Kentucky Route 1681

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Kentucky Route 1681

Old Frankfort Pike
KY 1681 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by KYTC
Length21.448 mi[1] (34.517 km)
Major junctions
West end KY 1659 near Millville
Major intersections US 60 near Jett
US 62 near Midway
KY 4 in Lexington
East end US 60 / KY 922 / Manchester Street in Lexington
CountryUnited States
CountiesWoodford, Franklin, , Fayette
Highway system
KY 1680 KY 1682

Kentucky Route 1681 (KY 1681) is a 21.448-mile (34.517 km) state highway in Kentucky that runs from Kentucky Route 1659 immediately north of Millville to U.S. Route 60, Kentucky Route 922, and Manchester Street on the northwestern side of downtown Lexington.

Route description

The highway originates in northwestern Woodford County at a junction with KY 1659 at Millville. It then goes through parts of southeastern Franklin County, where it runs concurrently with U.S. Route 60 (US 60) for 0.363 miles (0.584 km) before KY 1681 returns to Woodford County, under the alternate name Old Frankfort Pike. This stretch of road was part of the original thoroughfare between Frankfort and Lexington.[2] The route passes the site of Woodburn Stud, the birthplace of Kentucky's thoroughbred industry. The farm is now operated under the name Airdrie Stud.[3]

The highway runs through mainly rural areas of Woodford County, including the point where it intersects US 62. It enters Fayette County (Metro Lexington), and then intersects New Circle Road upon entry into the city. It ends at a junction with US 60, KY 922, and Manchester Street in northwestern downtown Lexington.[4][full citation needed]


KY 1861 formerly traveled along Manchester Street past its current terminus at US 60 and KY 922 to a junction with KY 1928 (Jefferson Street) in downtown Lexington near the Mary Todd Lincoln Home and Rupp Arena.[4]

Major intersections

Woodford0.0000.000 KY 1659Western terminus
US 60 west (Versailles Road)
West end of US 60 overlap
US 60 east (Versailles Road) / Hoover Boulevard
East end of US 60 overlap
KY 1685 south (Steele Road)
West end of KY 1685 overlap
KY 1685 north (Woodlake Road)
East end of KY 1685 overlap
9.62015.482 US 62 (Midway Road)
KY 1967 south (Pisgah Pike)
Northern terminus of KY 1967
KY 1977 east (South Yarnallton Pike)
Western terminus of KY 1977
KY 1969 south (Elkchester Road)
Northern terminus of KY 1969
19.37931.187 KY 4 (New Circle Road)KY 4 exit 6
21.44834.517 US 60 / KY 922 (Oliver Lewis Way) / Manchester StreetEastern terminus; continues as Manchester Street beyond Oliver Lewis Way
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Commonwealth of Kentucky. "Official DMI Route Log". Retrieved August 24, 2018.
  2. ^ DeLorme (2010). Kentucky Atlas & Gazetteer (Map) (4th ed.). Yarmouth, ME: DeLome. pp. 36–37.[full citation needed]
  3. ^ "Airdrie Stud History". Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (2015). Official Kentucky Road Map (PDF) (Map). Frankfort: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Downtown Lexington inset.