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coolkevs:

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Another notable cluster in SW Ohio is the routes in the range 741-749, although a couple routes in that range are NOT in SW Ohio, six of the 74x series are located in the four southwesternmost counties (Hamilton, Clermont, Warren, & Butler).

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And then there's 732 in Butler/Preble County. You would think it would connect to 32 - nah!
12x series also in SW Ohio - maybe dedicated to 127?? My old stomping grounds of Hamilton used to have the 127 shields as a state route in a couple of places on the MLK part. Also remember funky 128 state sign as well. 127-130 all right there in Hamilton

SkyPesos:

--- Quote from: coolkevs on October 15, 2021, 12:06:20 AM ---My old stomping grounds of Hamilton used to have the 127 shields as a state route in a couple of places on the MLK part.

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US-SR shield mixups are nothing extraordinary in Ohio. If I took a picture of each one in the state I found so far, I think my phone storage would be full at this point.

I'm still deciding whether the 120s cluster with US 127 included was intentional or purely a coincidence, as Ohio's state routes system came before the US routes system, and the first southern terminus of US 127 was in Toledo (using what is now US 223 to get there).

paulthemapguy:

--- Quote from: SkyPesos on October 15, 2021, 12:08:41 AM ---
--- Quote from: coolkevs on October 15, 2021, 12:06:20 AM ---My old stomping grounds of Hamilton used to have the 127 shields as a state route in a couple of places on the MLK part.

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US-SR shield mixups are nothing extraordinary in Ohio. If I took a picture of each one in the state I found so far, I think my phone storage would be full at this point.

I'm still deciding whether the 120s cluster with US 127 included was intentional or purely a coincidence, as Ohio's state routes system came before the US routes system, and the first southern terminus of US 127 was in Toledo (using what is now US 223 to get there).

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I'm assuming it's coincidental, given the cluster of 110's to the north and the cluster of 130's just to the east.

frankenroad:

--- Quote from: coolkevs on October 15, 2021, 12:06:20 AM ---
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Another notable cluster in SW Ohio is the routes in the range 741-749, although a couple routes in that range are NOT in SW Ohio, six of the 74x series are located in the four southwesternmost counties (Hamilton, Clermont, Warren, & Butler).

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And then there's 732 in Butler/Preble County. You would think it would connect to 32 - nah!
12x series also in SW Ohio - maybe dedicated to 127?? My old stomping grounds of Hamilton used to have the 127 shields as a state route in a couple of places on the MLK part. Also remember funky 128 state sign as well. 127-130 all right there in Hamilton

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But 732 does connect to 73, so maybe that's the origin.  OH-732 existed when OH-32 was still OH-74.

I live on US-127 in Hamilton County - and there is an errant OH-127 sign near me.  Ohio sucks at getting the distinction between state and US routes right in its signage.

Mapmikey:
By 1909 Ohio State Highways had letter designations, starting at 'A' in each county.  Haven't found anything to show a full list of these...only ones that were worked on or petitioned for work - https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=osu.32435062331913&view=1up&seq=17&skin=2021.  Prior reports did not mention route designations but state aid as a concept goes back to 1905.

Here is the original explanation of the number system, followed by the list of 444 original intercounty routes and 16 main market routes - https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=osu.32435061960373&view=1up&seq=176&skin=2021

By 1915 there were 490 intercounty routes and 22 main market routes.

The entire list of 490 routes starts on page 12 of this document - https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=osu.32435063488415&view=1up&seq=16&skin=2021

Following this list is a description of the main market routes, which are roman numeraled.

Following that is a county by county breakdown of both kinds of routes.

I found a different document that says Ohio started posting routes during 1919, on telephone poles.  See page 296 here - https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015021264240&view=1up&seq=302&skin=2021

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