Tennessee State Route 279

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State Route 279

SR 279 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Length5.3 mi (8.5 km)
ExistedJuly 1, 1983[1]–present
Major junctions
West end US 41A in Estill Springs
East end SR 127 near Estill Springs
CountryUnited States
Highway system
SR 278 SR 280

State Route 279 (SR 279) is a 5.3-mile-long (8.5 km) east–west state highway in Franklin County, Tennessee.

Route description

SR 279 begins as Spring Creek Road in Estill Springs at an intersection with US 41A/SR 16 (N Main Street) just north of downtown. It heads north through neighborhoods before making a sharp turn to the east, where it leaves Estill Springs and passes through rural farmland. The highway then becomes Morris Ferry Bridge Road, at an intersection with Beth Page Road, and passes through wooded areas to cross a bridge over the Elk River, just shortly before passing just south of the Elk River Dam. SR 279 winds its way northeast along the banks of the Woods Reservoir, where it passes by Franklin County Park, before coming to an end at an intersection with SR 127.[2] The entire route of SR 279 is a two-lane highway.[3]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Franklin County.

Estill Springs0.00.0 US 41A (N Main Street/SR 16) – Tullahoma, DecherdWestern terminus
2.13.4Bridge over the Elk River
4.67.4Franklin County Park Road - Franklin County ParkAccess road into park
5.38.5 SR 127 (Aedc Road) – Decherd, HillsboroEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ "The Road To 100 Years" (PDF). Tennessee Road Builder. Vol. 17, no. 5. September 2014. p. 22. Retrieved April 6, 2019.
  2. ^ Long Range Planning Division Office of Data Visualization (n.d.). Franklin County (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Nashville: Tennessee Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  3. ^ Google (October 28, 2019). "State Route 279" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved October 28, 2019.