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Kentucky United States #23 Highway Guide

Miles Kms Item Summary
0.0
0.0
2392 ft.
Kentucky-Virginia Border
US Highway 23 passes through the Pound Gap of Pine Mountain in the Virginia-Kentucky border and enters the state of Kentucky. Early settlers used the gap to enter Kentucky from Virginia.
1.1
1.8
1880 ft.
Junction: US Highway 119
US Highway 23 & US Highway 119 intersect at this junction. NOTE: North overlap with US Highway 23. Southwest access to the community of Mayking, Lecher County, KY. Limited services.
1.7
2.8
1834 ft.
Point of Interest
To the east of US Highway 23 is Elkhorn Lake (Jenkins, KY). Access from US Highway 23 is at the intersection of KY State Highway 805, right on C and O Railroad Road.
2.4
3.8
1575 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 805
Junction of US Highway 23 & Kentucky State Highway 805. West access to the community of Fleming-Neon, Letcher County, KY (alt. 1,391 ft) - limited services; and the community of Seco, Letcher County, KY. Limited services. South-north access to the community of Jenkins, Letcher County, KY (alt. 1,539 ft). - Nearby is Elkhorn Lake (Jenkins, KY), fishing. - Pine Mountain Pound Gap: an opening in the Pine Mountain along the Kentucky-Virginia state line, used by early settlers from Virginia to cross into Kentucky. - David A. Zegeer Coal-Railroad Museum (102 Main Street) is in a restored 1911 train station; has photographical collections of historic and modern coal mining, tools/artifacts used by mines and railroads.
11.2
18.1
1014 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 610
Intersection of US Highway 23 & Kentucky State Highway 610. North access to the community of Jonancy, Pike County, KY (limited services) and the community of Virgie, Pike County, KY. Limited services. To the east, this highway ends at a junction with KY State Highway 805.
11.4
18.3
1033 ft.
Dorton, KY
Community of Dorton, Pike County, KY. Limited services.
11.6
18.7
1132 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 805
Junction of US Highway 23 & Kentucky State Highway 805. South access to the community of Dorton, Pike County, KY (limited services) and the community of Jenkins, Letcher County, KY (alt. 1,539 ft). - Nearby is Elkhorn Lake (Jenkins, KY), fishing. - Pine Mountain Pound Gap: an opening in the Pine Mountain along the Kentucky-Virginia state line, used by early settlers from Virginia to cross into Kentucky. - David A. Zegeer Coal-Railroad Museum (102 Main Street) is in a restored 1911 train station; has photographical collections of historic and modern coal mining, tools/artifacts used by mines and railroads.
21.3
34.2
758 ft.
Point of Interest
Crossing Levisa Fork River, KY.
21.3
34.3
758 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 122
Junction of US Highway 23 & Kentucky State Highway 122. West-south-west access to the community of Melvin, Floyd County, KY (limited services) and the community of Bypro, Floyd County KY (limited services). To the north, this highway ends at an intersection with US Highway 460/KY State Highway 80.
22.1
35.6
722 ft.
Point of Interest
Levisa Fork River, KY crossing.
23.0
37.0
709 ft.
Point of Interest
Crossing Levisa Fork River, KY.
25.8
41.5
676 ft.
Point of Interest
Levisa Fork River, KY crossing.
25.9
41.6
702 ft.
Junction: US Highway 460/Kentucky State Highway 80
Junction of US Highway 23 with US Highway 460 & Kentucky State Highway 80. East access to the community of Shelbiana, Pike County, KY. Limited services. NOTE: Both highways overlap US Highway 23 to the north.
30.9
49.7
699 ft.
Junction
NOTE: US Highways 23 and 460 branch off to the east.
31.5
50.7
696 ft.
Junction
NOTE: US Highway 23 rejoins its main route at this point after circling the community of Pikeville, KY.
33.4
53.7
653 ft.
Junction: US Highway 119
NOTE: US Highway 119 terminates its overlap with US Highway 23. East-north access to the community of Sidney, Pike County, KY (alt. 748 ft). Limited services.
34.9
56.2
676 ft.
Coal Run Village, KY
Community of Coal Run Village, Pike County, KY (alt. 659 ft). - Coal Run Village City Park (Tel. 606-437-6032): picnic tables/shelter, walking/running track, benches, parking.
41.0
65.9
673 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 979
Junction of US Highway 23 & Kentucky State Highway 979. West route to the community of Harold, Floyd County, KY (limited services), then heads south to the community of Grethel, Floyd County, KY. Limited services.
42.1
67.7
640 ft.
Betsy Layne, KY
Community of Betsy Layne, Floyd County, KY (alt. 650 ft). Limited services.
43.8
70.5
650 ft.
Stanville, KY
Community of Stanville, Floyd County, KY. Limited services.
49.0
78.9
653 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 1426
Intersection of US Highway 23 & Kentucky State Highway 1426. South access to the communities of Banner and Dana, Floyd County, KY. Both have limited services.
50.6
81.5
659 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 1428
Junction of US Highway 23 & Kentucky State Highway 1428
51.0
82.1
666 ft.
Dwale, KY
Community of Dwale, Floyd County, KY. Limited services.
52.9
85.1
679 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highways 80/302
Intersection of US Highway 23 & Kentucky State Highways 80/302. NOTE: KY State Highway 80 ends its overlap with US Highway 23.
55.8
89.8
636 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 114
Junction of US Highway 23 & Kentucky State Highway 114. To the north, this highway crosses the Levisa Fork River; and ends at an intersection with KY State Highway 1428.
59.1
95.1
758 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 1428
Junction of US Highway 23 & Kentucky State Highway 1428
62.3
100.2
600 ft.
East Point, KY
Community of East Point, Johnson County, KY (alt. 623 ft). Limited services.
64.6
103.9
797 ft.
Hager Hill, KY
Community of Hager Hill, Johnson County, KY. Limited services.
65.9
106.0
636 ft.
Collista, KY
Community of Collista, Johnson County, KY. Limited services.
69.4
111.7
623 ft.
Junction: US Highway 460/Kentucky State Highway 40
Junction of US Highway 23 with US Highway 460 & Kentucky State Highway 40. NOTE: US Highway 460 separates from US Highway 23 at this point and takes a southwest-west route. KY State Highway 40 also takes a south route to access the community of Painstville, KY.
70.5
113.5
669 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 321
Junction of US Highway 23 & Kentucky State Highway 321
71.5
115.1
738 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 201
Intersection of US Highway 23 & Kentucky State Highway 201. North access to the community of Low Gap, Johnson County, KY (limited services) and the community of Sitka, Johnson County, KY (alt. 712 ft). Limited services.
73.5
118.3
646 ft.
Wittensville, KY
Community of Wittensville, Johnson County, KY (alt. 692 ft). Limited services.
74.2
119.4
636 ft.
Nippa, KY
Community of Nippa, Johnson County, KY (alt. 636 ft). Limited services.
79.1
127.3
663 ft.
River, KY
Community of River, Johnson County, KY. Limited services.
79.8
128.4
640 ft.
Lowmansville, KY
Community of Lowmansville, Lawrence County, KY. Limited services.
83.9
135.0
577 ft.
Ulysses, KY
Community of Ulysses, Lawrence County, KY. Limited services.
84.8
136.4
581 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 645
Intersection of US Highway 23 & Kentucky State Highway 645. South access to the community of Inez, county seat of Martin County, KY (alt. 636 ft). Limited services.
94.5
152.1
630 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 2565 (Old U.S. 23)
Junction of US Highway 23 & Kentucky State Highway 2565 (Old U.S. 23)
96.8
155.7
640 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 32
US Highway 23 & Kentucky State Highway meet at this point. East-north route; ends at an intersection with KY State Highway 3.
98.3
158.2
581 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 3
Junction of US Highway 23 & Kentucky State Highway 3. Takes a north-east route and ends on Louisa Road (US Highway 23). South access to the community of Louisa, county seat of Lawrence County, KY (alt. 584 ft). Near the Kentucky-West Virginia state line. - Yatesville Lake State Park (Louisa, KY, Tel. 606-673-1492): Amenities - 47 campsites, Eagle Ridge Golf Course, fishing lagoon, marina, beach, playground, hiking trails, 2 picnic shelters, grill, showers. Activities - fishing, camping, hiking, picnicking, swimming, boating, golfing. - Kentucky's Paveillon (Jct of US Highway 23 & KY State Highway 3): houses a collection of Country Music memorabilia.
103.5
166.5
518 ft.
Point of Interest
Crossing the Levisa Fork River, KY.
110.7
178.1
584 ft.
Kavanaugh, KY
Community of Kavanaugh, Boyd County, KY. Limited services.
111.1
178.8
587 ft.
Burnaugh, KY
Community of Burnaugh, Boyd County, KY (alt. 587 ft). Limited services.
112.7
181.3
558 ft.
Durbin, KY
Community of Durbin, Boyd County, KY (alt. 551 ft). Limited services.
115.6
186.0
561 ft.
Lockwood, KY
Community of Lockwood, Boyd County, KY (alt. 574 ft). Limited services.
120.9
194.6
574 ft.
Junction: US Interstate Highway 64
US Highway 23 & US Interstate Highway 64 intersect at this junction. To the east, this highway crosses the Kentucky-Virginia state line on the Levisa Fork River into Wayne County, West Virginia. 
122.7
197.5
558 ft.
Junction: US Highway 60
Junction of US Highway 23 & US Highway 60. NOTE: To the north, US Highway 60 overlaps US Highway 23. To the east, this highway heads to Kenova, WV, after crossing the Kentucky-West Virginia state line.
123.7
199.0
554 ft.
Catlettsburg, KY
Community of Catlettsburg, county seat of Boyd County, KY (alt. 554 ft). Limited services.
123.9
199.4
551 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 168
Junction of US Highway 23 & Kentucky State Highway 168. North access to the community of Westwood, Boyd County, KY (alt. 682 ft). Limited services.
128.3
206.4
545 ft.
Ashland, KY
City of Ashland, Boyd County, KY (alt. 551 ft). - Central Park (17th & 22nd Streets and Central & Lexington Avenues): 2 sand volleyball courts, lighted baseball field, 2 basketball courts, 5 asphalt tennis courts, 10 horseshoe courts, pond, playgrounds, gardens/fountains, Indian Mounds, ice rink, restrooms, concession stands. - Dawson Park (Central Ave. between 6th & 7th Sts): swimming pool, water slide, playground equipment, volleyball court, basketball court.
130.7
210.3
551 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 168
Junction of US Highway 23 & Kentucky State Highway 168. South access to the community of Westwood, Boyd County, KY (alt. 682 ft). Limited services.
131.1
211.0
564 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 5
Intersection of US Highway 23 & Kentucky State Highway 5. West access to the community of Bellefonte, Greenup County, KY (alt. 636 ft). Limited services.
131.6
211.8
548 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 693
Junction of US Highway 23 & Kentucky State Highway 693
133.4
214.6
554 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 750
Junction of US Highway 23 & Kentucky State Highway 750
134.0
215.6
541 ft.
Brdige
Ironton-Russell Bridge, light-blue cantilever bridge; first highway bridge along the Ohio River. Connects Russell, KY with Ironton, OH.
134.5
216.4
545 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 207
US Highway 23 & Kentucky State Highway 207 meet at this point.
135.8
218.6
545 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 750
Intersection of US Highway 23 & Kentucky State Highway 750, in the community of Raceland, Greenup County, KY (alt. 545 ft). Limited services. To the north, Pond Run Road/State Hwy 244 accesses the community of Worthington, Greenup County, KY (alt. 561 ft). - Ashland Regional Airport, a public-use airport 6 miles northwest of Ashland, KY.
137.9
221.9
541 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 693
Junction of US Highway 23 & Kentucky State Highway 693
138.4
222.8
577 ft.
Wurtland, KY

139.3
224.1
548 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 67 (Industrial Parkway)
Intersection of US Highway 23 & Kentucky State Highway 67. Ends at an intersection with US Interstate Highway 64 to the south. Northern terminus of U.S. Highway 67 (Industrial Parkway). 
141.6
227.8
548 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 1
Junction of US Highway 23 & Kentucky State Highway 1
142.0
228.5
548 ft.
Greenup, KY

142.5
229.3
541 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 2
Junction of US Highway 23 & Kentucky State Highway 2
143.0
230.2
548 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 2541
Junction of US Highway 23 & Kentucky State Highway 2541
146.2
235.3
528 ft.
Lloyd, KY
Community of Lloyd, Greenup County, KY (alt. 541 ft). Limited services.
147.9
238.0
522 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 10
US Highway 23 intersects Kentucky State Highway 10 at this junction. To the east, KY State Highway 10 crosses Kentucky-Ohio state line via the Jesse Stuart Memorial Bridge. Enters the state of Ohio and becomes US Highway 52. West access to the communities of Quincy and Garrison, in Lewis County, KY. Limited services. Further west is the community of Vanceburg, county seat of Lewis County, KY (alt. 538 ft). - Vanceburg Depot Museum (Tel. 606-796-0238): railroad memorabilia, historical displays, books, photographs, books; open 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Mon-Fri.
154.7
248.9
597 ft.
Archaeological Site
Biggs Site, an archaeological site about the Adena culture, in Greenup, KY. Consists of a central conical burial ground surrounded by concentric circular embankments and ditches.
157.7
253.8
499 ft.
Point of Interest
Creek crossing on US Highway 23.
158.3
254.8
531 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 7
Junction of US Highway 23 & Kentucky State Highway 7
160.2
257.8
577 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 8
Intersection of US Highway 23 & Kentucky State Highway 8. South access to the communities of Quincy and Garrison, Lewis County, KY. Limited services. Turns west and goes to the community of Vanceburg, county seat of Lewis County, KY (alt. 538 ft). - Vanceburg Depot Museum (Tel. 606-796-0238): railroad memorabilia, historical displays, books, photographs, books; open 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Mon-Fri.
160.4
258.2
492 ft.
Kentucky-Ohio State Line
US Highway 23 ends it route in Kentucky at the Kentucky-Ohio state line. Begins its routing in Ohio, in the city of Portsmouth, OH. LD11e

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