County Road 361

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CR 361 along Keaton Beach Drive spurs south from CR 361 along Beach Drive to the coastal community of Keaton Beach. Hodges Park lies at the south end of Keaton Beach Drive along the Gulf of Mexico. The pier at Hodges Park was destroyed by storm surge from Hurricane Hermine, which made landfall in the Big Bend Region of Florida on September 2, 2016. The Taylor County Commission moved forward with a project to demolish the former pier remnants and construct a new pier and pavilion in April 2017.1

County Road 361 has five branches within Taylor County in Florida's Big Bend region. The main section is a coastal loop west from SR 51 (Riverside Drive) in Steinhatchee to Keaton Beach, and north from Keaton Beach to Perry. The segment along Beach Road runs 18.32 miles northwest across Big Bend Wildlife Management Area to Keaton Beach Drive. Keaton Beach Drive spurs south to Hodges Park along the Gulf of Mexico. The 17.65 mile northern portion of CR 361 extends from Keaton Beach Drive along the continuation of Beach Road to U.S. 19/98/27 Alternate.

An unsigned branch of County Road 361 spurs 0.34 miles west from CR 361 (Beach Road) at Keaton Beach along Ezell Beach Road.

Within the Perry area, County Road 361B arcs west from CR 359B (Osteen Road) and CR 356 along Woods Creek Road 4.07 miles north to Harrison Blue Road, where CR 361 takes over 2.69 miles east on Harrison Blue and Pisgah Roads to U.S. 221. North of Pisgah Road, CR 361 also follows Shiloh Church Road 0.64 miles west from U.S. 221 to J.J. Blue Road and 1.96 miles east on Roberts Aman Road to Johnson Stripling Road. Johnson Stripling Road continues the route 3.52 miles south to Ash Street. Ash Street is another branch of CR 361, extending 1.83 miles east from U.S. 19/98 to Helen Street.

Dixie County Road 361 spurs 11.31 miles from CR 358 at Jena to Jena Wildlife Management Area and an unpaved cul de sac south of Cow Creek. Unsigned CR 361B provides a cut off from CR 361 northwest 0.97 miles to CR 358 at Jena along SW 820th Street.

Steinhatchee River and Deadman Bay

The Steinhatchee River flows west from Steinhatchee adjacent to CR 361 to Dead Man Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. 07/22/20

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County Road 361 East - Ash Street
Unsigned CR 361 along Ash Street east at Jefferson Street (former U.S. 221). Photo taken 12/26/11.
CR 361 (Ash Street) east at the branch of CR 361 on Johnson Stripling Road. Photo taken 11/26/14.
County Road 361 West - Ash Street
CR 361 (Ash Street) west at Jefferson Street (old U.S. 221). Photo taken 12/26/11.
The 1.83 mile branch of CR 361 along Ash Street concludes westbound at U.S. 19-27-221 (Byron Butler Parkway). Photo taken 12/26/11.
Ash Street extends west from U.S. 19-27-221 to Miller Road, which is former Florida Secondary 356B. Photo taken 12/26/11.
The keys shield for S-356B was date stamped in August 1973. Photo taken 12/26/11.
County Road 361 North - Johnson Stripling Road
Johnson Stripling Road stems north from Veterans Drive E (CR 1509) two tenths of a mile to CR 361 at Pine Crest Street. Photo taken 11/26/14.
The keys shield for S-361 by Julia Street was date stamped in April 1965. Photo taken 11/26/14.
The shield assembly referencing C-361 at Cherry Street was turned 90 degrees. CR 361 turns north onto Johnson Stripling Road from Pine Crest Road west adjacent to Pace Field. Photo taken 11/26/14.
The keys shield at Cherry Street was date stamped in May 1972. Photo taken 11/26/14.
County Road 361 South - Johnson Stripling Road
CR 361 turns east from Johnson Stripling Road onto Pine Crest Street by Taylor County High School in Perry. Photo taken 11/26/14.
Reassurance marker posted east of Johnson Stripling Road on Pinecrest Street. Photo taken 11/26/14.
Pinecrest Road extends east to Ellison Road, which leads south to U.S. 27 via Buckeye Nursery Road.. Photo taken 11/26/14.
Buckeye Nursery Road extends Ellison Road south from San Pedro Road (old CR 356) to U.S. 27. Photo taken 11/26/14.
County Road 361 East - Pisgah Road
CR 361 (Pisgah Road) east at Gas Plant Road (CR 359A) south and Polhill Drive north. This pentagon replaced a keys shield. Photo taken 06/05/09.
County Road 361 West - Harrison Blue Road
CR 361 extends west from U.S. 19/98 along Harrison Blue Road. Photo taken 06/05/09.
Dating from 1970, the keys shield for C-361 posted west of U.S. 19/98 was replaced by 2013. Photo taken 06/05/09.
County Road 361 North
CR 361 commences northbound along along 1st Avenue S at 1st Street W opposite the end of CR 51 in Steinhatchee. CR 361 curves away from the adjacent Steinhatchee River northward onto 2nd Street W. Photo taken 07/22/20.
Unsigned CR 361 (2nd Street W) continues north from Steinhatchee 17 miles to Keaton Beach. Photo taken 07/22/20.
CR 361 (Beach Drive) turns north beyond Keaton Beach Coastal Park. An unsigned leg of CR 361 spurs south along Keaton Beach Drive to Hodges Park in Keaton Beach. Photo taken 12/31/06.
An older mileage sign referencing Perry via CR 361 north to U.S. 19-98-27 ALT at Keaton Beach Drive. Photo taken 12/31/06.
County Road 361 South
CR 361 (Beach Road) branches southwest from U.S. 19-98-27 ALT, 17 miles to Keaton Beach. Cedar Island lies three miles further along a succeeding branch of CR 361. Photo taken 12/31/06.
CR 361 (Beach Road) south ahead of Ellison Gamble Road east. Photo taken 12/31/06.
CR 361 crosses Cypress Creek north of Olan Murphy Road on a bridge built in 1940. Photo taken 12/31/06.
MA Dixon Road stems west from CR 361 to CR 361A (Spring Warrior Road). Photo taken 12/31/06.
CR 361 spans Spring Warrior Creek on a 1940-built bridge just south of Ma Dixon Road. Photo taken 12/31/06.
CR 361 (Beach Rooad) makes a sharp turn between Yates Creek Road north and Adams Beach Road southwest. Photo taken 12/31/06.
A former branch of CR 361, Dekle Beach Road spurs 1.5 miles west to the coastal community of Dekle Beach. Photo taken 12/31/06.
CR 361 (Beach Road) arcs southeastward toward Cedar Island around Salt Creek from Keaton Beach. Photo taken 12/31/06.
Keaton Beach Drive (unsigned CR 361) spurs south into the Gulf community of Keaton Beach. Photo taken 12/31/06.
CR 361 (Beach Drive) continues east by Keaton Beach Coastal Park toward Salt Creek. Photo taken 12/31/06.
Cedar Island Road spurs west from CR 361 into the community of Cedar Island. Photo taken 12/31/06.
A strip of homes along Gulfview Drive line Dark Island to the west of CR 361. Photo taken 12/31/06.
CR 361A along Fish Creek Highway branches south from CR 361 to a dead end at Fish Creek. Photo taken 12/31/06.
CR 361 runs along side the Big Bend Wildlife Management Area Tide Swamp Unit between Fish Creek and Steinhatchee. Photo taken 12/31/06.
CR 361 (2nd Street W) south at 1st Avenue N in Steinhatchee. The unsigned route concludes one block to the southeast at 1st Street W and CR 51 (1st Avenue S). Photo taken 07/22/20.
Turning east along side the Steinhatchee River, CR 361 transitions onto 1st Avenue S just ahead of 1st Street W. Unsigned CR 51 takes over along the ensuing 0.35 mile stretch. Photo taken 07/22/20.
County Road 361 North

Keaton Beach Drive northbound after Hodges Park and the south end of Keaton Beach.
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Keaton Beach Drive north at the unmarked intersection with CR 361 along Beach Drive south to Cedar Island and Steinhatchee and north to Perry.
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County Road 361 South

Keaton Beach lies on a peninsula south of CR 361 (Beach Drive) between the Gulf of Mexico and Salt Creek.
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Pine Isle Drive spurs west to an RV park and a handful of homes overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.
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Keaton Beach Drive (CR 361) spans an inlet linking the adjacent canals toward the south end of Keaton Beach.
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The CR 361 (Keaton Beach Drive) leg to Keaton Beach concludes at Hodges Park.
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County Road 361 North
The north end of CR 361 at CR 358 by the community of Jena is unmarked. CR 358 leads northeast to U.S. 19-98-27 ALT at Jonesboro. Photo taken 07/23/20.
County Road 361 South
CR 361 branches south from CR 358 at Jena toward Jena Wildlife Management Area. Photo taken 07/23/20.

Sources:
  1. "Keaton pier will be re-built at same location." Taco Times (Perry, FL), April 12, 2017.

    Connect with:
    U.S. 19
    U.S. 27
    U.S. 98
    U.S. 221
    State Road 51
    County Road 359

    Page Updated 07-24-2020.

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