Kentucky Route 205

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Kentucky Route 205

KY 205 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by KYTC
Length29.3 mi[1][2] (47.2 km)
Major junctions
South end KY 30 in Jackson
Major intersections KY 15 north of Jackson
KY 15 / KY 1812 in Vancleve
Mountain Parkway / KY 191 in Helechawa
North end US 460 near Greear
CountryUnited States
CountiesBreathitt, Wolfe, Morgan
Highway system
KY 203 KY 206

Kentucky Route 205 (KY 205) is a 29-mile-long (47 km) state highway in the U.S. state of Kentucky. The highway connects mostly rural areas of Breathitt, Wolfe, and Morgan counties with Jackson, Vancleve, and Helechawa.

Route description

Breathitt County

KY 205 begins at an intersection with KY 30 in Jackson, within Breathitt County. The highway parallels the North Fork Kentucky River. It travels to the north-northwest, leaves Jackson, crosses over Shacks Branch, and intersects the southern terminus of KY 3193. It curves to the east-northeast, leaving the river. Then, it curves to the northeast and intersects KY 15. The two highway travel concurrently to the northwest, rejoining the river along the way. When they split, KY 205 travels to the southwest and curves to the west-northwest and travels through Fivemile. The highway curves to the north and intersects the northern terminus of KY 3193. It crosses over Frozen Boone Fork immediately before an intersection with the northern terminus of KY 541 (Mt. Carmel Road). KY 205 heads to the northeast, paralleling the fork, and has an interchange with KY 15/KY 1812. Here, KY 205 and KY 1812 begin a concurrency. They cross over Little Frozen Creek, travel through Wilhurst, and cross Boone Fork before they split. KY 205 heads to the northeast and crosses over the fork. It then crosses over the fork two more times and travels through Simpson. The highway curve to the northeast and enters Wolfe County.[1]

Wolfe County

KY 205 begins by paralleling Rose Fork. It then crosses over the fork six times and Red River before it enters Lee City. There, it intersects the northern terminus of KY 1094. KY 205 parallels the river out of Lee City. It curves to the northeast and enters Helechawa, where it crosses State Road Fork, has an interchange with the Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway, and begins a concurrency with KY 191. The two highways head to the northwest and curve to the north-northwest, where they split. KY 205 heads to the east-northeast and enters Morgan County.[1][2]

Morgan County

KY 205 enters Sellars, where it crosses over Sellars Fork and curves to the north-northwest. The highway begins paralleling the fork and again crosses it. KY 205 intersects the western terminus of KY 844 (Salem Church Road). It curves to the east-northeast and crosses the fork again. Right after it crosses over Payton Fork, it intersects KY 705 (Walters Branch Road/Grassy Creek Road). It heads to the northeast and curves to the north-northeast and meets its northern terminus, an intersection with U.S. Route 460 (US 460).[2]

Major intersections

BreathittJackson0.00.0 KY 30 – Booneville, QuicksandSouthern terminus
KY 3193 north – Wolverine
Southern terminus of KY 3193
KY 15 south – Jackson
Southern end of KY 15 concurrency
KY 15 north – Campton
Northern end of KY 15 concurrency
KY 3193 south
Northern terminus of KY 3193
KY 541 south (Mt. Carmel Road)
Northern terminus of KY 541
KY 15 / KY 1812 south
Interchange; southern end of KY 1812 concurrency
KY 1812 north
Northern end of KY 1812 concurrency
WolfeLee City18.329.5
KY 1094 south
Northern terminus of KY 1094
Mountain Parkway / KY 191 east – Salyersville, Campton, West Liberty
Mountain Parkway exit 57; southern end of KY 191 concurrency
KY 191 west – Hazel Green
Northern end of KY 191 concurrency
KY 844 east (Salem Church Road)
Western end of KY 844
26.542.6 KY 705 (Walters Branch Road/Grassy Creek Road)
29.347.2 US 460 – Frenchburg, West LibertyNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c d Google (May 24, 2016). "Kentucky Route 205 (Jackson to Helechawa)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved May 24, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d Google (May 24, 2016). "Kentucky Route 205 (Helechawa to northern terminus)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved May 24, 2016.