Arkansas Highway 361

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Highway 361 marker

Highway 361
Route information
Maintained by AHTD
Existed: November 23, 1966[1] – present
Section 1
Length: 8.20 mi[2] (13.20 km)
South end: AR 25 at Saffell
North end: AR 25 in Lynn
Section 2
Length: 5.35 mi[2] (8.61 km)
South end: AR 117 in Black Rock
North end: AR 166 at Davidsonville Historic State Park
Location
Counties: Lawrence, Randolph
Highway system
AR 360 AR 362

Highway 361 (AR 361, Ark. 361, and Hwy. 361) is a designation for two north–south state highways in the Arkansas Delta region of eastern Arkansas. One segment of 8.20 miles (13.20 km) runs east from Highway 25 at Saffell to Highway 25 in Lynn.[3] A second route of 5.35 miles (8.61 km) begins at Highway 117 in Black Rock and runs north to Highway 166 at Old Davidsonville State Park.[4] Both routes are maintained by the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD).

Route description[edit]

Saffell to Lynn[edit]

Highway 361 begins at Highway 25 at Saffell in southwestern Lawrence County. The route runs east before turning north and crossing the Strawberry River. Following the crossing, Highway 361 curves north and passes through agricultural areas before intersecting Highway 25 in Lynn, where it terminates.

Black Rock to Davidsonville Historic State Park[edit]

Highway 361 near Davidsonville Historic State Park

Highway 361 begins at Highway 117 (Elm St) in Black Rock. The highway runs north to cross the Spring River on the Lawrence/Randolph county line and enter Randolph County. Continuing north, Highway 361 enters Davidsonville Historic State Park, where the route terminates. The roadway continues north as Highway 166.

History[edit]

The highway segment between Saffell and Lynn was added to the state highway system by the Arkansas State Highway Commission on November 23, 1966.[1] A second segment from Black Rock to the Spring River was added to the system on April 24, 1973.[5] The highway was extended north to the state park on May 6, 1987.[6]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Lawrence Saffell 0.00 0.00 AR 25 Southern terminus
2.45 3.94 Bridge over the Strawberry River
Lynn 8.20 13.20 AR 25 Northern terminus
Highway 361 begins in Black Rock
Black Rock 0.00 0.00 AR 117 (Elm St) Southern terminus
Lawrence/Randolph
county line
2.89 4.65 Bridge over the Spring River
Randolph Davidsonville Historic State Park 5.35 8.61 AR 166 – Pocahontas Northern terminus, roadway continues as Hwy. 166
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

  1. ^ a b "Minute Order 66-662" (PDF). Minutes of the Meeting. ASHC. November 23, 1966. p. 562. Retrieved April 1, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c System Information and Research Division (2014). "Arkansas Road Log Database" (MDB). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved March 27, 2016. 
  3. ^ General Highway Map, Lawrence County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Planning and Research Division. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. January 22, 2008. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  4. ^ General Highway Map, Randolph County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Planning and Research Division. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. May 12, 2008. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Minute Order 73-358" (PDF). Minutes of the Meeting. ASHC. April 24, 1973. p. 1167. Retrieved April 1, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Minute Order 87-187" (PDF). Minutes of the Meeting. ASHC. May 6, 1987. p. 827. Retrieved April 1, 2016.