U.S. Route 127 in Tennessee

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U.S. Route 127 marker

U.S. Route 127
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Length136.67 mi[1] (219.95 km)
Major junctions
South end US 27 in Red Bank
 
North end US 127 at Static
Location
CountiesHamilton, Sequatchie, Bledsoe, Cumberland, Fentress, Pickett
Highway system
SR 126SR 127

U.S. Route 127 (US 127) in Tennessee runs a 136.67-mile-long (219.95 km) route from Chattanooga to the Kentucky state line at Static via Dunlap, Pikeville, Crossville, and Jamestown.

Route description[edit]

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US 127 begins at an interchange with US 27 near the Chattanooga suburb of Red Bank. It, along with SR 8 as its hidden, or secret, companion, goes through Signal Mountain and Walden before entering Sequatchie County. SR 8 parts with US 127 to join SR 111 west of Dunlap; SR 28 joins US 127 for the remainder of the U.S. Route’s path through the state. From Dunlap, it parallels the Sequatchie River.

US 127 traverses Bledsoe and Cumberland Counties in a north-northeasterly fashion through lots of rural area, along with the city of Pikeville, where it has a brief concurrency with SR 30. Further north in Cumberland County, it arrives in Crossville, where it has intersections with US 70 (SR 1), and then traverse I-40 at its Exit 317 interchange before turning due north.

The highway enters Fentress County near the town of Clarkrange, and then continues northward to Jamestown. After bypassing Jamestown, the highway then turns northwestward to Pall Mall, where it passes Alvin C. York Historical Site, and crosses the Wolf River. It then traverses portions of east-central Pickett County before reaching the town of Static, where its intersection with SR 111 is the U.S. highway’s last intersection on Tennessee soil before crossing the state line into Clinton County in south-central Kentucky, where its junction with Kentucky Route 1076 is located.

History[edit]

The former alignment of US 127 (Main Street) at SR 52 in downtown Jamestown

US 127's current alignment was signed solely as SR 28 until the US 127 corridor's southern terminus was relocated to Chattanooga when the US route was extended south from Cincinnati, Ohio. From 1958 until the 2010s, US 127’s southern terminus was originally located in downtown Chattanooga, where it intersected US 41 during that route’s concurrency with US 76.

in 1987, the entire alignment of US 127 in Tennessee and Kentucky became the main route for the first annual 127 Corridor Sale. The yard sale route has since extended into other areas along US 127 into Ohio, as well as varied state highways in southern Hamilton County, and into northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama.

Junction list[edit]

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
HamiltonRed Bank US 27 (SR 27 east/SR 29) / SR 8 south (Signal Mountain Road) – Chattanooga, DaytonSouthern terminus; interchange; southern end of unsigned SR 8/SR 27 concurrency
Signal Mountain SR 27 west (Suck Creek Road) – Powells CrossroadsNorthern end of unsigned SR 27 concurency
SequatchieCenter Point SR 283 south (E Valley Road) – Powells CrossroadsNorthern terminus of SR 283
Dunlap SR 28 south – Whitwell, JasperSouthern end of unsigned SR 28 concurrency
SR 8 north / SR 111 – Cookeville, ChattanoogaInterchange; northern end of unsigned SR 8 concurrency
BledsoePikeville SR 30 east – DaytonSouthern end of SR 30 concurrency
SR 30 west – Spencer, Fall Creek Falls State ParkNorthern end of SR 30 concurrency
CumberlandVandever Road to SR 282 – Lake Tansi VillageConnector to SR 282 and Lake Tansi Village
Cumberland Homesteads SR 419 north (Pigeon Ridge Road) – Cumberland Mountain State Park, Lake Tansi VillageSouthern terminus of SR 419
SR 68 south – Spring CityNorthern terminus of SR 68
Crossville SR 392 (Miller Avenue)Beltway around downtown Crossville
US 70 / SR 101 (Lantana Road/SR 1) – Sparta, Lake Tansi Village, Fairfield Glade, Rockwood
SR 298 north (Genesis Road) to I-40Southern terminus of SR 298
SR 392 south (Miller Avenue)Northern terminus of SR 392; beltway around downtown Crossville
US 70N west (Elmore Road/SR 24 west) – MontereyEastern terminus of US 70N and unsigned SR 24
SR 462 south (Northside Drive/Interstate Drive)Northwest Connector
I-40 – Knoxville, NashvilleI-40 Exit 317
FentressClarkrange SR 62 (Clarkrange Highway/Deer Lodge Highway) – Monterey, Wartburg
Grimsley SR 85 west (Wilder Road) – LivingstonEastern terminus of SR 85
SR 296 east (Taylor Place Road) – AllardtWestern terminus of SR 296
JamestownOld U.S. 127 (South Main Street)
SR 52 (East Central Avenue/Allardt Highway) – Jamestown, Allardt, RugbyInterchange
SR 154 (Pickett Parks Highway) – Jamestown, Pickett State Park, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Monticello, KYInterchange
Old US 127 (North York Highway, North Main Street)
Pickett SR 325 west (Red Hill Road) – ByrdstownEastern terminus of SR 325
SR 295 west (Parker Road) – ByrdstownEastern terminus of SR 295
Static KY 1076 northIntersection right on the state line; southern terminus of KY 1076
SR 111 south – Livingston, Byrdstown
US 127 north – Albany, Jamestown
Northern terminus of SR 111 on the state line; US 127 continues north into Kentucky; northern terminus of unsigned SR 28
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google (December 20, 2018). "Overview Map of US 127 in Tennessee" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 20, 2018.
  2. ^ Tennessee 127 Yard Sale Map. 127YardSale.com. Retrieved March 21, 2019.

External links[edit]


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