AARoads Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length

Author Topic: Counties that number their roads  (Read 1789 times)


  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 623
  • Central Arkansas Native

  • Age: 18
  • Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Last Login: November 10, 2021, 07:43:07 PM
Counties that number their roads
« on: November 04, 2021, 01:07:21 AM »

Hey everyone. This is something I wanted to ask about, considering that this is actually quite prevalent in Arkansas, but many counties don't properly name their roads, primarily outside of city limits. They're assigned a number instead, pretty much every single one, and quite often they'll use a county road sign to denote that. Some of these county road signs can be pretty small, but they're still visible by all means. This mostly seems to happen in much more rural counties, although some more counties with a higher population (such as Washington County, Arkansas) also do this. Do other specific counties in other states also do this too?

This is not the same as a county having a proper county road network, New Jersey and Minnesota do this but it's not the same as what I'm bringing up here.

I'll provide some example photos that I've taken showing this.

In order:
Woodruff County, Arkansas
Lee County, Arkansas (which uses a non-standard county road sign)
Madison County, Arkansas (which uses four digits instead of three; Johnson County, Arkansas does this too.)
I take pictures of road signs, that's about it.

General rule of thumb: Just stay in the "Traffic Control" section of the forum and you'll be fine.


  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 6149
  • nobody asked me

  • Age: 32
  • Location: Illinois
  • Last Login: May 17, 2022, 10:32:24 PM
Re: Counties that number their roads
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2021, 08:19:51 PM »

I'll bet all counties in the state have a numbering system for their roads; the difference is that some counties sign the route numbers, while others don't.  That's the way it works in Illinois, anyway.
Avatar is the last interesting highway I clinched.
My Shield Gallery, Sorted https://flic.kr/s/aHsmHwJRZk
Source Photos https://flic.kr/s/aHskFU42pF
TM Clinches https://bit.ly/2UwRs4O

National collection status: 345/424. Only 79 route markers remain!


Opinions expressed here on belong solely to the poster and do not represent or reflect the opinions or beliefs of AARoads, its creators and/or associates.