Arkansas Highway 259
|Maintained by AHTD|
|Length:||12.11 mi (19.49 km)|
|South end:||AR 238|
|North end:||US 70 at Lake Grove|
|Length:||6.90 mi (11.10 km)|
|South end:||AR 306|
|North end:||AR 284|
|Length:||3.14 mi (5.05 km)|
|South end:||AR 364|
|North end:||AR 42 near Hickory Ridge|
|Counties:||Lee, St. Francis, Cross|
Highway 259 (AR 259, Ark. 259, and Hwy. 259) is a designation for three north–south state highways in northeast Arkansas. An southern route of 12.11 miles (19.49 km) runs north from Highway 238 to US Route 70 (US 70) at Lake Grove. A second route of 6.90 miles (11.10 km) begins at Highway 306 and runs north to Highway 284 in Cross County. A third route of 3.14 miles (5.05 km) begins at Highway 364 and runs north to Highway 42 near Hickory Ridge.
AR 238 to Lake Grove
Highway 259 begins at Highway 238 west of Moro and runs north past a cemetery before turning east and meeting Highway 78 at South Plains. The two routes have a brief concurrency north before Highway 78 splits to the northwest and Highway 259 continues north. Shortly after this junction, Highway 259 serves as the southern terminus for Highway 261. The highway runs north through New Salem before entering St. Francis County, where it terminates at US 70.
AR 306 to AR 284
Highway 259 begins in the northwest corner of St. Francis County at Highway 306 and runs due north through flat farmland. The route runs into Cross County where it terminates at Highway 284. The highway does not cross or overlap with any other state highways and essentially serves as a connector route between two rural routes.
AR 364 to Hickory Ridge
Mile markers reset at concurrencies.
|Lee||0.00||0.00||AR 238||Southern terminus|
|South Plains||0.00||0.00||AR 78 east||Begin AR 78 concurrency|
|0.00||0.00||AR 78 west||End AR 78 concurrency|
|0.43||0.69||AR 261 north||AR 261 southern terminus|
|St. Francis||Lake Grove||12.11||19.49||US 70||Northern terminus|
|Gap in route|
|0.00||0.00||AR 306||Southern terminus|
|Cross||6.90||11.10||AR 284||Northern terminus|
|Gap in route|
|0.00||0.00||AR 364||Southern terminus|
|Hickory Ridge||3.14||5.05||AR 42||Northern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Planning and Research Division (March 23, 2012). "Arkansas Road Log Database, 2011" (DATABASE). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
- General Highway Map, St. Francis County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. August 13, 2008. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
- General Highway Map, Cross County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. July 11, 2007. Retrieved August 11, 2012.