Tennessee State Route 87

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State Route 87 marker

State Route 87
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Length: 39.18 mi (63.05 km)
Major junctions
West end: Dead end at Mississippi River near Fort Pillow State Park
  Secondary Tennessee 207.svg SR 207 at Fort Pillow State Park
Secondary Tennessee 371.svg SR 371 near Cherry
US 51.svgTennessee 3.svg US 51/SR 3 near Henning
Secondary Tennessee 209.svg SR 209 at Henning
East end: Tennessee 19.svg SR 19 near Brownsville
Location
Counties: Lauderdale, Haywood
Highway system
SR-86 SR-88

State Route 87 (abbreviated SR 87) is a secondary state highway located in Lauderdale and Haywood counties in West Tennessee. SR 87 runs west to east through mixed terrain of bluffs and rolling hills in Lauderdale County and mostly river bottoms in Haywood County. SR 87 is a two-lane facility throughout its length and features a 65-90 MPH speed limit depending on terrain. This highway is also narrow and in poor condition in several locations. This highway provides direct access to West Tennessee State Penitentiary and indirect access to Fort Pillow State Park via Tennessee State Route 207. The western terminus of SR 87 is notable due to the extreme levels of erosion from the Mississippi River that has created a very sharp and unstable "cliff" that forced TDOT to erect a barricade to stop vehicles from driving over the edge and into the river.

Counties traversed (West to East)[edit]

SR 87 traverses the following counties shown in the table below.

Counties traversed by State Route 87
County miles
Lauderdale 28.44
Haywood 10.74

Points of interest (South to North)[edit]

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