Ohio State Route 362

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State Route 362

Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length4.56 mi[1] (7.34 km)
Major junctions
South end SR 66 in Fort Loramie
North end SR 66 in Minster
CountryUnited States
CountiesShelby, Auglaize
Highway system
  • Ohio State Highway System
SR 361 SR 363

State Route 362 (SR 362) is a 4.56-mile (7.34 km) north–south state highway in the western part of the U.S. state of Ohio. It serves to connect Lake Loramie State Park with SR 66. Its southern terminus is in Fort Loramie at the intersection of North Main Street (SR 66) and Elm Street. near the northern edge of Fort Loramie. SR 362 then runs about 1.1 miles (1.8 km) east, then turns north at its intersection with Fort Loramie–Swanders Road (which continues east). SR 362 then runs northerly along the western edge of Lake Loramie and Lake Loramie State Park before turning northwesterly then westerly and enters Minster and reaches its northern terminus at the intersection of South Main Street (SR 66) and First Street.

Route description

St. Michael's Catholic Church is located on SR 362 in Fort Loramie

SR 362 runs for 3.24 miles (5.21 km) in Shelby County and for 1.32 miles (2.12 km) in Auglaize County. The highway is not a part of the National Highway System.[2]

SR 362 begins at the northern edge of the business district in Fort Loramie. After passing the St. Michael's Catholic Church and several houses and business, the highway goes east out of town and enters farmland. After turning north at the intersection with Fort Loramie–Swanders Road, SR 362 passes a picnic area. It then crosses onto Crawford Island where the campgrounds and beach for Lake Loramie State Park are located. After leaving the island, it runs along the western edge of the main portion of Lake Loramie. SR 362 then passes fishing areas on the east side of the road and houses on the west side before turning northwest then west and entering farmland before entering Minster. Once it enters Minster, SR 362 runs west to its northern terminus with South Main Street (SR 66) with houses along the north side of the road and businesses on the south side.[3]


In 1932, an unnumbered state highway following the general route of the modern-day SR 362 was established on the west side of Lake Loramie.[4][5] This route started at Fort Loramie-Swanders Road (modern-day County Road 27)[6] and traveled north to the intersection of Main Street and First Street in Minster. By 1934, the route had been formally designated SR 362.[7][8] A second, unconnected segment of SR 362 was designated in 1937 on the southern side of Lake Loramie.[9][10] This segment ran 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from Fort Loramie-Swanders Road north to the vicinity of Filburns Island. Between 1955 and 1957, the discontinuous segment to Filburns Island was removed from the route and the southern terminus was moved to downtown Fort Loramie.[11][12] Since then, no major changes have occurred to the routing.

Major intersections

ShelbyFort Loramie0.000.00 SR 66 (Main Street)
AuglaizeMinster4.567.34 SR 66 (Main Street)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Ohio Department of Transportation. "Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams". Retrieved 2011-10-02.
  2. ^ National Highway System: Ohio (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. December 2003. Retrieved 2011-10-02.
  3. ^ Google (2011-10-02). "Overview map of Ohio State Route 362" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-10-02.
  4. ^ Map of Ohio Showing State Highway System (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by O.W. Merrell, Director. Ohio Department of Highways. 1931. Retrieved August 19, 2013.
  5. ^ Map of Ohio Showing State Highway System (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by O.W. Merrell, Director. ODOH. 1932. Retrieved August 19, 2013.
  6. ^ Shelby County Map (PDF) (Map). ODOT. June 2012. Retrieved December 30, 2013.
  7. ^ Map of Ohio Showing State Highway System (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by O.W. Merrell, Director. ODOH. 1933. Retrieved August 19, 2013.
  8. ^ Map of Ohio Showing State Highway System (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by O.W. Merrell, Director. ODOH. 1934. Retrieved August 19, 2013.
  9. ^ 1936 Official Highway Map (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by John Jaster, Jr., Director. ODOH. 1936. Retrieved August 19, 2013.
  10. ^ Official Ohio Highway Map 1937 (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by John Jaster, Jr., Director. ODOH. 1937. Retrieved August 19, 2013.
  11. ^ Ohio Highway Map 1955 (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by S.O. Linzell, Director. ODOH. 1955. Retrieved September 23, 2013.
  12. ^ Ohio Highway Map 1957 (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by George J. Thormyer, Acting Director. ODOH. 1957. Retrieved September 23, 2013.