Tennessee State Route 87
|Maintained by TDOT|
|Length||39.18 mi (63.05 km)|
|West end||Dead end at Mississippi River near Fort Pillow State Park|
| SR 207 at Fulton|
US 51 near Henning
SR 209 at Henning
|East end||SR 19 near Brownsville|
State Route 87 (SR 87) is a secondary state highway located in Lauderdale and Haywood counties in West Tennessee. SR 87 runs west to east through mixed terrain of bluffs and rolling hills in Lauderdale County and mostly river bottoms in Haywood County. SR 87 is a two-lane facility throughout its length and features a 50-55 MPH speed limit depending on terrain. This highway is also narrow and in poor condition in several locations. This highway provides direct access to West Tennessee State Penitentiary and indirect access to Fort Pillow State Park via State Route 207. The western terminus of SR 87 is notable due to the extreme levels of erosion from the Mississippi River that has created a very sharp and unstable "cliff" that forced TDOT to erect a barricade to stop vehicles from driving over the edge and into the river.
SR 87 begins on the banks of the Mississippi River in Lauderdale County, just north of the mouth of the Hatchie River. The highway then passes through the community of Fulton, where it has an intersection with SR 207, which provides access to Fort Pillow State Park. SR 87 continues east through wooded areas and passes by the West Tennessee State Penitentiary before coming to the community of Cherry, where it has its first intersection with SR 371. The highway then goes east through farmland and has another intersection with SR 371 before coming to an intersection with US 51/SR 3 and entering the town of Henning. SR 87 enters downtown along Graves Avenue before having a short concurrency with SR 209 (Main Street). SR 87 then leaves Henning along Mc Farland Avenue and passes just south of Durhamville before continuing east and crossing into Haywood County.
|Lauderdale||Fulton||0.0||0.0||Dead end at Mississippi River||Western terminus|
|SR 207 north (Park Road) – Fort Pillow State Park||Southern terminus of SR 207|
|Cherry||SR 371 east||Western terminus of SR 371; former SR 87A|
|||SR 371 west||Eastern terminus of SR 371; former SR 87A|
|Henning||US 51 (Jefferson Davis Highway/SR 3) – Covington, Ripley|
|SR 209 north (N Main Street) – Ripley||Western end of SR 209 concurrency; former US 51|
|SR 209 south (S Main Street)||Eastern end of SR 209 concurrency; former US 51|
|Haywood||Brownsville||39.18||63.05||SR 19 (Haralson Street) to I-40 – Ripley, Nutbush, Downtown||Eastern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
Counties traversed (West to East)
SR 87 traverses the following counties shown in the table below.