Ohio State Route 140

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State Route 140

Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length20.74 mi[1] (33.38 km)
Major junctions
West end US 52 in Portsmouth
East end SR 93 near Oak Hill
CountryUnited States
CountiesScioto, Lawrence, Jackson
Highway system
  • Ohio State Highway System
SR 139 SR 141

State Route 140 (SR 140) is an east–west state highway in the southern portion of the U.S. state of Ohio. The highway has its western terminus in Portsmouth at a diamond interchange with U.S. Route 52. Its eastern terminus is at State Route 93 approximately 2.75 miles (4.43 km) south of Oak Hill.

State Route 140 first appeared in the mid-1920s. The two-lane highway passes through three counties along its path: Scioto, Lawrence and Jackson. It begins at an interchange with U.S. Route 52 and, immediately following the interchange, leaves the Portsmouth corporation limits and heads east. The route makes a quick hilly climb upward and downward to the former Teays River Valley near Slocum; it then traverses primarily wooded areas as it passes through Ashley Corner, Scioto Furnace, South Webster, and Eifort. It retains the forested area up until its eastern terminus. For most of its alignment, State Route 140 parallels an abandoned Baltimore and Ohio Railroad line.

Route description

A view of SR 140 entering South Webster from the northeast
A view of SR 140 entering Scioto Furnace from the northeast

Along its way, State Route 140 travels through eastern Scioto County, clips the northwestern corner of Lawrence County and then sneaks into southern Jackson County. State Route 140 is not a part of the National Highway System.[4]


State Route 140 was established in 1923. The original routing of the highway is the one which it still utilizes to this day through Scioto, Lawrence and Jackson Counties. The highway has not experienced any major changes since its inception, excepting the highways that it intersects at its endpoints. Its western terminus, which is now U.S. Route 52, was originally a part of State Route 7. Meanwhile, its eastern terminus, which is currently State Route 93, was originally designated as State Route 75.[2][3]

Major intersections

US 52 / Webster Street – New Boston, IrontonInterchange
0.430.69 SR 823 (north) – ChillicotheInterchange; northbound entrance only
LawrenceNo major intersections
JacksonJefferson Township20.7433.38 SR 93 – Oak Hill, Ironton
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b "Data Download - ODOT TIMS (Road Inventory shapefile)". Ohio Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 14, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Map of Ohio State Highways (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by ODHPW. Ohio Department of Highways and Public Works. April 1922. Retrieved 2011-01-10.
  3. ^ a b Map of Ohio Showing State Routes (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by ODHPW. Ohio Department of Highways and Public Works. July 1923. Retrieved 2011-01-10.
  4. ^ National Highway System: Ohio (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. December 2003. Retrieved 2011-01-10.

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