Alabama State Route 210

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State Route 210 marker

State Route 210
Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Length: 13.766 mi[1] (22.154 km)
Major junctions
Beltway around Dothan
  US 231.svg US-231
US 84.svg US-84
US 431.svg US-431
Alabama 52.svg SR-52
Alabama 53.svg SR-53 (junctions are listed clockwise from south)
Counties: Houston
Highway system
  • Alabama State Routes
SR-209 SR-211

State Route 210 or SR-210, also known as Ross Clark Circle or simply "The Circle" to locals, is a route overlaid by US-84, US-231, and US-431 encircling Dothan, Alabama in Houston County. For many years, the AL-210 designation appeared on state road maps but was not actually signed as such. This has changed in recent years and today the AL-210 designation is noted on signs along with the US Routes that share its circumference of Dothan.

Route description[edit]

Ross Clark Circle on Dothan's east side

SR-210 is highly developed and heavily used both by those who live and work in Dothan and by motorists bound for beach destinations in Florida who use it as a bypass of the city. It is a divided four-lane highway and carries a speed limit of 50 mph (80 km/h) for its entire circumference. As with all other state highways in Alabama, mile markers are posted along the route. Numbering begins and ends at the intersection with US-231/ South Oats Street on the south side of the city.

The road was constructed in the late 1950s and was made possible by former Alabama governor "Big Jim" Folsom who authorized the state expenditures. He directed that the road be named for Ross Clark, Folsom's favorite brother-in-law, who had committed suicide in 1955.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Dothan, Houston County.

Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
0.0 0.0 US-231 / SR-1 Zero milepost
1.793 2.886 SR-52
3.370 5.423 US-84 / SR-12
4.904 7.892 US-231 / SR-53
7.062 11.365 US-431 / SR-1
9.967 16.040 SR-52
10.442 16.805 US-84 / SR-12
12.173 19.591 SR-53


  1. ^ a b Alabama Department of Transportation (1999). Milepost Map of Houston County (Map). Cartography by ALDOT Bureau of Transportation Planning, Survey & Mapping Division.