Pennsylvania Route 547
|Maintained by PennDOT|
|Length||11.000 mi (17.703 km)|
|Existed||1928 – present|
|South end||US 11 in Harford Township|
|I-81 in Harford Township|
|North end||PA 492 in Jackson Township|
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 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.
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.
The entire route is in Susquehanna County.
|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|
- Bureau of Maintenance and Operations (January 2015). Roadway Management System Straight Line Diagrams (Report) (2015 ed.). Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on February 17, 2011. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
- Susquehanna County (PDF)
- Microsoft; Nokia (July 6, 2011). "Overview map of Pennsylvania Route 547" (Map). Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
Route map: Google
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Pennsylvania Route 547.|
- Kitsko, Jeffrey J. (2018). "PA 547". Pennsylvania Highways. Retrieved July 6, 2011.