Tennessee State Route 13

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State Route 13

TN 13; primary in red, secondary in blue
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Length153.01 mi (246.25 km)
ExistedOctober 1, 1923[1]–present
Major junctions
South end SR 17 at the Alabama state line
Major intersections Natchez Trace Parkway in Collinwood

US 64 in Waynesboro
US 412 / SR 100 in Linden
I-40 (Exit 143) in Hurricane Mills
US 70 in Waverly

US 41A Byp. in Clarksville
US 41A / US 79 in Clarksville
SR 374 in Clarksville

I-24 (Exit 4) in Clarksville
North end US 79 at the Kentucky State Line
CountryUnited States
CountiesWayne, Perry, Humphreys, Houston, Montgomery
Highway system
SR 12 SR 14

State Route 13 (SR 13), in the United States, is a south–north route from the Alabama border in Wayne County to the Kentucky border in Montgomery County. The entire route is located in western Middle Tennessee.[2][3]

For the majority of its length, SR 13 is designated as a primary highway, except between Erin and Cunningham, which is designated as a secondary highway.

Route description

Wayne County

SR 13 begins at the Alabama state line in Wayne County just south of Fairview, where it continues south as SR 17. It then goes north through Fairview and has an intersection and short concurrency with SR 227 before continuing north, crossing under, and paralleling the Natchez Trace Parkway for a few miles to Collinwood, where it intersects with SR 203. It then goes through downtown and has an interchange with the Natchez Trace before finally leaving it and continuing north. SR 13 goes through some rural mountains and farmland before entering Waynesboro. It goes through downtown, passing by the Wayne County Courthouse, before having an interchange with US 64/SR 15 before leaving Waynesboro and continuing north. It then goes through more before curving through some mountains and intersecting SR 228. It then exits these mountains and crosses a narrow valley, where it has a crossing of the Buffalo River, before intersecting SR 48 and returning to the mountains and crosses into Perry County.

SR 13 does parallel the Green River for the majority of its course.

Perry County

SR 13 then heads northeast and has another Buffalo river crossing, this time over a very tall bridge, before turning north again. It then intersects SR 128 before entering Linden. In Linden, it intersects with US 412/SR 100/SR 20, while bypassing downtown to the east. It then leaves Linden and continues north. SR 13 then passes through Beardstown, where it intersects and has a short concurrency with SR 438 before paralleling the Buffalo River and entering Lobelville. It passes through Lobelville and continues north, still paralleling and also crossing the Buffalo River before crossing into Humphreys County.

Humphreys County

SR 13 then enters Hurricane Mills and has an interchange with I-40, at Exit 143. It then crosses the Duck River before passing by downtown and Loretta Lynn's home and ranch. It then leaves Hurricane Mills and continues north. SR 13 intersects with SR 230 before entering Waverly and having an intersection SR 13 Spur, a connector to US 70/SR 1 at Waverly. From Waverly, SR 13 continues north to cross into Houston County.

Houston County

It then intersects with SR 231 before entering Erin and has an intersection with SR 49, just east of its intersection with SR 149. SR 13 then turns east and has an intersection with SR 46 just south of Cumberland City before entering Montgomery County.

Montgomery County

It then passes south of Oak Ridge and intersects SR 235 before entering Cunningham where it intersects and becomes concurrent with SR 48. SR 13/SR 48 then leaves Cunningham and continues north to intersect with SR 149 before crossing the Cumberland River and entering Clarksville. In Clarksville, it becomes concurrent to US 41A Bypass/SR 12. They then start going up the west side of the city, SR 48 separates and turns east, while US 41A Bypass/SR 12/SR 13 continues north to an intersection with US 41A/US 79/SR 76, where SR 13 leaves the bypass and heads east with US 79 and has another short concurrency with SR 48, where they cross the Red River and pass by Dunbar Cave State Park, before having an interchange with SR 374 (101st Airborne Division Parkway). US 79/SR 13 then go northeast and have an interchange with I-24 at Exit 4 before coming to the Kentucky state line, where US 79 crosses into Kentucky and SR 13 ends.

Special routes of SR 13

Tennessee State Route 13 Spur

LocationWaverly, Humphreys County
Length0.5 mi (800 m)

State Route 13 Spur (SR 13 Spur) is a truck route in downtown Waverly, in Humphreys County. With a total length of 0.5 miles (0.80 km), the route includes portions of the following streets:

  • East Main Street (from SR 13 to Cooley Avenue), and
  • North Cooley Avenue (from Main Street to US 70/SR 1).

Major intersections

SR 17 south (Chisolm Road) – Florence
Alabama state line; southern terminus; SR 13 begins as a primary highway
SR 227 east (Iron City Road) – Iron City
Southern end of SR 227 concurrency

SR 227 west (Pumping Station Road) to Natchez Trace Parkway – Cypress Inn
Northern end of SR 227 concurrency
Natchez Trace ParkwayInterchange
SR 203 west (Bear Creek Road) – Olivet, Savannah
Eastern terminus of SR 203
E Broadway Street to Natchez Trace ParkwayE Broadway Street’s interchange with the Natchez Trace Parkway is only 400 feet east of SR 13
Waynesboro US 64 (Veteran Memorial Parkway/SR 15) – Savannah, LawrenceburgInterchange

SR 228 west (Smith Branch Road) – Clifton
Eastern terminus of SR 228
Bridge over the Buffalo River

SR 48 north (Waynesboro Highway) – Hohenwald
Southern terminus of SR 48
SR 128 south (Clifton Road) – Clifton
Northern terminus of SR 128
Linden US 412 / SR 100 (SR 20/Main Street) – Parsons, Decaturville, Centerville, Hohenwald
SR 438 east – Coble, Centerville
Southern end of SR 438 concurrency
SR 438 west (Toms Creek Road) – Parsons
Northern end of SR 438 concurrency; provides access to Mousetail Landing State Park
Bridge over the Buffalo River
HumphreysHurricane Mills I-40 – Nashville, MemphisI-40 exit 143
Bridge over the Duck River

SR 230 east (Bold Spring Road) to I-40 – Nunnelly, Centerville
Western terminus of SR 230
WaverlySR 13 Spur north (E Main Street) to
US 70 (SR 1) – McEwen, Dickson, New Johnsonville, Camden
Southern terminus of SR 13 Spur
Bridge over White Oak Creek
SR 231 south (McEwen Road) – McEwen
Northern terminus of SR 231
SR 49 (Main Street) to SR 149 – Tennessee Ridge, Dover, Vanleer, Charlotte
SR 13 turns secondary
Guices Creek SR 46 (Guices Creek Road/Cumberland City Road) – Cumberland City, Dickson
SR 235 south (Marion Road) – Slayden
Northern terminus of SR 235
SR 48 south – Charlotte, Dickson
Southern end of SR 48 concurrency; SR 13 turns primary
SR 149 west – Palmyra, Cumberland City
Eastern terminus of SR 149
Bridge over the Cumberland River

US 41A Byp. south (S Riverside Street/SR 12 south) to US 41A – Ashland City
Southern end of US 41A Bypass/SR 12 concurrency; bypass of US 41A through downtown Clarksville; SR 13/SR 48 become unsigned

SR 48 north (College Street) – Downtown
Northern end of SR 48 concurrency

US 41A / US 79 (Providence Boulevard/N 2nd Street/SR 12 north/SR 76/SR 112 east) to I-24 – Oak Grove, KY, Hopkinsville, KY, Dover, Downtown
Northern terminus of US 41A Bypass; western terminus of SR 112; northern end of SR 12 concurrency; southern end of unsigned US 79 concurrency

SR 48 south (College Street) – Downtown
Southern end of SR 48 concurrency
Bridge over the Red River
Dunbar Cave Road - Dunbar Cave State Park

SR 48 north (Trenton Road) – Trenton, KY
Northern end of SR 48 concurrency
SR 374 (101st Airborne Division Parkway)Interchange; beltway around the northern and eastern sides of Clarksville
I-24 – Paducah, NashvilleI-24 exit 4
US 79 north (Russellville Road) – Guthrie, Russellville
Kentucky state line; northern terminus; US 79 continues north into Kentucky; SR 13 ends as an unsigned highway
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also


  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. ^ "TN-13 · Tennessee".