Tennessee State Route 1

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State Route 1 primary marker State Route 1 secondary marker

State Route 1
Memphis to Bristol Highway
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Length: 538.8 mi (867.1 km)
Major junctions
west end: I‑55 / US 61 / US 64 / US 70 / US 79 at the Arkansas state line at Memphis
  I‑40 east of Brownsville
I‑40 / US 412 northeast of Jackson
I‑40 southwest of Belle Meade
I‑440 in Nashville
SR 840 northwest of Murfreesboro
I‑140 in Knoxville
I‑40 in Knoxville
I‑26 / US 23 in Kingsport
I‑81 in Bristol
east end: US 11E / US 19 / SR 34 in Bristol
Location
Counties: Shelby, Fayette, Tipton, Haywood, Madison, Carroll, Benton, Humphreys, Dickson, Cheatham, Davidson, Rutherford, Cannon, Warren, Van Buren, White, Cumberland, Roane, Loudon, Knox, Grainger, Hawkins, Sullivan
Highway system
  • Tennessee State Routes
SR 840 SR 2
Map showing the west end of SR-1 in Memphis

State Route 1 (SR-1), known as the Memphis to Bristol Highway, is a 538.8-mile-long (867.1 km) mostly-unsigned state highway in the U.S. state of Tennessee. It stretches all the way from the Arkansas state line at Memphis in the southwest corner of the state to Bristol in the northeast part. Most of the route travels concurrently with U.S. Route 70 (US-70) and US-11W.

Route description[edit]

Memphis Area[edit]

SR-1 begins on Interstate 55 (I-55) in the middle of the Memphis & Arkansas Bridge at the Arkansas–Tennessee state line. US-61, US-64, US-70, and US-79 come off the bridge alongside SR-1; US-61 soon turns south with SR-14. The other three U.S. Highways split east onto SR-3, and US-51 joins, only to split with SR-4 where SR-1 turns east alone onto North Parkway. However, US-64/US-70/US-79 soon rejoin SR-1 at SR-57. These 4 routes continue as Summer Avenue until exiting Memphis. The portions where SR-1 runs by itself are signed.

Between Memphis and Nashville[edit]

After leaving Memphis, SR-1 runs along the following routes:

Nashville[edit]

SR-1 enters Nashville from the west along US-70S through the community of Bellevue. Between Old Hickory Pike and White Bridge Road east of Belle Meade, the highway is known as Harding Pike. Between here and Downtown Nashville, SR-1 is known as West End Avenue. In downtown, SR-1 is known as Broadway. As SR-1 approaches the Cumberland River, it turns southeast, joining US-70 and becoming known as 1st Avenue S (briefly) and then Hermitage Avenue. In East Nashville, SR-1 is known as Lebanon Pike and continues as such through the communities of Donelson and Hermitage.

Between Nashville and Knoxville[edit]

East of Nashville, SR-1 runs along the following routes:

Knoxville[edit]

SR-1 enters Knox County along with US-70 and US-11 (which joins SR-1 a few feet from the county line). From here to near the downtown area, the road is locally known as Kingston Pike and near the University of Tennessee campus it is known as Cumberland Avenue. It turns north onto Henley Street becoming Broadway Street, east onto Magnolia Avenue, north onto Hall of Fame Drive, and back onto Magnolia Avenue. In East Knoxville, SR-1 splits from US-70 and continues northeast with US-11 as Rutledge Pike.

Between Knoxville and Bristol[edit]

Between Knoxville and Bristol, SR-1 runs along US-11W

Bristol[edit]

Map showing the east end of SR-1 in Bristol

In Bristol, SR-1 leaves US-11W right at the state line, and heads east on its own (as a primary route) along State Street. It turns south at US-11E/US-19, ending two blocks later at Broad Street (SR-34).

State Designations[edit]

State Route 1 runs as a primary or secondary highway as follows:

List of signed segments[edit]

Counties traversed (west to east)[edit]

State Route 1 traverses the counties shown in the table below.

Counties traversed by State Route 1
County miles kilometers
Shelby 30.8 49.6
Fayette 7.9 12.7
Tipton 4.8 7.7
Haywood 28.1 45.3
Madison 32.1 51.6
Carroll 32.4 52.1
Benton 12.9 20.7
Humphreys 27.6 44.5
Dickson 21.9 35.2
Cheatham 9.4 15.1
Davidson 32.2 51.9
Rutherford 29.7 47.7
Cannon 14.9 24.0
Warren 24.4 39.3
Van Buren 2.9 4.6
White 22.2 35.7
Cumberland 34.2 55.0
Roane 28.0 45.0
Loudon 7.2 11.6
Knox 36.4 58.5
Grainger 31.4 50.5
Hawkins 41.4 66.6
Sullivan 25.4 40.8

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