Arkansas Highway 197

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Highway 197

AR 197 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ArDOT
Section 1
Length17.33 mi[1] (27.89 km)
South end AR 22 in Subiaco
North endEnd of state maintenance southeast of Tokalon
Section 2
Length1.67 mi[1] (2.69 km)
South end AR 22 in New Blaine
North endEnd of state maintenance near Shoal Bay
Section 3
Length0.28 mi[1] (450 m)
South endEntrance to Rockline Industries Booneville plant
North end AR 10 in Booneville
CountryUnited States
Highway system
AR 196 AR 198

Arkansas Highway 197 (AR 197, Ark. 197, and Hwy. 197) is the designation for a state highway in the U.S. state of Arkansas. The route is split into three sections, all of which are located in western Arkansas. The first and longest section begins at AR 22 in Subiaco, and ends near Lake Dardanelle southwest of Tokalon. The second section begins at AR 22 in New Blaine, and ends just south of Shoal Bay. The third section begins at AR 10 in Booneville, and ends about 0.3 miles (0.48 km) south. All three signed highways are located within Logan County.[2]

Route description

Section 1

The first and longest section begins at AR 22 in Subiaco. The route heads towards the north, before taking a sharp turn towards the east near Wilkins, right at the intersection of AR 393. The route heads more in a northeasterly direction for about 6.5 miles (10.5 km) before entering the town of Scranton, and intersecting AR 109. The route continues east for about 7 miles (11 km) before reaching its northern terminus near Lake Dardanelle. The route is about 17.33 miles (27.89 km) long.[2][3]

Section 2

The second section begins at AR 22 in New Blaine. The southern section of AR 197 around New Blaine is a former alignment of AR 22, and is still used as a primary road to access the town center.[4] AR 197 breaks off of the former AR 22 alignment just east of the town center, heading north. The route ends at Shoal Bay Recreation Area about 1.0 mile (1.6 km) north of New Blaine. The route does not intersect any other signed highways or communities.[2][5]

Section 3

A third section of AR 197 can be found in Booneville. This section begins at AR 10, just west of AR 116, and ends about 0.3 miles (0.48 km) south of its northern terminus, providing access to the Rockline Industries Booneville plant.[2][6]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Logan County.

Subiaco0.000.00 AR 22 – Paris, DardanelleSouthern terminus
AR 393 north
AR 393 southern terminus
AR 288 east – Prairie View
AR 288 western terminus
Scranton9.6115.47 AR 109 – Clarksville, Midway
Tokalon17.3327.89Dead end at Lake DardanelleEastern terminus
Gap in route
New Blaine0.000.00 AR 22 – Dardanelle, ParisSouthern terminus
Shoal Bay1.672.69Shoal Bay RoadNorthern terminus
Gap in route
Booneville0.000.00 AR 10 – Booneville, Danville, Fort SmithNorthern terminus
0.280.45Rockline Industries entranceSouthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c Planning and Research Division (April 27, 2021). "Arkansas Road Log Database". Arkansas Department of Transportation. Archived from the original (MBD) on January 23, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d Planning and Research Division (n.d.). General Highway Map: Logan County (PDF) (Map). 1:62,500. Little Rock: Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department.
  3. ^ Google (April 27, 2021). "Overview: AR 197 (section 1)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved April 27, 2021.
  4. ^ Arkansas Reservation (April 27, 2021). "NRHP New Blaine Alignment of AR 22" (PDF). Arkansas Preservation. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 3, 2018.
  5. ^ Google (April 27, 2021). "Overview: AR 197 (section 2)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved April 27, 2021.
  6. ^ Google (April 27, 2021). "Overview: AR 197 (section 3)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved April 27, 2021.

External links

Media related to Arkansas Highway 197 at Wikimedia Commons