Tennessee State Route 10

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State Route 10

TN 10; primary in red, unsigned in green
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Length132.40 mi (213.08 km)
ExistedOctober 1, 1923[1]–present
Major junctions
South end US 231 / US 431 / SR 1 at the Alabama State Line
Major intersections US 64 / SR 50 in Fayetteville

US 41A in Shelbyville
SR 437 in Shelbyville
I-24 in Murfreesboro
US 41 / US 70S / SR 99 in Murfreesboro
I-40 in Lebanon
US 70 in Lebanon
US 231 / SR 25 east of Castalian Springs
SR 25 east of Hartsville

SR 52 in Lafayette
North end KY 99 at the Kentucky State Line
CountryUnited States
CountiesLincoln, Moore, Bedford, Rutherford, Wilson, Trousdale, Macon
Highway system
SR 9 US 11

State Route 10 (SR 10) is a south–north route from the Alabama state line in Lincoln County to the Kentucky state line in Macon County.[2]

For most of the highway's length, it is an unsigned designation for US 231.

Route description

Alabama to Murfreesboro

SR 10 begins at the Alabama state line in Lincoln County, just north of Hazel Green, Alabama, where it is the unsigned companion route of US 231/US 431. The highway then goes north through farmland and countryside and has an intersection with SR 275 before going through Park City and crossing a ridge into Fayetteville. Once in Fayetteville, it has a Y-intersection with SR 110 before going through a major business and coming to an intersection with US 64 Bypass (US 64 Byp.). Here, US 431 continues straight into downtown while US 231/SR 10 turns east to follow US 64 Byp. to the south. It then curves to the north before coming to an intersection with US 64/SR 15/SR 50, where US 64 Byp. ends separate and US 231/SR 10 continues north through some farmland before climbing on top of Chestnut Ridge to cross into Moore County.

US 231/SR 10 then intersects and has a short concurrency with SR 129 as it straddles the county line with Lincoln County before crossing into Bedford County. The route then lowers down off Chestnut Ridge and goes through more farmland and has a crossing of the Duck River before entering Shelbyville. It first goes through some suburbs before having a Y-intersection and running concurrently with SR 64/SR 130 and entering downtown. SR 64/SR 130 then separates and turns east at an intersection with SR 82/SR 387 (Lane Parkway), and SR 82 joins the concurrency before curving to the east and then turning north again to have an intersection with US 41A/SR 16. US 231/SR 10/SR 82 then passes through the northern part of town and some suburbs before having an interchange with SR 437 (Shelbyville Bypass). It also passes by Bomar Field, Shelbyville's airport, before leaving Shelbyville. The highway then passes just east of Fosterville before SR 82 separates and goes east, while US 231/SR 10 heads north through more farmland and eventually crosses into Rutherford County.

It then crosses a ridge and passes through Christiana to an intersection and short concurrency with SR 269 before crossing another ridge and entering Murfreesboro. US 231/SR 10 first goes through a suburban area with a few businesses before having an interchange with I-24. The highway then goes north through a major business district before having a Y-intersection running concurrently with US 41/US 70S/SR 1/SR 99 and entering downtown. It then passes through downtown before coming to an intersection with SR 96, where SR 99 turns southwest to follow SR 96, US 41/US 70S/SR 1 continues north, and US 231/SR 10 turns northeast to run concurrently with SR 96. It begins passing through suburbs as SR 96 separates and turns east. US 231/SR 10 then has an intersection with SR 268 before passing by the VA hospital before leaving Murfreesboro soon after. It then passes through Waterhill and has an X-intersection with SR 266 before going through farmland again and crossing into Wilson County.

Murfreesboro to Kentucky

US 231/SR 10 then immediately has an intersection with SR 452 (Bill France Boulevard), which provides access to Nashville Superspeedway and I-840, before passing right through the middle of Cedars of Lebanon State Park. It then immediately has an intersection with SR 265 before passing through more farmland and by a rock quarry before entering Lebanon just south of the I-40 interchange. It then has an interchange with I-40 and goes through a major business district, paralleling SR 266, before entering downtown and having an intersection with US 70 BUS/SR 24. US 231/SR 10 then continues north through downtown and has an intersection with US 70/SR 26 before going through some suburbs before leaving Lebanon. It then crosses over the Cumberland River at Hunter's Point to enter Trousdale County.

It then passes through more farmland until near the small community of Castalian Springs, where it comes to an intersection with SR 25. Here, SR 10 becomes signed for the first time as a primary highway and leaves US 231 to go east concurrently with SR 25 while US 231 continues north concurrently with its new companion route, SR 376. It goes through farmland all the way to Hartsville, where it has an intersection and short concurrency with SR 141 before passing just north of downtown. It then goes by a few subdivisions and two schools before leaving Hartsville, and SR 10 then separates from SR 25 to head north shortly afterwards. SR 10 travels alone for the first time as it goes north to cross into Macon County.

It then passes down a long narrow valley before coming to an intersection with SR 52 just south of Lafayette. SR 10 then enters Lafayette and goes through downtown before having an intersection with SR 261. It then passes through a suburb before leaving Lafayette and traveling through farmland again all the way to the Kentucky border, where SR 10 ends and continues as KY 99, which has an intersection with KY 1578 just across the state line.

Major intersections

Alabama state line0.00.0Southern end of US 231/431 concurrency; Southern terminus of unsigned SR 10
US 231 / US 431 continues south into Alabama
Northern terminus of unsigned SR 1
LincolnPark City2.33.7
SR 275 east (Lincoln Road) – Flintville
Western terminus of SR 275
SR 110 west (Ardmore Highway) – Kirkland, Taft, Ardmore
Eastern terminus of SR 110

US 431 north (Main Avenue S/SR 273 west) / US 64 Byp. (Wilson Parkway/Thornton Taylor Parkway) – downtown, Petersburg, Lewisburg, Pulaski
Northern end of US 431 concurrency; southern end of US 64 Bypass concurrency; eastern terminus of unsigned SR 273
12.319.8 US 64 / SR 50 (College Street/Winchester Highway/SR 15) – downtown, Pulaski, Lynchburg, WinchesterEastern terminus of US 64 Bypass
SR 129 east (Charity Road) – Lynchburg
Southern end of SR 129 concurrency
SR 129 west (Petersburg-Chestnut Ridge Road) – Petersburg
Northern end of SR 129 concurrency
MooreNo major intersections

SR 64 west / SR 130 west (Lewis Avenue) – Bedford
Southern end of SR 64/SR 130 concurrency

US 231 Bus. north (N Cannon Boulevard) / US 231 north (Lane Parkway/SR 387 north) / SR 64 east / SR 130 east (Lane Parkway) – Wartrace, Tullahoma
Northern end of US 231/SR 64/SR 130 concurrency; southern terminus of US 231 Business and unsigned SR 387; southern end of US 231 Business concurrency

SR 82 south (N Main Street) – Lynchburg
Southern end of SR 82 concurrency
US 41A (Elm Street/Madison Street/SR 16) – Unionville, Eagleville, Tullahoma

US 231 south (Colloredo Boulevard/SR 387 south)
Northern terminus of US 231 Business and unsigned SR 387; southern end of US 231 concurrency

SR 437 east (Shelbyville Bypass)
Interchange; western terminus of SR 437

SR 82 north (Webb Highway) – Bell Buckle
Northern end of SR 82 concurrency
SR 269 east – Christiana, Bell Buckle, Wartrace
Southern end of SR 269 concurrency
SR 269 (Walnut Grove Road) – Rockvale, EaglevilleNorthern end of SR 269 concurrency
Murfreesboro I-24 – Nashville, ChattanoogaI-24 exit 81

US 41 south (Broad Street/SR 1 east/SR 99 east) / US 70S east – Manchester, Woodbury, Bradyville
Southern end of US 41/US 70S/SR 1/SR 99 concurrency

US 41 north / US 70S west (Broad Street/SR 1 west) / SR 96 west (Old Fort Parkway/SR 99 west) – Smyrna, Franklin, Eagleville
Northern end of US 41/US 70S/SR 1/SR 99 concurrency; southern end of SR 96 concurrency

SR 96 east (E Clark Boulevard) – Lascassas, Auburntown, Liberty
Northern end of SR 96 concurrency
SR 268 (W Thompson Street/Compton Street)
Walterhill SR 266 (Jefferson Pike) – Smyrna, Lascassas
SR 452 west (Bill France Boulevard) – Nashville Superspeedway
Eastern terminus of SR 452
SR 265 (Central Pike/Chicken Road) – Hermitage, Watertown
Lebanon I-40 – Nashville, KnoxvilleI-40 exit 238

US 70 Bus. (Main Street/SR 24)
US 70 (High Street/SR 26) – Watertown, Mount Juliet

US 231 north (Hunters Point Pike/SR 376 north) / SR 25 west (Hartsville Pike) – Westmoreland, Gallatin
Northern end of US 231 concurrency; southern terminus of unsigned SR 376; southern end of SR 25 concurrency; SR 10 becomes signed as a primary highway
SR 141 north (Green Cove Road) – Westmoreland
Southern end of SR 141 concurrency

SR 141 south (Broadway) – downtown, Lebanon
Northern end of SR 141 concurrency

SR 25 east (Hartsville Pike) – Carthage
Northern end of SR 25 concurrency
MaconLafayette SR 52 – Westmoreland, Red Boiling Springs

SR 261 south (Red Boiling Springs Road) to SR 52
Southern end of SR 261 concurrency

SR 261 north (Galen Road) – Gamaliel, KY
Northern end of SR 261 concurrency
Akersville Road - north to Fountain Run, KY

KY 99 north / KY 1578 north – Scottsville
Northern terminus at the Kentucky state line; continues as KY 99, with a junction with KY 1578 about 100 feet (30 m) north of the state line.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Related routes

Tennessee State Route 10A

Length7.9 mi (12.7 km)

State Route 10A (SR 10A) was an alternate route of SR 10 that ran from the US 231/SR 10/SR 25 junction at Paynes Store, in western Trousdale County, to the US 31E/SR 6 junction in the northeastern Sumner County community of Bransford.[3] It was re-designated as SR 376 as part of the 1983 Tennessee state highway renumbering.


  1. ^ Highway Planning Survey Division (1925). Biennial Report of the Commissioner of the Department of Highways and Public Works State of Tennessee for the Years 1923 and 1924 (PDF) (Report). Nashville: Tennessee Department of Highways and Public Works. pp. 39–44. Retrieved May 19, 2023.
  2. ^ Tennessee Atlas & Gazetteer (Map) (2004 ed.). DeLorme.
  3. ^ Tennessee Department of Highways and Public Works (1951). Tennessee Highways (Map). Nashville: Tennessee Department of Highways and Public Works.