Virginia State Route 205

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For the former State Route 205, see State Route 205 (Virginia 1928-1933).

State Route 205 marker

State Route 205
Route information
Maintained by VDOT
Length: 18.47 mi[1] (29.72 km)
Existed: 1933 – present
Major junctions
West end: SR 3 at Purkins Corner
 

US 301 at Edgehill

SR 218 near Tetotum
East end: SR 3 / SR 638 at Oak Grove
Location
Counties: King George, Westmoreland
Highway system
SR 204 SR 206

Virginia State Route 205 (SR 205) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. The state highway runs 18.47 miles (29.72 km) from SR 3 at Purkins Corner east to SR 3 at Oak Grove. SR 205 connects several small communities in eastern King George County and northwestern Westmoreland County. The state highway also passes through the Potomac River resort of Colonial Beach, where the highway has a spur, Virginia State Route 205Y.

Route description[edit]

SR 205 begins at an intersection with SR 3 (Kings Highway) at Purkins Corner a short distance to the east of King George, the county seat of King George County. The state highway heads east as Ridge Road, which follows the height of land between the Upper Machodic Creek watershed to the north and Pine Hill Creek to the south. SR 205 intersects U.S. Route 301 (James Madison Parkway) at Edgehill and passes through Carruthers Corner and Alden. The state highway continues through Ninde before it descends from the ridge to meet the eastern end of SR 218 (Tetotum Road) south of Tetotum just before crossing Pine Hill Creek into Westmoreland County. Just south of the creek, SR 205 meets the northern end of SR 631 (Longfield Road), which functions as a bypass of Colonial Beach.[1][2]

Eastbound SR 205 at its junction with SR 205Y in Colonial Beach

SR 205 curves northeast to approach the Potomac River shoreline, where the highway crosses Goldman Creek into the town of Colonial Beach. The state highway curves southeast as McKinney Boulevard and passes through the Potomac Beach section of town while running a short distance within the town limits. A short distance north of Monroe Bay, SR 205 has a Y-shaped intersection with SR 205Y (Colonial Avenue). SR 205Y, which has a length of 0.71 miles (1.14 km), serves as the main street of the town and has its eastern terminus at the town's beach terrace about 150 feet (46 m) west of the Virginia–Maryland state line, which follows the low water mark of the south shore of the Potomac River.[1][3] SR 205 curves southwest and exits the town as James Monroe Highway, which passes through Monroe Hall, the site of James Monroe's birthplace. The state highway meets the southern end of SR 631 (Longfield Road) and crosses Mattox Creek at Mattox Bridge. SR 205 reaches its eastern terminus at SR 3 (Kings Highway) at Oak Grove next to St. Peter's Episcopal Church.[1][2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
King George Purkins Corner 0.00 0.00 SR 3 (Kings Highway) – Fredericksburg
Edgehill 1.26 2.03 US 301 (James Madison Parkway) – Bowling Green, Potomac River Bridge
Tetotum 7.43 11.96 SR 218 west (Tetotum Road) – Dahlgren Southern terminus of SR 218
Westmoreland Colonial Beach 12.76 20.54 SR 205Y east (Colonial Avenue) Western terminus of SR 218
Oak Grove 18.47 29.72 SR 3 (Kings Highway) / SR 638 south (Leedstown Road) – Montross
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

External links[edit]

SR 376 Spurs of SR 37
1923-1928
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SR 610 District 6 State Routes
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