Ohio State Route 56

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State Route 56 marker

State Route 56
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length 108.80 mi[1] (175.10 km)
Existed 1923 – present
Major junctions
West end SR 29 near Mutual
 

I-70 near Summerford
I-71 near Mount Sterling
US 22 / US 23 in Circleville

SR 93 near Orland
East end SR 682 in Athens
Location
Counties Champaign, Clark, Madison, Pickaway, Hocking, Vinton, Athens
Highway system
SR 55SR 57

State Route 56 (SR 56) is a west–east state highway in central Ohio. Its western terminus is at SR 29 near Mutual, and its eastern terminus is at SR 682 in Athens.

Route description[edit]

SR 56 travels in a generally northwest-southwest direction in an arc around the southwestern side of Columbus.[2] As of 2012, no part of SR 56 is included within the National Highway System.[3]

History[edit]

The route of SR 56 between Mutual and Laurelville has been included within the state highway system since 1912.[4] In 1923, the many numbered routes were unified as SR 56 running along the route it continues to run today.[5][6] By 1926, the route was extended east from its end in Laurelville to Athens running along the same route it has currently.[7][8]

Major junctions[edit]

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
ChampaignUnion Township0.000.00 SR 29 – Urbana, Mechanicsburg
2.143.44 SR 4
Clark
No major junctions
MadisonSomerford Township11.4718.46 SR 187 north – MechanicsburgSouthern terminus of SR 187
12.3919.94 I-70 – Springfield, ColumbusExit 72 (I-70)
13.2021.24 US 40 (National Road) – Springfield, Columbus
London17.1727.63 US 42 / SR 38 north / SR 665 begins (High Street) / SR 142 eastWestern end of SR 38 / SR 665 concurrency; western terminus of SR 142
17.4828.13 SR 38 south / SR 665 east (Center Street)Eastern end of SR 38 / SR 665 concurrency
Pleasant Township29.4847.44 I-71 – Cincinnati, ColumbusExit 84 (I-71)
32.1451.72 SR 323 westEastern terminus of SR 323
Mount Sterling32.9252.98 US 62 west / SR 3 south (Main Street) / SR 207 beginsWestern end of SR 207 concurrency
32.9953.09 US 62 east / SR 3 north (Columbus Street) / SR 207 southEastern end of SR 207 concurrency
PickawayMonroe Township38.6562.20 SR 316 east / CR 21 (Five Points Pike) – DarbyvilleWestern terminus of SR 316
Jackson Township49.2279.21 SR 104 – Chillicothe, Columbus
Wayne Township51.2082.40 US 22 west / CR 100 – Washington Court HouseWestern end of US 22 concurrency
Circleville52.3784.28 US 23 – Chillicothe, ColumbusInterchange
52.7684.91 SR 188 east (Court Street)Western terminus of SR 188
53.4185.96 US 22 east (Lancaster Pike) / Mingo StreetEastern end of US 22 concurrency
Salt Creek Township60.2897.01 SR 159 – Kingston, Tarlton
67.19108.13 SR 180 west – AdelphiWestern end of SR 180 concurrency
HockingLaurelville67.84109.18 SR 180 east (Main Street) / Water StreetEastern end of SR 180 concurrency
Benton Township77.23124.29 SR 664 north – LoganSouthern terminus of SR 664
81.39130.98 SR 374 northSouthern terminus of SR 374
VintonSwan Township85.95138.32 SR 93 – Logan, McArthur
Brown Township89.60144.20 SR 328 south – McArthurWestern end of SR 328 concurrency
HockingStarr Township92.15148.30 SR 328 north – Union Furnace, LoganEastern end of SR 328 concurrency
96.25154.90 SR 278 south – Lake Hope State Park, ZaleskiWestern end of SR 278 concurrency
96.34155.04 SR 278 north – NelsonvilleEastern end of SR 278 concurrency
Vinton
No major junctions
AthensWaterloo Township100.61161.92 SR 356 south – Mineral, AlbanyNorthern terminus of SR 356
101.79163.82 SR 691 north – NelsonvilleSouthern terminus of SR 691
Athens108.80175.10 SR 682 (South Plains Street) / West Union Street – The Plains, Chauncey
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b Ohio Department of Transportation. "Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams". Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ Google (January 18, 2014). "Ohio State Route 56" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  3. ^ National Highway System: Ohio (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. October 2012. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ Map of Ohio Showing Inter-County Highways (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by James R. Marker, State Highway Commissioner. Ohio State Highway Department. 1912. Retrieved August 18, 2013. 
  5. ^ Map of Ohio State Highways Showing All Improved Roadways (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by E.C. Blosser. Ohio Department of Highways and Public Works. 1922. Retrieved August 18, 2013. 
  6. ^ Map of Ohio Showing State Routes (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by L.A. Boulay, Director. ODOH. 1923. Retrieved August 18, 2013. 
  7. ^ Map of Ohio Showing State Routes (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by G.F. Schlesinger, Director. ODOH. 1925. Retrieved August 18, 2013. 
  8. ^ Map of Ohio Showing State Routes (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by G.F. Schlesinger, Director. ODOH. 1926. Retrieved September 22, 2013.