Illinois Route 185

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Illinois Route 185 marker

Illinois Route 185
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length: 49.88 mi[2] (80.27 km)
Existed: 1924[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: IL 127 in Taylor Springs
  US 40 in Vandalia
US 51 in Vandalia
US 40 in Bluff City
I-57 in Farina
East end: IL 37 in Farina
Counties: Montgomery, Fayette
Highway system
IL 184 I-190

Illinois Route 185 is an east–west state road in the south-central portion of the U.S. state of Illinois. Its western terminus is in Taylor Springs at Illinois Route 127, and the eastern terminus is at Farina at Illinois Route 37. This is a distance of 49.88 miles (80.27 km).[2]

Route description[edit]

Illinois 185 runs geographically northwest-southeast through south-central Illinois. It overlaps both U.S. Route 40 and U.S. Route 51 through the city of Vandalia.


SBI Route 185 originally ran from Bluff City to Farina. In 1949, it was extended northwest to Taylor Springs.[1]


  1. ^ a b Carlson, Rich (2005-04-15). "Illinois Highways Page: Routes 181 thru 200.". Retrieved 2006-12-11. 
  2. ^ a b Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08.