Tennessee State Route 263

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State Route 263 marker

State Route 263
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Length: 5.1 mi (8.2 km)
Major junctions
North end: SR 85 – Defeated
South end: SR 25 (Dixon Springs Hwy) – Carthage
Counties: Smith
Highway system
  • Tennessee State Routes
SR 262 SR 264

State Route 263 is a short north–south highway in Smith County, Tennessee. The road begins in Carthage and ends west of Defeated. The current length is 5.12 mi (8.2 km).[1]

Route description[edit]

The highway begins at an intersection with SR-25 in Carthage. The highway goes northward over steep and rugged terrain as it passes by Cordell Hull Dam and Lake. After passing the dam, SR-263 passes an overlook of the lake and then winds north-northeastward to its northern terminus on SR-85. SR-263 is signed as Turkey Creek Highway throughout its existence.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Microsoft MapPoint 2006, Retrieved on 2007-8-13
  2. ^ http://www.mapquest.com/directions