Kentucky Route 261

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Kentucky Route 261

KY 261 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by KYTC
Length42.605 mi[1] (68.566 km)
Major junctions
South/West end KY 54 near Fordsville
Major intersections KY 105 at McQuady
US 60 / KY 259 near Hardinsburg
North/East end KY 79 in rural Meade Co
CountryUnited States
CountiesOhio, Hancock, Breckinridge, Meade
Highway system
KY 260 KY 262

Kentucky Route 261 (KY 261) is a 42.605-mile-long (68.566 km) state highway in Kentucky that runs from Kentucky Route 54 southeast of Fordsville to Kentucky Route 79 and Sandy Hill Road in rural Meade County southwest of Brandenburg via McQuady, Hardinsburg, and Webster.

Route description

KY 261 begins at a junction with KY 54 on the east side of Fordsville, located in northeastern Ohio County. It then traverses the southernmost tip of Hancock County. The highway intersects KY 2124, along with a few more rural state highways that connect this particular area to Hawesville, the county seat of Hancock County.[2]

KY 261 enters Breckinridge County and then intersects KY 105 at McQuady. It meets U.S. Route 60 (US 60) and KY 259 in the Breckinridge County seat, Hardinsburg. The highway runs concurrently with KY 259 from the US 60 junction to downtown Hardinsburg. KY 261 turns away to traverse mainly rural areas of northeastern Breckinridge County. That section of the route also includes a stretch concurrent with KY 86.[3]

KY 261 ends in Meade County at an intersection with KY 79 between Irvington and the Meade County seat of Brandenburg.[4]

Major intersections

Ohio0.0000.000 KY 54Southern terminus
KY 2124 north (Cabot Road)
Southern terminus of KY 2124
Breckinridge8.30613.367 KY 629 (Rockvale Road / Mattingly-Tar Fork Road)
McQuady11.84419.061 KY 105 (McQuady-Axtel Road / Cloverport-McQuady Road)
KY 108 south (Kirk-Glen Dean Road)
Northern terminus of KY 108
US 60 / KY 259 south
South end of KY 259 overlap
KY 992 west (Second Street) / Second Street
Eastern terminus of KY 992
KY 259 north (North Main Street) / First Street
North end of KY 259 overlap
KY 1385 east (Friendship Ch-Horsley Chapel Road)
Western terminus of KY 1385
KY 1385 west (Friendship Ch-Horsley Chapel Road)
Eastern terminus of KY 1385
KY 86 east (Garfield-Lodiburg Road)
South end of KY 86 overlap
KY 2780 east (Webster-Clifton Mills Road)
Western terminus of KY 2780
KY 86 west
North end of KY 86 overlap
KY 2780 west (Webster-Clifton Mills Road)
Eastern terminus of KY 2780
KY 477 north
South end of KY 477 overlap
KY 477 south
North end of KY 477 overlap
KY 823 west (Hardesty Raymond Road)
Eastern terminus of KY 823
KY 428 south (Guston Road)
Northern terminus of KY 428
42.60568.566 KY 79 / Sandy Hill RoadNorthern terminus; continues as Sandy Hill Road beyond KY 79
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Commonwealth of Kentucky. "Official DMI Route Log". Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  2. ^ Kentucky Atlas & Gazetteer (Map) (4th ed.). DeLorme. 2010. p. 46.
  3. ^ Kentucky Atlas & Gazetteer (Map) (4th ed.). DeLorme. 2010. p. 47.
  4. ^ Kentucky Atlas & Gazetteer (Map) (4th ed.). DeLorme. 2010. p. 33.