Tennessee State Route 191

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State Route 191 marker

State Route 191
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Length: 24.02 mi (38.66 km)
Major junctions
South end: I-40 at Exit 133
  US 70 at Camden

US 70 Bus. at Camden
SR 69A at Camden
North end: Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park north of Eva, Tennessee
Location
Counties: Benton
Highway system
SR 190 SR 192

State Route 191 (abbreviated SR 191) is a secondary state highway in Benton County, Tennessee. It runs from Interstate 40 (Exit 133), Birdsong Exit, north to Birdsong Resort, Marina, Lakeside RV and Tent Campgrounds and North America's Only Freshwater Pearl Farm, the Tennessee River Freshwater Pearl Museum, Farm, Tour and Pearl Jewelry Showroom on the scenic Birdsong Creek just 9.2 miles (14.8 km) North of the Birdsong Exit at i-40 then on to Camden and then out 191 North to Nathan Bedford Forest State Park just north of Eva, Tennessee. This highway crosses US 70, US 70 Business, and State Route 69A. This highway passes through the small communities of Eagle Creek, Birdsong, Chalk Level, Camden Bay, Eastview Tennessee, Eva, and the court square in Camden, Tennessee.

Near the northern terminus this road features unstripped shoulders, narrow roadway width, hairpin curves, and degraded pavement. All sections of SR 191 are quite curvy, with speed limits at the southern sections dropping from 55 mph (89 km/h) to 45 mph (72 km/h). North of Camden, Tennessee, the posted speed limit is 50 mph (80 km/h) and drops off from 40 mph (64 km/h) at Eva, Tennessee to as low as 20 mph (32 km/h) inside the state park. Total length of highway is 24.02 miles (38.66 km).

Several good places along the southern end from the beginning at the Interstate on to Birdsong is the scenic overlook of the Tennessee River, a handicap person fishing pier, two launching ramps, Birdsong Resort, Marina and Campgrounds, public swimming pool, picnic area, restrooms with showers, hiking trails, pontoon and fishing boat rentals, fishing bait, tackle and licenses, bank fishing, marina, cabin rentals, tent and RV sites, marine store with parts and a service department, playground area with volleyball, horseshoes, swings, slides, sandpit, skateboard park,boat sales, mobile home park, pearl farm, jewelry showroom, pearl museum, pearl tours, lake tours, civil war tours, fishing tournament weigh in area, Boy Scout camp. horseback riding trails, 4 wheeler trails, several pre civil war cemeteries, cold deep Eagle Creek swimming hole, hickory smoked BBQ and the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge are all what is on the first 15 miles (24 km) of State Route 191 North a.k.a. Birdsong Road from the Interstate 40 to Highway 70.

Northern Terminus Picture, Mile Marker 24 North of Eva, Tennessee
Southern Terminus Picture, Interstate 40 Exit 133

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