Arkansas Highway 285

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Highway 285

AR 285 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ArDOT
Section 1
Length6.17 mi[1] (9.93 km)
South end US 65 near Greenbrier
North endWoolly Hollow State Park
Section 2
Length9.90 mi[1] (15.93 km)
South end AR 25 in Wooster
North end AR 124 at Martinville
Section 3
Length4.86 mi[1] (7.82 km)
South end US 65 in Damascus
North end AR 92 at Rabbit Ridge
CountryUnited States
Highway system
AR 284 AR 286

Highway 285 (AR 285, Ark. 285, and Hwy. 285) is a designation for three north–south state highways in central Arkansas. One route of 6.17 miles (9.93 km) runs north from US Route 65 near Greenbrier to Woolly Hollow State Park in Faulkner County.[2] A second route of 9.90 miles (15.93 km) begins at Highway 25 in Wooster and runs north to Highway 124 at Martinville, also in Faulkner County.[2] A third segment runs north from US 65 in Damascus to Highway 92 at Rabbit Ridge in Van Buren County.[3]

Route description

Greenbrier to Woolly Hollow State Park

The route begins north of Greenbrier in Faulkner County at US Route 65 (US 65) near the historic Merritt House listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).[4] Highway 285 winds east through a sparsely populated area of the county before terminating at Woolly Hollow Road, which serves as the entrance to Woolly Hollow State Park.[2] The roadway continues east as Blythe Road under county maintenance.

Wooster to Martinville

Highway 285 begins in Wooster at Highway 25. The highway winds north to Shady Grove where it serves as the southern terminus for Highway 225. Highway 285 continues north through Bono and Twin Groves before terminating at Highway 124 near Martinville.[2]

Damascus to Rabbit Ridge

Highway 285 begins in southern Van Buren County at US 65 in Damascus. The route runs west past the Damascus Gymnasium and Melvin Chrisco House, both listed on the NRHP, before exiting the corporate limits.[4] Continuing west, the highway turns due north and terminates at Highway 92 at the unincorporated community of Rabbit Ridge. It does not intersect any other state highways along its route.[3]

Major intersections

Faulkner0.000.00 US 65 – Conway, ClintonSouthern terminus
Woolly Hollow State Park6.179.93End state maintenance at Woolly Hollow RdNorthern terminus
Highway 285 begins in Wooster
Wooster0.000.00 AR 25 (Reed Rd) – Conway, GreenbrierSouthern terminus
Shady Grove2.433.91
AR 225 north (Reed Rd) – Greenbrier
AR 225 southern terminus
Martinville9.9015.93 AR 124 – Springfield, DamascusNorthern terminus
Highway 285 begins in Damascus
Van BurenDamascus0.000.00 US 65 (Broadway St) – Clinton, ConwaySouthern terminus
Rabbit Ridge4.867.82 AR 92 – Bee Branch, Center RidgeNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c d Planning and Research Division (2010). "Arkansas Road Log Database". Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Archived from the original (Database) on 23 June 2011. Retrieved June 9, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d General Highway Map, Faulkner County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. December 22, 2011. Retrieved April 22, 2013.
  3. ^ a b General Highway Map, Van Buren County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. May 27, 2010. Retrieved April 22, 2013.
  4. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.