Ohio State Route 238

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State Route 238

Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length1.04 mi[1] (1.67 km)
Existed1924–c. 2015[2]
Major junctions
South end US 62 / SR 3 near Washington Court House
North end SR 38 in Bloomingburg
CountryUnited States
Highway system
  • Ohio State Highway System
SR 237 SR 239

State Route 238 (SR 238) was a short northwest–southeast state highway in the southwestern portion of Ohio. At just over 1 mile (1.6 km) in length, State Route 238 had its southern terminus at the U.S. Route 62 (US 62)/SR 3 concurrency less than 1 mile (1.6 km) southeast of Bloomingburg. Its northern terminus was at SR 38 in the downtown of the Fayette County village.

Designated in the mid-1920s and located in the northeastern quadrant of Fayette County, SR 238 essentially served as a spur route between the US 62/SR 3 concurrency and SR 38, as the two routes ran generally parallel with one another at a separation of about 1 mile (1.6 km) for a distance of approximately 3.5 miles (5.6 km) between Washington Court House and Bloomingburg. This route provided a connection for the parallel state-maintained roadways at the northeastern end of the run in parallel.

Route description

All of SR 238 was located in the eastern portion of Fayette County. In a 2013 traffic survey, around 2,380 cars traveled on SR 238 on average daily.[3]

The short journey of SR 238 commenced at the rural Union Township intersection of US 62 and SR 3 and Old Springfield Road (CR 137). Heading northwest from there, the two-lane state highway traveled amidst a vastness of farmland, while passing by a couple of homes along the way. After crossing a set of railroad tracks, SR 238 entered Bloomingburg. With the Bloomingburg Cemetery abutting the west side of the highway, SR 238, which is now known as Main Street, passed a business and some residences prior to coming to an end at its junction with SR 38 at a four-way stop intersection in the village's downtown area.[1][4]


SR 238 was designated in 1924 along the routing that it occupied for its entire history near Bloomingburg. The highway did not experience any significant changes between its designation and decommissioning between 2014 and 2015, when it was replaced by a rerouted SR 38.[2][5][6]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Fayette County.

Union Township0.0000.000 US 62 / SR 3 / CR 137 – Washington Court House, Columbus
Bloomingburg1.0411.675 SR 38 (Main Street / Midland Avenue)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c Ohio Department of Transportation. "Technical Services DESTAPE" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-12-14.
  2. ^ a b Bonnell, Kellee (March 5, 2015). "County Engineer updates townships". Madison Press. Archived from the original on May 19, 2015. Retrieved July 12, 2015. Fayette County has 689.390 total county road miles resulting from the State relinquishing State Route 38 — now Old 38 — to the county, as well as State Route 238 being renumbered to State Route 38.
  3. ^ Staff. "Transportation Information Mapping System". Ohio Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on 2013-09-16. Retrieved 2013-12-31.
  4. ^ Google (July 13, 2015). "Ohio State Route 238" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 13, 2015.
  5. ^ Ohio State Map (Map). Ohio Department of Highways. 1923. Archived from the original on 2013-11-02. Retrieved 2013-12-14.
  6. ^ Ohio State Map (Map). Ohio Department of Highways. 1924. Retrieved 2012-12-14.