Highway 111 (LA 111) is a state highway in Louisiana. It spans 28.88 miles (46.48 km) and runs from west to east. LA 111 is a mostly rural two lane highway. The western terminus is at an intersection with LA 8 in Vernon Parish and the eastern terminus at an intersection with LA 117. Although the highway runs west to east it starts east of the Texas state line, west of Leesville running north, then east, then south, making a big eastward semicircle around Leesville.

Route description[edit]

Beginning at the western terminus in Burr Ferry LA 111 travels north, running parallel with the Sabine River, and intersects and merges with LA 392 east. West 392 crosses into Texas over the Sabine River across the Toledo Bend Dam. LA 392 east splits running north while LA 111 continues east, crosses over the northern part of Vernon Lake, and enters Anacoco, intersecting with US 171. Continuing east LA 111 ends at the eastern terminus at LA 117 a few miles north of Leesville..

History[edit]

LA 111 is an old historic trail/road that among other things ran between two Ferries in Vernon Parish. Burr's Ferry in the south and one at a crossing near Toledo Bend in the north, was in an area that some considered the heart of the Neutral Strip (Louisiana), long before the Louisiana Purchase and even after the Adams-Onís Treaty. After the purchase and up until the first bridges these crossings were two of only four passages from Texas into Louisiana and LA 111 was an important road. For many years, until railroads were built, these were main trails for cattle entering Louisiana heading east to Alexandria, then New Orleans and farther points east.

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