Tennessee State Route 44

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State Route 44

TN 44 in red
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Length21.4 mi[1] (34.4 km)
ExistedOctober 1, 1923[2]–present
Major junctions
South end US 11E / US 19W / SR 34 in Bluff City
North end SR 75 near Abingdon, VA
CountryUnited States
Highway system
SR 43 US 45

State Route 44 (SR 44) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Tennessee. It runs from US 11E/US 19W/SR 34 in Bluff City, just south of the split of US 19W and US 19E, northeast via Hickory Tree and Holston Valley to the Virginia state line, where it becomes Virginia State Route 75. The entire highway is located within Sullivan County.

Route description

SR 44 begins as a 2-lane highway in Bluff City at an intersection with US 11E/US 19W/SR 34 just south of that route's interchange with US 19E/SR 37, where US 19E and 19W merge to form US 19. The highway then goes north along the former route of US 11E/US 19, where it has an intersection with US 19E/SR 37 a short distance later before entering downtown. The highway then parallels the South Fork Holston River and a rail road track before having an intersection with SR 390, where it breaks away from the former route of US 11E/US 19 to follow its own path. The highway then makes a right onto Fleming Drive before immediately making a right onto Main Street. SR 44 then passes through the center of town before leaving Bluff City and going east, still paralleling the Houston River. The highway then winds its way through farmland as it gradually starts veering northeast, where it has an intersection with SR 358. SR 44 then passes through the community of Hickory Tree before crossing the River and turning north via a sharp left at a 4-way stop intersection. The highway then comes to an intersection with US 421/SR 34, where it turns east to become concurrent with that highway. They go east as a 4-lane divided highway to enter Holston Valley where it has an intersection with SR 435, before narrowing to 2-lanes, where leaves US 421/SR 34 and goes north via a Y-Intersection shortly afterwards. SR 44 then passes by a marina for South Holston Lake shortly before coming to an end at the Virginia state line, where it continues into Virginia as Virginia State Route 75.

Major intersections

The entire route is in Sullivan County.

Bluff City0.00.0 US 11E / US 19W (Bristol Highway/SR 34) – Johnson City, BristolSouthern terminus

US 19E (SR 37) to US 11E / US 19 – Johnson City, Bristol, Elizabethton

SR 390 north (Bluff City Highway)
Southern terminus of SR 390

SR 358 north (Weaver Pike)
Southern terminus of SR 358

US 421 north (SR 34) – Bristol
Southern end of US 421/SR 34 concurrency
Holston Valley
SR 435 south (Bristol Caverns Highway) – Bristol Caverns
Northern terminus of SR 435

US 421 south (SR 34) – Mountain City
Northern end of US 421/SR 34 concurrency

SR 75 north (Green Spring Road) to I-81 – Abingdon
Virginia state line; northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ "General Highway Map, Sullivan County, Tennessee, 2005" (PDF). (4.85 MiB)
  2. ^ 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.