Ohio State Route 47

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State Route 47

Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length105.23 mi[1] (169.35 km)
Major junctions
West end SR 32 in Union City
Major intersections
East end SR 98 / SR 423 in Waldo
CountryUnited States
CountiesDarke, Shelby, Logan, Union, Delaware, Marion
Highway system
  • Ohio State Highway System
SR 46 SR 48
US 68SR 68 SR 69

State Route 47 (SR 47) is a state highway running from the Indiana border at Union City to Waldo, about ten miles (16 km) south of Marion. In Bellefontaine, State Route 47 follows the path of different streets (even though neither are one-way) from Main Street and Sandusky Avenue to the intersection just north of Mary Rutan Hospital, about one-half mile north of the Main-Sandusky intersection. The westbound portion of State Route 47 goes down Main, while the eastbound portion goes north on Madriver Street during this stretch. Nobody really knows why the route was designated this way when none of the streets involved are one-way. It was State Route 68 until 1933, when U.S. Route 68 was commissioned. Since both roads run through a common county in Ohio (Logan), and also since there is a rule that there can be no Ohio State Routes with the same number as US highways within Ohio, the number was changed to 47.

Route description

The portion of SR 47 between SR 49 and US 127, near Ansonia in Darke County, is designated "Pfc. Douglas E. Dickey Memorial Highway",[2] in honor of a United States Marine and Darke County native who was mortally wounded in combat on March 26, 1967 in Vietnam, and who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for heroism.[3]


Intersection of Main Street and Sandusky Avenue in downtown Bellefontaine, Ohio

Major intersections

DarkeUnion City0.000.00 SR 32 (West Pearl Street) / State Line RoadIndiana state line
Brown Township7.6412.30 SR 49 – Fort Recovery, Greenville
Ansonia10.5116.91 SR 118 (Main Street)
township line
13.8822.34 US 127 – Celina, Greenville
SR 185 north (Greenlawn Avenue)
Western end of SR 185 concurrency

SR 121 south (West Street) / SR 185 south / Main Street
Northern terminus of SR 121; eastern end of SR 185 concurrency
ShelbyCynthian Township27.7344.63 SR 66 – Fort Loramie, Piqua
I-75 – Dayton, ToledoExit 92 (I-75)
39.2663.18 SR 29 (Ohio Avenue)Western end of SR 29 westbound concurrency
SR 29 east (East Court Street) / South Main Avenue
Eastern end of SR 29 westbound concurrency; western end of SR 29 eastbound concurrency
SR 29 west (North Main Avenue) / East North Street
Eastern end of SR 29 eastbound concurrency
Salem Township47.3776.23
SR 65 north – Jackson Center
Southern terminus of SR 65
LoganPleasant Township56.1390.33 SR 235 – Lakeview, De Graff
US 68 south (Canby Street)
Western end of US 68 southbound concurrency

US 68 north (Main Street) / SR 540 begins
Eastern end of US 68 northbound concurrency; western end of US 68 southbound concurrency; western terminus of SR 540
US 68 east (Madriver Street) / SR 540 (Sandusky Avenue)
Eastern end of US 68 southbound concurrency; eastern end of SR 540 concurrency
Bokes Creek Township74.22119.45 SR 292 – Ridgeway, East Liberty
UnionYork Township83.46134.32 SR 739
85.69137.90 SR 31 – Kenton, Marysville
SR 37 south (Franklin Street) / Ottawa Street
Western end of SR 37 concurrency
SR 37 north (Franklin Street) / Blagrove Street
Eastern end of SR 37 concurrency
DelawareThompson Township96.07154.61
SR 4 south – Marysville
Western end of SR 4 concurrency
MarionGast Corner96.74155.69
SR 4 north – Marion
Eastern end of SR 4 concurrency
Prospect TownshipProspect
municipal line
SR 257 south (Prospect Dublin Road)
Northern terminus of SR 257
Prospect98.44158.42 SR 203 (Main Street)
Waldo Township104.46168.11
SR 229 east
Western terminus of SR 229

SR 98 north to US 23 / SR 423 north – Bucyrus, Marion
Southern termini of SR 98 and SR 423
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b "DESTAPE". Ohio Department of Transportation. July 3, 2014. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
  2. ^ "5533.646 Pfc. Douglas E. Dickey Memorial Highway". Ohio Revised Code. LAW Writer. March 22, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2015.
  3. ^ Baker, Steve (December 23, 2012). "Portion SR 47 Ansonia to honor war hero". WHIO-TV. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved August 30, 2015.