Arkansas Highway 37

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Highway 37 marker

Highway 37
Route information
Maintained by ArDOT
Existed1926–present
Section 1
Length52.40 mi[1] (84.33 km)
South end AR 17 north of McCrory
North end AR 122, Cord
Section 2
Length0.61 mi[1] (0.98 km)
South end US 62, Gateway
North end Route 37, Missouri state line
Highway system
AR 36AR 38

Arkansas Highway 37 is a designation for two state highways in Arkansas. The main segment of 52.40 miles (84.33 km) runs from McCrory to Cord.[1] A short segment of 0.61 miles (0.98 km) runs north in Benton County from U.S. Route 62 to the Missouri state line.[2]

Route description[edit]

Highway 37 near its southern terminus in Gateway.

McCrory to Cord[edit]

AR 37 begins north of McCrory at AR 17 and runs north to AR 145 near Beedeville and AR 14 in Amagon. The route passes near the Cache River National Wildlife Refuge.[3] The route continues north to AR 18 in Grubbs and US 67 (Future I-57) in Tuckerman.[4] AR 37 also passes the historic Tuckerman Water Tower in Tuckerman. Arkansas Highway 37 continues northwest to Cord, where the route meets AR 122 and terminates.[5]

Gateway to Missouri[edit]

The only town on the route, Gateway, is also the southern terminus (at US 62). The northern terminus is at the Missouri state line where the road continues as Route 37.

Major intersections[edit]

Mile markers reset at concurrencies.

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
Woodruff00.0 AR 17 – McCrory, Tupelo
0.60.97 AR 269 south – Morton
4.47.1 AR 145 north
Jackson6.810.9 AR 33 south – Tupelo
8.914.3 AR 42 east – Hickory Ridge
14.122.7 AR 145 north – Blackville
Amagon20.933.6 AR 14 – Newport, Waldenburg
Gap in route
00.0 AR 14 / AR 384 south – Balch, Waldenburg, Newport
6.510.5 AR 18 east – Jonesboro, Cashsouth end of AR 18 overlap
Grubbs00.0 AR 18 west – Newportnorth end of AR 18 overlap
6.410.3 Future I-57 / US 67 – Newport, Little Rock, Cash, Jonesborointerchange; US 67 exit 95
Tuckerman12.520.1 AR 367 north – Hoxiesouth end of AR 367 overlap
00.0 AR 367 south – Newportnorth end of AR 367 overlap
2.43.9 AR 226 west
5.38.5 AR 17 south – Diaz
IndependenceCord12.920.8 AR 122 to AR 25 – Newark
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
BentonGateway00.0 US 62 – Eureka Springs, Rogers, Fayetteville
0.60.97 Route 37 north – SeligmanMissouri state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

History[edit]

Highway 47
LocationBenton County
Existed1926–1979

Arkansas Highway 37 was first formed in the original 1926 state highway plan as a route from AR 17 near McCrory north to AR 18 near Grubbs.[6] By 1940, the route had been extended north to Tuckerman, existing as a gravel road, and in some portions, an unimproved dirt road.[7] By 1945, the routing was extended to Cord. The highway's routing has remained essentially unchanged since this extension, though the route is now paved.

Highway 47 was the former designation for U.S. Highway 62 between Rogers and Gateway and Highway 37 between Gateway and the Missouri State Line. Running a distance of approximately 18 miles (29 km), its southern terminus was at the intersection of U.S. Route 71 (aka 8th & Walnut Streets) in Rogers then passed through the communities of Avoca and Garfield before it ended at the Missouri state line just north of Gateway. When U.S. 62 was designated in Arkansas in 1930, Highway 47 was truncated to the 12-mile (0.80 km) segment from Gateway to the Missouri state line where it continued as Route 37. The brief connector segment was renumbered in January 1976 to match the Missouri designation, thus providing continuity for travelers seeking Eureka Springs.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "[Arkansas] State Highways 2009 (Database)." April 2010. AHTD: Planning and Research Division. Database. Archived 2011-07-07 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved April 25, 2011.
  2. ^ General Highway Map - Benton County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map) (8/24/10 ed.). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved April 25, 2011.
  3. ^ General Highway Map - Woodruff County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map) (9/2/00 ed.). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved April 25, 2011.
  4. ^ General Highway Map - Jackson County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map) (10/21/2010 ed.). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved April 25, 2011.
  5. ^ General Highway Map - Independence County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map) (10/06/2006 ed.). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved April 25, 2011.
  6. ^ Map of State of Arkansas showing System of State Highways (Map) (Initial 1926 ed.). Arkansas State Highway Department. Archived from the original on July 7, 2011. Retrieved April 25, 2011.
  7. ^ Map of the StateHighway System of Arkansas (Map) (1940 ed.). Arkansas State Highway Department. Archived from the original on October 13, 2011. Retrieved April 25, 2011.
  8. ^ "Minutes of the Meeting" (PDF). Arkansas State Highway Commission. January 29, 1976. p. 604. Retrieved December 2, 2013.

External links[edit]

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