Pennsylvania Route 547

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PA Route 547 marker

PA Route 547
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length: 11.000 mi[1] (17.703 km)
Existed: 1928 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 11 in Harford Township
  I-81 in Harford Township
North end: PA 492 in Jackson Township
Location
Counties: Susquehanna
Highway system
PA 546 PA 549

Pennsylvania Route 547 (PA 547) is an 11-mile-long (18 km) state highway located in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. The southern terminus is at U.S. Route 11 in Harford Township. The northern terminus is at Route 492 in Jackson Township.

Route description[edit]

Route 547 approaching Route 492 in Jackson Township

Route 547 begins at a fork in the road from U.S. Route 11 in the community of Kingsley, a portion of Harford Township. The highway heads northward through forestry and parallels Stephens Avenue. The route, heading northward through the hills, makes a gradual curve and turns to the southeast and until the intersection with Appleman Road, remains rural. At Appleman Road, Route 547 turns eastward along the right-of-way continues through fields. The road, designated the Senator Ed Jones Highway, goes through Harford Township and turns northeastward, passing ponds along the side of the highway. As the road curves to the north, it parallels and intersects with Creek Road, a local road, and enters the downtown portion of Harford. Route 547 gains the name of Main Street and turning to the northeast through the residential area of Harford. At Fair Hill Road, Route 547 turns off Main Street and leaves Harford. The route heads eastward through a rural farms and turn northeast into an interchange with Exit 217 of Interstate 81.[2]

After the interchange with Interstate 81, Route 547 winds to the northeast through forests and fields before the intersection with Goff Road, a sporadic stretch of homes appears. The route turns to the northeast, winding through Gibson Township and into the village of Gibson. In downtown Gibson, Route 547 is unnamed, intersecting with the eastern terminus of Route 848. At Route 848, Route 547 continues on the eastward right-of-way, forking to the north at an intersection with the Old Newburgh Turnpike. Heading north out of Gibson, Route 547 becomes predominantly rural, with a large mix of forests and fields surrounding the highways. Turning to the northeast slightly, the route passes some local houses. Route 547 enters Jackson Township and terminates at an intersection with Route 492. The right-of-way of Route 547 continues north as Quadrant Route 1019.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Susquehanna County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Harford Township 0.000 0.000 US 11 – Nicholson, New Milford
5.022 8.082 I-81 – Scranton, Binghamton Exit 217 (I-81)
Gibson Township 7.422 11.945 PA 848 west – New Milford Eastern terminus of Route 848
Jackson Township 11.000 17.703 PA 492 / SR 1019 – Jackson, New Milford, Susquehanna
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bureau of Maintenance and Operations (January 2015). Roadway Management System Straight Line Diagrams (Report) (2015 ed.). Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 30, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Microsoft; Nokia (July 6, 2011). "Overview map of Pennsylvania Route 547" (Map). Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

KML is from Wikidata
  • Kitsko, Jeffrey J. (2017). "PA 547". Pennsylvania Highways. Retrieved July 6, 2011.