Ohio State Route 771

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State Route 771

Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length7.11 mi[1] (11.44 km)
Major junctions
South end SR 138 in Paint Township
North end SR 28 in Leesburg
CountryUnited States
Highway system
  • Ohio State Highway System
SR 770 SR 772

State Route 771 (SR 771) is a 7.11-mile-long (11.44 km) state highway located entirely in Highland County, Ohio. The north–south route connects SR 138 in Paint Township and SR 28 in Leesburg.

Route description

The route begins at an unsignalized T-intersection with SR 138 in northern Paint Township. SR 771 heads north-northwest through first lightly wooded areas transitioning to farmland as it enters Fairfield Township. The elevation of the route remains relatively flat except when it dips slightly to cross the Hardin Creek in Fairfield Township. North of the creek, SR 771 enters the village limits of Leesburg and passes the Fairfield High School. While in Leesburg, the road name is South Fairfield Street. As the route enters downtown Leesburg, it passes through residential neighborhoods and light industrial facilities. After crossing the Indiana and Ohio railroad at-grade, SR 771 enters the central business district of the town and ends at a signalized intersection with SR 28.[2]


SR 771 was designated on a SR 138–Leesburg route around 1937 on a gravel road.[3][4] However, it did not end in downtown Leesburg as it does today; US 62 was routed through the town therefore SR 771 ended at US 62 where County Route 60 intersects the route today. By 1941, the entire route was paved.[5] Between 1969 and 1971, US 62 was rerouted on a bypass around the village which lead to the extension of SR 771 into downtown Leesburg.[6][7] Since then, no major changes have affected the highway.

Major intersections

The entire route is in Highland County.

Paint Township0.000.00 SR 138
Leesburg7.1111.44 SR 28 (Main Street) / North Fairfield 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" (PDF). Retrieved October 6, 2013.
  2. ^ Google (October 6, 2013). "Ohio State Route 771" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved October 6, 2013.
  3. ^ Map of Ohio Showing State Routes (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by ODHPW. Ohio Department of Highways and Public Works. 1936. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  4. ^ Map of Ohio Showing State Routes (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by ODHPW. ODHPW. 1937. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  5. ^ Map of Ohio Showing State Routes (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by ODHPW. ODHPW. 1941. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  6. ^ 1969 Official Highway Map (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by ODOH. Ohio Department of Highways (ODOH). 1969. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  7. ^ 1971 Ohio Highway Map (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by ODOH. ODOH. 1971. Retrieved 2013-10-06.