Ohio State Route 814

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State Route 814

Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length3.07 mi[1] (4.94 km)
Major junctions
South end US 36 near Urbana
North end SR 296 near Urbana
CountryUnited States
Highway system
  • Ohio State Highway System
SR 807 SR 821

State Route 814 (SR 814) is a 3-mile (5 km), north–south state route in western Ohio. The entirety of SR 814 lies within Champaign County. The southern terminus of SR 814 is at U.S. Route 36 (US 36) approximately three miles (4.8 km) east of Urbana, and its northern terminus is at SR 296 about five and a half miles (8.9 km) northeast of Urbana. The SR 814 designation came about during the early 1980s, being re-numbered from State Route 714 following a major issue with SR 714 shields continually disappearing.

Route description

SR 814 commences at the intersection of US 36 and Ludlow Road east of Urbana in Union Township, just a short distance west of Urbana Country Club. The highway trends northwesterly for its entire length through farm country, passing by a few homes along the way. SR 814 intersects Swisher Road, then ducks briefly through Wayne Township, where it meets Stone Quarry Road. Soon after entering Salem Township, SR 814 arrives at its endpoint at SR 296 northeast of Urbana.[4]



SR 814 was originally designated as SR 714 c. 1937.[5][6] In the early 1970s, signage for SR 714 began to disappear. It was discovered that because the number 714 was also a slang term for Quaaludes, a prescription drug often used recreationally, young persons were stealing the highway signs. For this reason, SR 714 was renumbered to SR 814 in 1982.[2][3][7]

Browse numbered routes
SR 711OH SR 715

Major intersections

The entire route is in Champaign County.

Union Township0.000.00 US 36 / South Ludlow Road
Salem Township3.074.94 SR 296
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b "DESTAPE - Champaign County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Transportation. June 24, 2015. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Ohio State Map (Map). Ohio Department of Transportation. 1982.
  3. ^ a b Ohio State Map (Map). Ohio Department of Transportation. 1983.
  4. ^ Google (November 20, 2015). "Overview map of SR 814" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  5. ^ Official Ohio Highway Map (SID) (Map). Ohio Department of Highways. 1936. Retrieved August 27, 2010.
  6. ^ Official Ohio Highway Map (SID) (Map). Ohio Department of Highways. 1937. Retrieved August 27, 2010.
  7. ^ "Signs keep mankind from losing his way". Sidney Daily News. Sidney, Ohio. August 10, 1988. p. 1B – via Newspapers.com.