Alabama State Route 36

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State Route 36

AL 36 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Length44.5 mi[1] (71.6 km)
Major junctions
West end SR 33 in Wren
Major intersections SR 157 southeast of Moulton
US 31 in Hartselle
I-65 in Hartselle
SR 67 southeast of Somerville
East end US 231 in Lacey’s Spring
CountryUnited States
CountiesLawrence, Morgan
Highway system
  • Alabama State Highway System
SR 35 SR 37

State Route 36 (SR 36) is a 44.5-mile-long (71.6 km) east–west state highway in the northern part of the U.S. state of Alabama. The western terminus of the highway is at its intersection with SR 33 at Wren, an unincorporated community in Lawrence County. The eastern terminus of the highway is at its intersection with U.S. Route 231 (US 231) at Lacey’s Spring in Morgan County.

Route description

Alabama State Route 36 begins in Wren at AL-33. To the south is the hill that is characteristic of the northern border of the William B. Bankhead National Forest directly visible to the south. It enters Speake and junctions with AL-157 directly after an s-bend. It crosses the two roadways of the road (AL-157 is a four-lane divided highway) and s-bends again. It crosses the county line into Morgan County.

The route almost immediately enters Danville and junctions with CR-41 (Danville Road), which leads to Addison and Decatur. . It junctions with CR-72 (Iron Man Road) and continues onward to U.S. 31 in Hartselle. It passes through the center of town and reaches I-65 three miles later. Past this point, the route is in almost a completely straight line. To the south, there are visible mountains. It eventually junctions with AL-67. This is located in Somerville, in a part referred to by some as Pence. Two miles later, it turns northeast and passes through forest, entering Cotaco, which is home to its junctions with CR-35 (Cotaco-Florette Road) and CR-32 (Union Hill Road). It passes by Lacey Springs then drops down to its eastern terminus at U.S. 231. This junction is four miles south of the Tennessee River/Huntsville's city limits and fourteen miles north of Arab.


The current designation of SR 36 was formed in 1957 along the former route of SR 33. Beginning in 1940, the first incarnation of SR 36 was along the current route of SR 33.

Major intersections

LawrenceWren0.00.0 SR 33 – Double Springs, MoultonWestern terminus
Speake7.912.7 SR 157
MorganDanville11.919.2 CR 41 (Danville Road)
Hartselle21.234.1 US 31 (SR 3) – Decatur, Cullman
23.638.0 I-65 – Nashville, BirminghamI-65 exit 328
Pence31.951.3 SR 67 – Decatur, Oneonta, Somerville
Lacey's Spring44.571.6 US 231 (SR 53) – Huntsville, ArabEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Google (26 December 2014). "Overview map of SR 36" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 26 December 2014.