Kentucky Route 100

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Kentucky Route 100 marker

Kentucky Route 100
Route information
Maintained by KYTC
Length: 95.404 mi[1] (153.538 km)
Major junctions
West end:
US 68 Bus. in Russellville
  US 31W in Franklin
I-65 near Franklin
US 31E / US 231 near Scottsville
East end: KY 90 near Waterview
Counties: Logan, Simpson, Allen, Monroe, Cumberland
Highway system
KY 99 KY 101

Kentucky Route 100 originates at a junction with U.S. Highway 68X in Russellville in Logan County. The route continues through Simpson County, Allen County and Monroe County to terminate at a junction with KY 90 near Waterview in Cumberland County.

According to the Caves, Lakes, and Corvettes regional brochure, the entire KY 100 corridor is considered a Kentucky Scenic Byway.[2]


Kentucky Route 100 was one out of many charter state highways when the statewide system of state highways began in the late 1920s into 1930. Its original western terminus was located near downtown Russellville, and its eastern terminus was originally located about 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Burkesville on KY 90. It originally went through unincorporated small comminities such as Leslie and Arat.[3]

However, at some time between 1945 and 1958,[4] KY 100's final few miles and its eastern terminus were both rerouted to its current location with another intersection with KY 90 at Waterview, further west of Burkesville. KY 1205 and most of KY 691 are the current designations for the original KY 100 ending. The remaining parts of the original alignment in western Cumberland County are either no longer existing (especially the originally unpaved section) or it still does, but is now maintained by the Cumberland County Road Department.[5]

In 2015, KY 100's western terminus was re-located to end at the crossroads intersection with U.S. Route 68 and US 68 Business on the east side of Russellville. This was done to reduce car accidents at the original west terminus, which was also where US 79's northern terminus was originally located.[6]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Logan Russellville 0.00 0.00
US 68 Bus. west / US 68 / KY 80
Western terminus of KY 100
Simpson Middleton 10.242 16.483 KY 103 north Southern terminus of KY 103
Franklin 18.734 30.149 KY 1008 east Western terminus of KY 1008
US 31W north / KY 73 Northern end of US 31W concurrency
KY 383
US 31W south Southern end of US 31W concurrency
20.663 33.254 KY 1008
21.745 34.995 KY 73
22.874 36.812 I-65 – Nashville, Louisville I-65 Exit 6
Allen KY 585 west (Old Franklin Road)
Scottsville 41.717 67.137 US 31E / US 231
43.903 70.655 KY 101 north Southern terminus of KY 101
44.204 71.139 KY 98 east Western end of KY 98 concurrency
Holland 52.669 84.763 KY 99 south Northern terminus of KY 99
Monroe Fountain Run 58.960 94.887 KY 98 west Eastern end of KY 98 concurrency
59.397 95.590 KY 87
Gamaliel 72.992 117.469 KY 63 south to KY 87 Western end of KY 63 concurrency
Tompkinsville KY 163 north / KY 63 north Western end of KY 163 concurrency; Eastern end of KY 63 concurrency
KY 163 south Eastern end of KY 163 concurrency
Cumberland Waterview 95.404 153.538 KY 90 Eastern terminus of KY 100
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Related routes[edit]

Kentucky Route 100 Truck[edit]

Kentucky Route 100 Truck
Location: Franklin, Simpson County
Length: 3.418 mi[1] (5.501 km)

Kentucky Route 100 Truck (KY 100 Truck) is the truck route of KY 100 in Franklin, in Simpson County. It follows the KY 1008 beltway bypassing downtown Franklin to the south. This includes the first 3.418 miles (5.501 km) of KY 1008.


  1. ^ a b Commonwealth of Kentucky. "Official DMI Route Log". Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Scenic Byways".Caves, Lakes, and Corvettes. Kentucky Department of Tourism. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  3. ^ Kentucky Department of State Highways (September 15, 1939). Road Map of Kentucky (PDF) (Map). c. 1:760,320. Frankfort: Kentucky Department of State Highways. 
  4. ^ Kentucky State Highway Department (1958). Cumberland County Highway Map (PDF) (Map) (1958 ed.). Cartography by State-wide Highway Planning Survey. Frankfort. §§ C1 and C2. 
  5. ^ Kentucky State Highway Department (1991). Cumberland County Highway Map (PDF) (Map) (1991 ed.). Cartography by State-wide Highway Planning Survey. Frankfort. §§ IV. 
  6. ^ Kentucky State Highway Department (2006). Logan County Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Cartography by State-wide Highway Planning Survey. Frankfort. §§ IV. 

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