Alabama State Route 71
|Maintained by ALDOT|
|Length:||32.024 mi (51.538 km)|
|South end:||SR 35 at Section|
|SR 117 at Flat Rock|
|North end:||SR 136 at Georgia state line|
State Route 71 (SR 71) is a 32.024-mile-long (51.538 km) state highway in Jackson County in the northeastern corner of the U.S. state of Alabama. The southern terminus of the highway is at an intersection with SR 35 near Section. The highway continues until it reaches the Georgia state line, whereupon it continues as Georgia State Route 136.
SR 71 begins at the point where SR 35 crosses the Tennessee River. As the highway heads northeast from Section, it travels along a two-lane roadway that heads through rural areas of farms and woods in Jackson County. The highway travels through the community of Dutton and continues through more rural areas, reaching an intersection with SR 40 west of Henagar. Past this intersection, SR 71 begins its ascent into the foothills of Lookout Mountain, passing more farmland and woodland with occasional homes. The highway continues through the community of Rosalie. From there, the roadway has numerous curves as it travels through Flat Rock, where it crosses SR 117. SR 71 continues winding northeast through more rural areas as it reaches the community of Higdon. A short distance past Higdon, the highway intersects the southern terminus of SR 73 and makes a turn to the east. SR 71 continues east to the Georgia state line, where it continues as Georgia State Route 136.
The entire route is in Jackson County.
|Section||0.000||0.000||SR 35 (Tammy Little Drive)||Southern terminus|
|||7.094||11.417||SR 40 – Scottsboro, Henagar|
|Flat Rock||21.469||34.551||SR 117 – Stevenson, Hammondville|
|Higdon||30.168||48.551||SR 73 north – Bryant|
|||32.024||51.538||SR 136 east – Chattanooga||Georgia state line|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
Route map: Google
- Milepost Map Jackson County, Alabama (Map) (1999 ed.). Alabama Department of Transportation. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 27, 2011. Retrieved March 27, 2011.
- General Highway Map Jackson County, Alabama (Map) (2006 ed.). Alabama Department of Transportation. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 27, 2011. Retrieved March 27, 2011.
- Google (March 29, 2011). "overview of Alabama State Route 71" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 29, 2011.