Kentucky Route 63

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Kentucky Route 63

Route information
Maintained by KYTC
Length35.783 mi[1] (57.587 km)
Major junctions
South end SR 56 just south of Gamaliel
Major intersections KY 382 near Gamaliel
KY 100 at Gamaliel
KY 100 / KY 163 in Tompkinsville
KY 1324 at Temple Hill
North end
US 31E Bus. in Glasgow
CountryUnited States
CountiesBarren, Monroe
Highway system
US 62 I-64

Kentucky Route 63 (KY 63) is a north–south state highway that traverses Monroe and Barren counties in south central Kentucky.

Route description

KY 63 starts at the Tennessee state line at the northern terminus of Tennessee State Route 56. Just north of that point is Gamaliel, where it intersects Bugtussle Road (KY 382), and begins its concurrency with KY 100. The two routes have intersections with KY 1860, and KY 1366 during the concurrency from Gamaliel to Tompkinsville. The two routes split at their junction with KY 163 in Tompkinsville.

KY 63 turns northwestward to the KY 678 junction at Mount Hermon. After entering Barren County, it meets KY 1324 at Temple Hill. KY 63 continues northwest to Glasgow, traversing the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway via an overpass. The route ends with U.S. 31E Business just south of the Barren County Courthouse. A few KY 63 trailblazer signs are posted in a few locations in that city.

Most of the KY 63 corridor is recognized as a Kentucky Scenic Byway, which signifies that KY 63 provides a scenic drive through most of its course in Monroe and Barren counties. Also, KY 63, along with the first 10 miles (16 km) of KY 90 and parts of KY 70 between Mammoth Cave National Park and Cave City are parts of the "Cordell Hull Scenic Highway".


Since 1986, KY 63 from Tompkinsville to Glasgow, along with KY 90 northwest of Glasgow, is the core route of the annual Roller Coaster Yard Sale.[2]

Points of interest along the route

  • Barren County Fairgrounds, Temple Hill

Major intersections

SR 56 south (Gamaliel Road) / Ivan Holcomb Road
Continuation into Tennessee as TN-56
KY 382 west (West Main Street)
Western terminus of KY 382
KY 100 west (Fountain Run Road)
South end of KY 100 overlap
KY 1860 east (Red Hill-Harlan Crossroads Road) – Harlan Crossroads
Western terminus of KY 1860
KY 1366 west (County House Road)
Eastern terminus of KY 1366
KY 100 east (East 4th Street) / KY 375 – Tompkinsville-Monroe County Airport
North end of KY 100 overlap; 375 to the north and east; 100 to the east; 63 goes west; hospital and airport to the east
KY 2172 north (Spruce Street)
Southern terminus of KY 2172
9.62515.490 KY 2172 (South Jackson Street/North Jackson Street)
KY 859 north (Sulphur Lick Road)
Southern terminus of KY 859
KY 2452 north (Sand Lick Road)
Southern terminus of KY 2452
Mud Lick16.15826.004
KY 870 south (Mud Lick-Flippin Road)
Northern terminus of KY 870
Mount Hermon20.81633.500
KY 678 west (Stringtown-Flippin Road) – Flippin
South end of KY 678 overlap
KY 678 east (Mount Hermon Road)
North end of KY 678 overlap
KY 820 west (Etoile Road) – Etoile
Eastern terminus of KY 820
KY 1324 south (Temple Hill Road)
Northern terminus of KY 1324
US 31E Bus. (South Green Street)
Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Division of Planning (June 13, 2007). "Official Milepoint Route Log Extract". Highway Information System. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Archived from the original on April 30, 2007.
  2. ^ Roller Coaster Yard Sale Brochure [1] [2]

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