Kentucky Route 1297

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Kentucky Route 1297

KY 1297 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by KYTC
Length22.063 mi[1] (35.507 km)
Major junctions
West end KY 1402 east of Bowling Green
Major intersections KY 101 near Kepler
KY 255 in rural western Barren Co.
East end US 31E in Glasgow
CountryUnited States
CountiesBarren, Warren
Highway system
KY 1296 KY 1298

Kentucky Route 1297 (KY 1297) is a 22.063-mile-long (35.507 km) east–west state highway that traverses two counties in south-central Kentucky.

Route description

KY 1297 is one out of two old, original routes from Bowling Green directly to Glasgow, the other being the current U.S. Route 68 (US 68) and KY 80 alignment east of Bowling Green.

KY 1297 starts at an intersection with KY 1402 east of Bowling Green. The road in its entire route from KY 1402 to the Barren County line is known as Gott–Hydro Road. KY 1297's first major intersection is a crossroad intersection with KY 101 between Smiths Grove and Meador. This is in the unincorporated community of Kepler. KY 1297 mainly runs through rural areas of east-central Warren County, and then enters Barren County, where it is known as Old Bowling Green Road. KY 1297's first intersection in Barren County is a crossroads intersection with KY 255, a road that goes from Mammoth Cave National Park to the north side of the Barren River Lake area. KY 1297 goes through more farmland areas in western Barren County. KY 1297 then goes under an overpass carrying the Cumberland Parkway. KY 1297 reaches its end with an intersection with US 31E (L. Roger Wells Boulevard) on the southwestern side of Glasgow.


In June 2014, KY 1297 gained a new intersection with a new extension of the Veterans Outer Loop just west of the Glasgow city limits. The new extension of the Veterans Outer Loop includes an at-grade intersection with KY 1297.[2][3] The state highway designation for the new section of the Veterans Outer Loop is Kentucky Route 3800.

Major intersections

Warren0.0000.000 KY 1402 (Porter Pike)Western terminus
KY 101 (Smiths Grove-Scottsville Road) to I-65
KY 2240 north (Merry Oaks-Railton Road)
Southern terminus of KY-2240
14.11522.716 KY 252 (Bon Ayr Road) – Barren River Lake State Resort Park
KY 685 north (Beckton Road)
Southern terminus of KY 685

KY 3600 east (Veterans Outer Loop) to Cumberland Parkway / US 68 / KY 90 – Glasgow, Cave City
Western terminus of KY 3600
22.07035.518 US 31E (L. Roger Wells Blvd.)Eastern terminus; road continues straight ahead as Cleveland Ave.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Division of Planning (June 13, 2007). "Official Milepoint Route Log Extract". Highway Information System. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Archived from the original on November 9, 2007.
  2. ^ Boswell, Jake (March 31, 2015). "Glasgow Outer Loop To Be Finished In May" Archived 2015-04-16 at the Wayback Machine. WBKO. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  3. ^ Kinslow, Gina (March 31, 2015). "Veterans Outer Loop roadwork should be done by May 1". Glasgow Daily Times. Retrieved April 16, 2015.

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