Pennsylvania Route 237

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PA Route 237 marker

PA Route 237
Route information
Length: 3.88 mi[1] (6.24 km)
Existed: 1928 – 1946
Major junctions
West end: PA 37 in Lackawaxen
East end: PA 137 in Shohola Township
Highway system
PA 236 PA 238

Pennsylvania Route 237 (formerly designated by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation as SR 0237) was an 3.88-mile (6.24 km) route between State Route 37 and State Route 590 in Lackawaxen to an intersection with State Route 137 (now State Route 434) in Shohola Township. The route followed the shores of the Delaware River as Lackawaxen Road. The route's alignment, after assignment in 1928, remained the same until being removed from the state highway system in 1946. The route was paved in 1932, and the route is now known as State Route 1012 and Shohola Township Roads 413 and 454.

Route description[edit]

The alignment of State Route 237 began at an intersection with its parent highway, State Route 37 in Lackawaxen Township, near Roebling's Delaware Aqueduct. This is currently the intersection with State Route 590. The highway heads eastward along the banks of the Delaware River and a nearby railroad track towards Shohola Township. There is an intersection with Delaware Drive just after the inception. Delaware Drive heads to a dead-end at the banks of the Delaware River. The highway passes some homes to the north and a dense forest to the south. There is also a mansion atop a nearby hill. After a clearing, the highway enters the dense forest completely and turns to the southeast.[1]

With the train tracks, Delaware River and New York State Route 97 paralleling to the north, the highway begins a southeastern track. There are some occasional clearings, The old alignment of State Route 237 passes a pond as the highway pulls away from the river and train tracks with the forests becoming a majority the surroundings. The old alignment of State Route 237 passes a pond, as the highway pulls away from the river and train tracks. The highway intersects with Township Road 413, which serves access to Hirsh Pond, located to the north. The route begins to head through larger clearings as it continues southeast. At an intersection with German Hill Road, the highway makes a shot to the east, passing through some woods. After the woods, the old alignment of State Route 237 ends at an intersection with State Route 434. This was once an intersection with State Route 137.[1]

History[edit]

State Route 237 was assigned in 1928, during the mass numbering of state highways within Pennsylvania. The termini at the time were with State Route 37 and State Route 137, the former of which was the parent route.[2] At the time, the entire highway was an unimproved gravel road. This lasted for four years, until 1932, when the Pennsylvania Department of Highways paved the highway.[3] The highway remained relatively unchanged until 1946, when the highway was decommissioned in a mass deletion of state highways within the commonwealth.[4] The current alignment of former State Route 237 is now Pike County Quadrant Route 1012 from PA 590 to the Shohola Township border.[5] The rest is locally maintained, with a piece at PA 434 designated Shohola Township Roads 413 and 454.[6] The two state routes at the termini, State Routes 37 and 137, are now State Routes 434 and 590.[1][7]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route was in Pike County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Lackawaxen 0.00 0.00 PA 37
Shohola Township 3.88 6.24 PA 137
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Yahoo! Inc. "overview map of former PA 237". Yahoo! Maps (Map). Cartography by Navteq. http://maps.yahoo.com/#mvt=m&lat=41.469244&lon=-74.966166&zoom=17&q1=41.461976%2C-74.918981&q2=41.471824%2C-74.969535&q3=41.477773%2C-74.984727. Retrieved 2008-12-24.
  2. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Highways (1928). Map Showing Pennsylvania State Highways (Map).
  3. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Highways (1932). Tourist Map of Pennsylvania State Highways (Map).
  4. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Highways (1946). Pennsylvania Official Road Map (Map).
  5. ^ "Lackawaxen Township, Pennsylvania". Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. 2009. p. 1. Retrieved 2009-02-15. 
  6. ^ "Shohola Township, Pennsylvania". Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. 2009. p. 1. Retrieved 2009-02-15. 
  7. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (2008). Pennsylvania (Map).

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing