Kentucky Route 1

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Kentucky Route 1 marker

Kentucky Route 1
Route information
Maintained by KYTC
Length 48.486 mi[1][2][3] (78.031 km)
Major junctions
South end KY 3 east of Cadmus
  US 60 / KY 7 in Grayson
I-64 in Grayson
KY 9 (AA Hwy.) in Grayson
North end US 23 / KY 2541 in Greenup
Location
Counties Lawrence, Carter, Greenup
Highway system
KY 6334KY 2

Kentucky Route 1 (KY 1) is a 48.486-mile-long (78.031 km) state highway in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It originates at a junction with KY 3, one mile (1.6 km) east of Cadmus in Lawrence County. The route continues through Grayson in Carter County to terminate at US 23 in Greenup in Greenup County. Part of the highway is co-signed with the Jenny Wiley Trail. Segments of KY 1 are built upon the old Eastern Kentucky Railroad. KY 1 follows parts of the Little Sandy River and parts of a smaller fork of the Little Sandy called the Little Fork upstream of Grayson.

Kentucky Route 1 allows access to Greenbo Lake State Resort Park and River Bend Golf Course, as well to the Oldtown Covered Bridge and the Jesse Stuart Nature Preserve. For general travel between Grayson and Greenup, Kentucky Route 67 is suggested over the much narrower and twisting Route 1.

Caney Falls, on the Little Fork of the Little Sandy, is to the south of Route 1, between Grayson and Route 3.

Route description[edit]

The route originates at a junction with KY 3, one mile (1.6 km) east of Cadmus in Lawrence County and winds southwest for 3.640 miles (5.858 km) until it meets KY 828 and turns more toward the west. At KY 201 in Webbville KY 1 turns toward the northwest, then toward the north in Carter County. In Grayson KY 1 overlaps with US 60, crosses over Interstate 64, meets the eastern terminus of KY 9 (AA Highway), and intersects with KY 7. Roughly 6.5 miles (10.5 km) north of Grayson, KY 1 enters Greenup County. 17.134 miles (27.575 km) north of the Carter-Greenup County line KY 1 meets its northern terminus at US 23 in Greenup just south of the Ohio River.

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Lawrence0.000.00 KY 3 – Ashland, LouisaSouthern terminus
3.6405.858 KY 828 southnorth terminus of KY 828
Webbville12.82020.632 KY 201 south – BlaineNorthern terminus of KY 201
Carter14.16322.793 KY 486 westEastern terminus of KY 486
Willard15.29924.621 KY 1496 eastSouthern end of KY 1496 overlap
15.98225.721 KY 1496 westNorthern end of KY 1496 overlap
Hitchins21.04933.875 KY 773 (Kouns Road)
Grayson24.78639.889 US 60 east – Ashlandsouth end of US 60 overlap
KY 3297 east (Robert & Mary Avenue)
25.47841.003 US 60 west (Main Street) / KY 7 south (Carol Malone Boulevard) – Olive Hill, Sandy Hook, Grayson Lake State Park, Carter Caves State Resort ParkNorthern end of US 60 overlap/Southern end of KY 7 overlap
26.37542.446 I-64 – Lexington, AshlandI-64 exit 172
KY 1947
26.84143.196 KY 9 (AA Hwy.) north – Vanceburg, Maysvillesouth terminus of KY 9
Pactolus27.63644.476 KY 7 northNorthern end of KY 7 overlap
27.76844.688 KY 1910Western terminus of KY 1910
GreenupHopewell31.93051.386 KY 3306 east (Tunnel Branch Road)Western terminus of KY 3306
32.55652.394 KY 784 north (Lost Creek Road)south terminus of KY 784
40.93765.882 KY 1711 west (Greenbo Road) – Greenbo Lake State Resort ParkEastern terminus of KY 1711
42.18067.882 KY 1459 (Low Gap Road)Southern terminus of KY 1459
Argillite42.74068.783 KY 207 southSouthern end of KY 207 overlap
44.00270.814 KY 207 northNorthern end of KY 207 overlap
46.56674.941 KY 2433 west – W Holloweast terminus of KY 2433
Greenup48.48678.031 US 23 / KY 2541 northNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Division of Planning. "Official Milepoint Route Log Extract". Highway Information System. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ Division of Planning. "Official Milepoint Route Log Extract". Highway Information System. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ Division of Planning. "Official Milepoint Route Log Extract". Highway Information System. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 

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