Pennsylvania Route 890

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PA Route 890 marker

PA Route 890
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length9.003 mi[1] (14.489 km)
Major junctions
South end PA 225 in Zerbe Township
North end PA 61 in Upper Augusta Township
Highway system
PA 889PA 891

Pennsylvania Route 890 (PA 890) is an 9.00-mile-long (14.48 km) state highway located in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. The southern terminus is at PA 225 in Zerbe Township. The northern terminus is at PA 61 in Upper Augusta Township. The route runs through rural areas as a two-lane road, passing through the community of Augustaville. PA 890 was designated in 1928 between Augustaville and U.S. Route 120 (US 120, now PA 61) near Sunbury. The route was extended to PA 225 in Trevorton in 1941.

Route description[edit]

Pennsylvania Route 890 near its southern terminus in Trevorton

PA 890 begins at an intersection with PA 225 in the community of Trevorton in Zerbe Township, running north on two-lane undivided North 5th Street past homes. Leaving Trevorton, the route becomes an unnamed road and heads west across forested Little Mountain. While crossing the mountain, the road briefly enters Shamokin Township before heading into Rockefeller Township. After crossing the mountain, PA 890 enters a mix of farmland and woodland with a few scattered residences, turning to the north. The road passes through Augustaville and continues through more agricultural surroundings with scattered woods and homes. PA 890 heads northwest through more rural areas before entering Upper Augusta Township and reaching its northern terminus at PA 61 in the residential community of Hamilton.[2][3]


Pennsylvania Route 890 north near its northern terminus

When Pennsylvania first legislated routes in 1911, what is now PA 890 was not given a number.[4] PA 890 was designated in 1928 to run from Augustaville north to US 120 (now PA 61) east of Sunbury along an unpaved road.[5][6] By 1930, a small portion of the route south of the US 120 intersection was paved.[6] The entire length of the road was paved in the 1930s.[7] On March 1, 1941, PA 890 was extended south from Augustaville to PA 225 in Trevorton.[8]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Northumberland County.

Zerbe Township0.0000.000 PA 225 (Shamokin Street) – Shamokin, Mandata
Upper Augusta Township9.00314.489 PA 61 (State Street) – Sunbury, Shamokin
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


Route map:

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b 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.
  2. ^ Google (March 4, 2011). "overview of Pennsylvania Route 890" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 4, 2011.
  3. ^ Montour County and Northumberland County, Pennsylvania Highway Map (PDF) (Map). PennDOT. 2011. Retrieved March 4, 2011.
  4. ^ Map of Pennsylvania Showing State Highways (PDF) (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1911. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 5, 2011. Retrieved January 1, 2014.
  5. ^ Map of Pennsylvania (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1928. Retrieved May 7, 2015.
  6. ^ a b Tourist Map of Pennsylvania (PDF) (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1930. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 5, 2011. Retrieved June 24, 2010.
  7. ^ Official Road Map of Pennsylvania (PDF) (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1940. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 5, 2011. Retrieved June 24, 2010.
  8. ^ "Highway Route to be Extended". Shamokin News-Dispatch. February 15, 1941. p. 2. Retrieved August 6, 2015 – via open access

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