Ohio State Route 125

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State Route 125 marker

State Route 125
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length85.79 mi[1] (138.07 km)
Existed1926–present
Major junctions
West end US 50 / SR 561 in Cincinnati
  I-275 in Withamsville

US 68 near Georgetown

US 62 in Russelville
East end US 52 in Friendship
Location
CountiesHamilton, Clermont, Brown, Adams, Scioto
Highway system
SR 124SR 126

State Route 125 (SR 125) is an east–west state highway in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Ohio. Its western terminus is within the Cincinnati city limits, about 5 miles (8.0 km) east of downtown, at U.S. Route 50 – this is also the western terminus of State Route 32 and the southern terminus of State Route 561. The route’s eastern terminus is at U.S. Route 52 approximately 7 miles (11 km) west of Portsmouth near the village of Friendship.

Heading east from the Cincinnati neighborhoods of Mount Lookout, Linwood, and Mount Washington, State Route 125 passes through numerous subdivisions in Anderson Township as a four lane road, Beechmont Avenue. After Nordyke Road, State Route 125 becomes Ohio Pike, the old Ohio Turnpike, originally built in 1831 by E.G. Penn,[2] not related to the modern highway of the same name. Passing under Interstate 275, State Route 125 begins to lose its suburban feel after the villages of Amelia and Hamlet as it heads into the countryside of eastern Clermont, Brown, Adams, and Scioto Counties.

Near its eastern terminus, the route passes through Shawnee State Forest, the largest in the state of Ohio, and by the Shawnee State Lodge and Park, Roosevelt Lake, and Turkey Creek Lake. This section of State Route 125 is part of the Scenic Scioto Heritage Trail.[3]

See also National Scenic Byway, Ohio Byway, and Shawnee State Forest and Park map

History[edit]

  • 1926 – Route certified; originally routed from 7 miles (11 km) east of downtown Cincinnati to Friendship along the current U.S. Route 50 from 7 miles (11 km) to 9 miles (14 km) east of downtown Cincinnati, and along its own current alignment from 9 miles (14 km) east of downtown Cincinnati to Friendship; this entire route was State Route 25 before 1926; 7 miles (11 km) to 11 miles (18 km) east of downtown dually certified with the former State Route 74.[4]
  • 1946 – Extended to downtown Cincinnati along U.S. Route 50, U.S. Route 52, and State Route 74.[4]
  • 1956 – Truncated at 9 miles (14 km) east of downtown Cincinnati.[4]
  • 1959 – From its western terminus to Amelia upgraded to 4 lanes.[4]
  • 1962 – State Route 74 renumbered to State Route 32.[4]
  • 1972 – Amelia to Bethel and 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Georgetown to Georgetown upgraded to divided highway.[4]
  • 1997 – From Interstate 275 to Bethel downgraded from divided highway to 4-lane undivided highway.[4]

Before 1926[edit]

Major junctions[edit]

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
HamiltonCincinnati0.00–
0.13
0.00–
0.21
US 50 west (Columbia Parkway) / SR 561 north (Linwood Avenue) / SR 32 begins – Downtown CincinnatiInterchange; no access to US 50 east, from US 50 west; southern terminus of SR 561; western end of SR 32 concurrency
0.38–
0.42
0.61–
0.68
Wilmer Avenue / Wooster Road – Lunken Airport
Anderson Township1.40–
1.60
2.25–
2.57
SR 32 east – Newtown, BataviaInterchange; eastern end of SR 32 concurrency
ClermontUnion Township8.15–
8.43
13.12–
13.57
I-275 to US 52 / I-71 – Kentucky, ColumbusExit 65 (I-275)
PierceBatavia
township line
14.5123.35 SR 132 south – New RichmondWestern end of SR 132 concurrency
14.8323.87 SR 132 north – BataviaEastern end of SR 132 concurrency
MonroeBatavia
township line
16.4126.41 SR 222 southWestern end of SR 222 concurrency
Tate Township17.8728.76 SR 222 north / Bantam RoadEastern end of SR 222 concurrency
Bethel22.1835.70 SR 232 south – Point PleasantNorthern terminus of SR 232
22.5636.31 SR 133 (Main Street)
BrownHamersville28.6746.14 SR 774 (Orchard Street)
Clark Township30.0348.33 SR 505 south / Feesburg RoadNorthern terminus of SR 505
Georgetown34.4855.49 SR 221 south (West Grant Avenue) – HigginsportNorthern terminus of SR 221
Pleasant Township36.5258.77 US 68 north – Mt. OrabWestern end of US 68 concurrency
37.5460.41 US 68 south – RipleyEastern end of US 68 concurrency
Russellville41.5466.85 US 62 (Columbus Street)
Byrd Township47.17–
47.21
75.91–
75.98
SR 353 west / SR 763 southEastern terminus of SR 353 / northern terminus of SR 763
AdamsLiberty Township53.5186.12 SR 136 – Cherry Fork, Manchester
West Union57.0591.81 SR 41 south (Manchester Street) / Walnut Street – Bentonville, AberdeenWestern end of SR 41 concurrency
57.2792.17 SR 247 north (Cross Street)Western end of SR 241 concurrency
57.4292.41 SR 247 south (2nd Street)Eastern end of SR 241 concurrency
57.8393.07 SR 41 north (Main Street) / Wilson Drive – PeeblesEastern end of SR 41 concurrency
Tiffin Township63.32101.90 SR 348 eastWestern terminus of SR 348
SciotoNile Township85.79138.07 US 52 – Rome, Portsmouth
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "DESTAPE". Ohio Department of Transportation. July 3, 2014. Retrieved September 4, 2014.
  2. ^ Clermont County, Ohio: History of Amelia Archived January 27, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Ohio Department of Transportation. "Ohio Byways". Retrieved 2007-07-18.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i Route 125 (The Unofficial Ohio State Highways Web Site) by John Simpson[unreliable source] Archived December 27, 2004, at the Wayback Machine.

External links[edit]

Route map:

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