Ohio State Route 681

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State Route 681 marker

State Route 681
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 39.43 mi[4][5] (63.46 km)
Existed: 1962[1][2][3] – present
Major junctions
West end: SR 356 near Albany
  US 50 / SR 32 in Albany
US 33 in Darwin
East end: SR 124 in Reedsville
Location
Counties: Athens, Meigs
Highway system
SR 680 SR 682

State Route 681 (SR 681) is a 39.53-mile (63.62 km) long east–west state highway in the southern portion of the U.S. state of Ohio. The western terminus of SR 681 is at a T-intersection with SR 356 approximately 6.75 miles (10.86 km) northwest of Albany. Its eastern terminus is also at a T-intersection, this time with SR 124 nearly 9.50 miles (15.29 km) southeast of Coolville.

Route description[edit]

SR 681 traverses southwestern Athens County and northern Meigs County. There are no portions of SR 681 that are included within the National Highway System (NHS). The NHS is a network of highways identified as being most important for the economy, mobility and defense of the country.[6]

History[edit]

The SR 681 designation was applied in 1962. Maintaining the same routing through Athens and Meigs Counties throughout its history, SR 681 replaced what was known as SR 680 prior to 1962. This was done to coincide with the coming of the Interstate Highway System to Ohio, which included Interstate 680 (I-680) in the Youngstown area. Ohio follows a standard that no numerical designation may be duplicated among Interstate, U.S. and Ohio state routes, so to avoid a conflict, SR 680 was re-numbered as SR 681.[1] [2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[4][5] km Destinations Notes
Athens Waterloo Township 0.00 0.00 SR 356
Albany 7.15 11.51 US 50 / SR 32 – Athens, McArthur, Wellston Interchange
Meigs Scipio Township 12.53 20.17 SR 684 south – Pageville Northern terminus of SR 684
Bedford Township 19.95 32.11 US 33 – Athens, Pomeroy Interchange
Orange Township 31.65 50.94 SR 7 – Pomeroy, Marietta
Olive Township 39.43 63.46 SR 124 – Little Hocking, Pomeroy
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b Official Ohio Highway Map (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by ODOH. Ohio Department of Highways. 1961. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  2. ^ a b Official Ohio Highway Map (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by ODOH. Ohio Department of Highways. 1962. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  3. ^ "Will Rt. 75 Become Known As Rt. 93?". The Logan Daily News. April 27, 1962. p. 1. Retrieved June 10, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ a b Ohio Department of Transportation. "Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams: SR 681, Athens County" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-09-23. 
  5. ^ a b Ohio Department of Transportation. "Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams: SR 681, Meigs County" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-09-23. 
  6. ^ National Highway System: Ohio (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. December 2003. Retrieved 2011-09-22.