K-38 (Kansas highway)
|Maintained by KDOT|
|Length:||12.990 mi (20.905 km)|
|West end:||K-15 north of Dexter|
|East end:||Ranch Road and Road 2 southwest of Grenola|
K-38 was a Kansas state highway that started at K-15 north of Dexter in rural Cowley County. It was 12.9-mile-long (20.8 km), ending in Chautauqua County at an intersection with a county road. There were no towns or state facilities served by the road. K-38 was never completely paved; the last couple of miles of the road were gravel.
K-38 was decommissioned in November 1997. It is now a county road for both Cowley (CR-28) and Chautauqua (Ranch Road).
K-38 began at a wye intersection with K-15, which headed west toward Winfield and south toward Dexter, in central Cowley County. The highway headed east as a low-grade bituminous surface road with crossings of Grouse Creek, a tributary of the Arkansas River, and Bullington Creek. K-38 veered away from the east–west section line around its crossing of Otter Creek and returned before the route reached the Cowley–Chautauqua county line. The highway became a gravel road on entering Chautauqua County. K-38 continued east 2 miles (3.2 km) to its end at a junction of section line roads, east–west Ranch Road and north–south Road 2, near the Caney River in northwestern Chautauqua County; the nearest city to the highway's terminus is Grenola in southwestern Elk County, and the closest city in the county was Cedar Vale to the south.
|Cowley||||0.000||0.000||K-15 – Dexter, Winfield||Western terminus|
|Chautauqua||||12.990||20.905||Road 2 / Ranch Road east||Eastern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Kansas State Highway Commission. "Resolution Revising the Description of the Alignment of K-38 in Cowley and Chautauqua Counties as Passed by the State Highway Commission of Kansas January 7, 1937". Kansas Department of Transportation. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
- "KDOT 1997 Highway and Route Changes". October 7, 2005. Retrieved 2007-12-29.
- Bureau of Transportation Planning. General Highway Map: Cowley County (PDF) (Map) (1984 ed.). 1:125,000. Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Transportation. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
- Bureau of Transportation Planning. General Highway Map: Chautauqua County (PDF) (Map) (1984 ed.). 1:125,000. Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Transportation. Retrieved May 4, 2017.