Connecticut Route 43

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Route 43 marker

Route 43
Cornwall Hollow Road
Map of Litchfield County in northwestern Connecticut with Route 43 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ConnDOT
Length: 5.06 mi[1] (8.14 km)
Existed: 1932 – present
Major junctions
South end: Route 4 / Route 128 in Cornwall
North end: Route 63 in Cornwall
Location
Counties: Litchfield
Highway system
  • Routes in Connecticut
Route 42 US 44

Route 43 is a Connecticut state highway. It is 5.06 miles (8.14 km) long and runs north–south within the town of Cornwall. It connects the town center with the village of Cornwall Hollow near the Canaan town line.

Route description[edit]

Route 43 begins at the intersection with Route 4 and Route 128 just east of the town center of Cornwall. It runs north for 1.7 miles (2.7 km), crosses the Hollenbeck River, continues for another 2.2 miles (3.5 km), then crosses the Hollenbeck River a second time as it enters the village of Cornwall Hollow. In Cornwall Hollow, Route 43 passes by the General Sedgwick Rest Area, a picnic area along the highway. It continues north another 1.2 miles (1.9 km) to an intersection with Route 63 in northern Cornwall just south of the Canaan town line. Route 43 is known as Cornwall Hollow Road for its entire length.[1]

History[edit]

The main road connecting the towns of Cornwall and Canaan was designated as a state highway in 1922, and was known as Highway 132. The road began in Cornwall center, passed through the villages of Cornwall Hollow, Lower City, and Huntsville, and ended in Falls Village in Canaan, following modern Route 43 then modern Route 63 and modern Route 126. In the 1932 state highway renumbering, old Highway 132 was renumbered to Route 43 except for the northern end. Route 43 ended at U.S. Route 7 in the village of South Canaan, instead of Falls Village. The road to Falls Village became Route 126. On September 11, 1951, Route 63 was extended into the town of Canaan using the northern portion of Route 43.[2] This resulted in Route 43 being cut back to its current northern terminus.[3]

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Cornwall, Litchfield County.

mi[1] km Destinations Notes
0.00 0.00 Route 4 / Route 128 – West Cornwall, Sharon, Goshen
5.06 8.14 Route 63 – Goshen, Canaan Northern terminus of CT 43
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Connecticut State Highway Log Archived 2015-07-26 at WebCite
  2. ^ "Route Changed". Bridgeport Telegram. September 11, 1951. Retrieved November 5, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ Connecticut Routes, Route 43

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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