Tennessee State Route 133

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State Route 133 marker

State Route 133
Route information
Length: 11.24 mi (18.09 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 421 / SR 34 / SR 91 at Shady Valley, Tennessee
North end: SR 716 (Virginia state line)
Counties: Johnson
Highway system
  • Tennessee State Routes
SR 132 SR 134

State Route 133 (SR 133) is a state route in northeastern Tennessee in Johnson County. It begins at Shady Valley, Tennessee and runs northward for about 11 miles (18 km) to the Tennessee–Virginia state border.

Route description[edit]

State Route 133 passing through the Backbone Rock Tunnel

SR-133 begins in Shady Valley, where it intersects with U.S. Route 421 (US 421), SR-34, and SR-91. The road progresses northward from Shady Valley through the communities of Crandull and Sutherland, passing through the Cherokee National Forest, to its terminus at the state border with Virginia.[1] South of Sutherland, the highway passes through the Backbone Rock Tunnel, an old railroad tunnel used by the Beaver Dam Railroad known as "the shortest tunnel in the world."[2][3]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Johnson County.

Location mi km Destinations Notes
Shady Valley US 421 / SR 91 (SR 34) – Elizabethton, Mountain City, Bristol
  SR 716 (Shady Avenue) – Damascus Virginia state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ General Highway Map: Johnson County, Tennessee (PDF) (Map). Cartography by TDOT Planning Division. Tennessee Department of Transportation. 2003. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ McGuinn, Doug (2008). Green Gold: The Story of the Hassinger Lumber Company of Konnarock, Virginia. Lulu.com. p. 57. ISBN 9781427629760. 
  3. ^ United States Forest Service. "Backbone Rock Recreation Area". U.S. Department of Agriculture. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 

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