Primarily a rural route, except through the Villages across south central Marion County, County Road 42 travels east from CR 475 at Pedro to SR 44 at Crow's Bluff in Lake County. The 29.41-mile route across Marion County connects the Lake Weir area and Weirsdale southeast of Belleview with Starkes Ferry and Lindale south of Ocala National Forest. The 19.28-mile course across northeastern Lake County joins SR 19 and Altoona with the communities of Paisley, Lake Kathryn and Forest Hills. CR 42 overall provides part of a route joining Ocala with DeLand.


County Road 42 west
The first confirming marker for CR 42 westbound stands just west of SR 44 near the St. Johns River and Volusia County line. Photo taken 07/03/08.
Lake County 42 runs along the south boundary of Ocala National Forest across northeastern Lake County. Photo taken 07/03/08.
Typical scene along rural Lake County 42 near the community of Forest Hills. Photo taken 07/03/08.
A small grid of streets lies south from County Road 42 at Forest Hills. Pictured here is the intersection with 10th Street. Photo taken 07/03/08.
Approaching the settlement of Fullerville along CR 42 west near Lake Heron. Photo taken 07/03/08.
CR 42 advances three miles west from Forest Hills to the rural community of Lake Kathryn. Photo taken 07/03/08.
CR 42 makes a 90 degree turn from Paisley and Johnsons Corner west west ahead of Black Water Swamp. Photo taken 07/03/08.
Just beyond Johnsons Corner is Clearwater Lake Recreation Site in Ocala National Forest. Photo taken 07/03/08.
Nearing the north end of Lake County 439, a rural route leading south to Lake County 44A and Florida 44 outside of Eustis. Photo taken 07/03/08.
County Road 439 resembles CR 42 with light traffic, forested frontage, and intersecting rural residential streets. Photo taken 07/03/08.
Advancing west from CR 439 south, CR 42 continues 3.4 miles to SR 19 in unincorporated Altoona. Photo taken 07/03/08.



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07/03/08 by AARoads

Connect with:
U.S. 27
U.S. 301
U.S. 441
Florida 44
Lake County 439

Page Updated 03-22-2018.