Kentucky Route 281

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Kentucky Route 281

KY 281 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by KYTC
Length16.2 mi[1] (26.1 km)
Major junctions
South end US 41 / US 41 in Madisonville
Major intersections I-69 in Madisonville
KY 862 northeast of Madisonville
KY 260 east of Hanson
North end KY 138 in Jewell City
CountryUnited States
Highway system
KY 277 KY 282

Kentucky Route 281 (KY 281) is a 16.2-mile-long (26.1 km) state highway in the U.S. state of Kentucky. The highway connects mostly rural areas of Hopkins County with Madisonville.

Route description

KY 281 begins at an intersection with U.S. Route 41 (US 41; North Main Street) in Madisonville, within Hopkins, where the roadway continues as US 41 Alt. (Nebo Road). It travels to the northeast and crosses over some CSX railroad tracks. Then, it has an interchange with Interstate 69 (I-69) and then curves to the north-northeast. Right after it leaves the city limits of Madisonville, it intersects the western terminus of KY 2281 (Carriage Lane). The highway crosses over Elk Creek and intersects the western terminus of KY 2338 (Carroll Gentry Road). It then intersects KY 862 (Charles Lenin Road). Just east of Hanson, it intersects KY 260 (Eastlawn Road). Just north of this intersection, it passes West Lawn and East Lawn cemeteries. The highway curves to the north-northwest and then back to the northeast. In Vandetta, it intersects the southern terminus of KY 1033 (Vandetta Road). It crosses over Otter Creek and then enters Jewell City, where it meets its northern terminus, an intersection with KY 138 (Jewell City Road).[1]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Hopkins County.


US 41 (North Main Street) / US 41 Alt. north (Nebo Road) – Earlington, Sebree, Providence
Southern terminus of KY 281 and US 41 Alt.
0.60.97 Future I-69 / Pennyrile Parkway – Nortonville, HendersonPennyrile Parkway exit 44
KY 2281 east (Carriage Lane)
Western terminus of KY 2281
KY 2338 east (Carroll Gentry Road)
Western terminus of KY 2338
3.96.3 KY 862 (Charles Lenin Road)
5.69.0 KY 260 (Eastlawn Road)
KY 1033 north (Vandetta Road)
Southern terminus of KY 1033
Jewell City16.226.1 KY 138 (Jewell City Road)Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c Google (May 31, 2016). "Kentucky Route 281" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved May 31, 2016.