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Kentucky United States #42 Highway Guide

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469 ft.
Kentucky-Ohio State Line
After crossing the state line from Cincinnati, Ohio, US Highway 42 enters the state of Kentucky. Runs concurrently with US Highways 25/127.
0.2
0.3
472 ft.
Bridge
Clay Wade Bailey Bridge, a cantilever bridge which connects Covington, KY and Cincinnati, OH; US Highway 25 terminates at this point; carries US Highways 42/127 across the Ohio River.
0.9
1.5
528 ft.
Covington, KY

1.1
1.8
495 ft.
Junction: US Interstate Highways 71/75
Junction of US Highway 42 with US Interstate Highways 71/75. North access to Goebels Park (Philadelphia St): open field, trees, crosses the Ohio River into Cincinnati, OH, via the Brent Spence Bridge, a double-decker cantilever truss bridge. To the south, access the community of Fort Wright, Kenton County, Kentucky (alt. 846 ft). Attractions - James A. Ramage Civil War Museum (1402 Highland Ave, Tel. 859-344-1145) is dedicated to the preserving and interpreting the unique role Northern Kentucky played in the Civil War by means of education, archaeology, and research.
2.2
3.5
732 ft.
Park Hills, KY
Community of Park Hills, Kenton County, Kentucky (alt. 751 ft). Nearby is Devou Park (KY State Highway 1072): 18-hole Devou Park Golf Course, Prisoner's Lake, Drees Pavilion, 3 picnic shelters, Behringer-Crawford Museum, walking/biking/jogging trails, scenic overlook.
2.9
4.6
879 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 1072
Junction of US Highway 42 & Kentucky State Highway 1072. Northwest access to the community of Park Hills, Kenton County, Kentucky. Nearby is Devou Park (KY State Highway 1072): 18-hole Devou Park Golf Course, Prisoner's Lake, Drees Pavilion, 3 picnic shelters, Behringer-Crawford Museum, walking/biking/jogging trails, scenic overlook. This highway ends at an intersection with KY State Highway 8. NOTE: Short overlap with US Highway 42 to the south.
3.0
4.8
896 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 1072
NOTE: At this junction, KY State Highway 1072 ends its short overlap with US Highway 42. Southwest access to the community of Fort Wright, Kenton County, KY. - James A. Ramage Civil War Museum (1402 Highland Ave, Tel. 859-344-1145 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting859-344-1145end_of_the_skype_highlighting) is dedicated to the preserving and interpreting the unique role Northern Kentucky played in the Civil War by means of education, archaeology, and research. - Also nearby is Devou Park (KY State Highway 1072): 18-hole Devou Park Golf Course, Prisoner's Lake, KY, Drees Pavilion, 3 picnic shelters, Behringer-Crawford Museum, walking/biking/jogging trails, scenic overlook.
4.0
6.4
814 ft.
Junction: US Interstate Highways 71/75
Junction of US Highway 42 & US Interstate Highways 71/75. Northeast access to the community of Fort Wright, Kenton County, KY. - James A. Ramage Civil War Museum (1402 Highland Ave, Tel. 859-344-1145) is dedicated to the preserving and interpreting the unique role Northern Kentucky played in the Civil War by means of education, archaeology, and research. - Also nearby is Devou Park (KY State Highway 1072): 18-hole Devou Park Golf Course, Prisoner's Lake, Drees Pavilion, 3 picnic shelters, Behringer-Crawford Museum, walking/biking/jogging trails, scenic overlook. . West access to the community of Fort Mitchell, Kenton County, Kentucky (alt. 853 ft). - Gen. Ormsby Mitchel Park (261 Grandview Dr): picnic pavilion, restrooms (seasonally open). - Crescent Park (2550 Avon Dr): benches, play structure, no restroom.
4.8
7.8
876 ft.
Fort Mitchell, KY
Community of Fort Mitchell, Kenton County, Kentucky (alt. 853 ft). - Gen. Ormsby Mitchel Park (261 Grandview Dr): picnic pavilion, restrooms (seasonally open). - Crescent Park (2550 Avon Dr): benches, play structure, no restroom.
5.2
8.3
866 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 371
Junction of US Highway 42 & Kentucky State Highway 371. NOTE: Short overlap with US Highway 42 to the southwest. To the east, this highway ends at KY State Highway 17.
5.2
8.4
879 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 371
NOTE: KY State Highway 371 ends its very short overlap with US Highway 42. To the northwest, KY State Highway 371 intersects US Interstate Highways 71/75 and accesses the community of Crescent Springs, Kenton County, Kentucky (alt. 823 ft). - Crescent Springs Community Park (800 Buttermilk Pike): paved walking nature trail, 6-station playground (for kids with physical limitations), swinging bridge, state-of-the-art playground (ages 2-12 yrs), soccer field, picnic tables/grills, 2 picnic shelters, basketball court.
5.5
8.8
879 ft.
Lakeside Park, KY
Community of Lakeside Park, Kenton County, Kentucky (alt. 850 ft). Limited services.
5.6
9.0
860 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 1303
Intersection of US Highway 42 & Kentucky State Highway 1303. South access to the community of Edgewood, Kenton County, Kentucky (alt. 863 ft). - President's Park (283 Dudley Road, Tel. 859-331-5910): hiking trails, basketball courts, baseball fields. - Freedom Park (550 Freedom Park Dr, Tel. 859-331-5910): baseball field, 2 sand volleyball courts, 2 basketball courts, soccer field, football field, playground, shelter, Veterans' Memorial & 9/11 Memorial.
6.2
10.0
840 ft.
Junction: US Interstate Highway 275
US Highway 42 & US Interstate Highway 275 intersect at this point. East access to the community of Taylor Mill, Kenton County, Kentucky (alt. 863 ft). Attractions - Pride Park (5614 Taylor Mill Rd: walking/hiking trails, playgrounds, rental shelters, community center, amphitheater, basketball court. - George Bowman Park (8895 Locust Pike West): baseball field, picnic area. West access to the community of Crestview Hills, Kenton County, KY (alt. 860 ft). Limited services.
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11.0
840 ft.
Edgewood, KY
Community of Edgewood, Kenton County, Kentucky (alt. 863 ft). - President's Park (283 Dudley Road, Tel. 859-331-5910): hiking trails, basketball courts, baseball fields. - Freedom Park (550 Freedom Park Dr, Tel. 859-331-5910): baseball field, 2 sand volleyball courts, 2 basketball courts, soccer field, football field, playground, shelter, Veterans' Memorial & 9/11 Memorial.
8.1
13.0
899 ft.
Erlanger, KY

8.1
13.1
912 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 236
Junction of US Highway 42 & Kentucky State Highway 236. Terminates to the southeast at an intersection with KY State Highway 1303. KY State Highway 236 ends at a junction with KY State Highway 212.
8.8
14.1
906 ft.
Elsmere, KY

9.4
15.2
912 ft.
Parks
Covered Bridge Park (off Covered Bridge via Goodridge, Elsmore, KY): picnic tables, grill, pavilion, basketball courts, playground, playing field. - Walnut Creek Park (Cedar Wood Circle, Florence, KY): open play area, ballfield; parking not available.
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15.4
915 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 1017
Junction of US Highway 42 & Kentucky State Highway 1017. On a northwest-northeast route, this highway ends at an intersection with US Interstate Highway 275.
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15.9
902 ft.
Park
Florence Nature Park (off Banklick Street, Florence, KY, Tel. 859-647-5416): asphalt & concrete walking trails, gazebo, outdoor patio, grill, restrooms, landscaped gardens, granite animals.
10.1
16.2
925 ft.
Junction: US Highway 25
NOTE: US Highway 25 exits US Highway 42 at this junction. South access to the community of Walton, Boone & Kenton Counties, Kentucky (alt. 928 ft). - Walton Community Park: tennis courts, basketball courts, soccer/softball fields, playground, paved walking/hiking trails, picnic tables/shelters.
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16.8
925 ft.
Florence, KY

11.3
18.2
869 ft.
Junction: US Interstate Highways 71/75
US Highway 42 intersects US Interstate Highways 71 & 75. 
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19.8
892 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 842
Intersection of US Highway 42 & Kentucky State Highway 842. North access to Lincoln Wood Park (Rosetta & Surfwood Drives, Tel. 859-334-2117): playground, basketball court, 2 tennis courts, 2 ball fields, picnic shelter, dirt trails, restrooms. To the east, this highway intersects US Interstate Highways 71/75 and ends at a junction with KY State Highway 1303.
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20.6
784 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 237
Junction of US Highway 42 & Kentucky State Highway 237. Northwest access to the community of Oakbrook, Boone County, KY (alt. 869 ft). Limited services. To the south, KY State Highway 237 ends at an intersection with KY State Highway 536.
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21.7
837 ft.
Park
South Fork Park (South Fork Park Dr, Florence, KY, Tel. 859-647-5439): asphalt biking path, playgrounds, parking, sand volleyball court, shelter, open play area, steel pedestrian bridge.
15.1
24.3
876 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 536
Junction of US Highway 42 & Kentucky State Highway 536. East access to the community of Union, Boone County, Kentucky (alt. 837 ft). To the west, this highway ends at an intersection with KY State Highway 338.
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31.5
807 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 338
Intersection of US Highway 42 & Kentucky State Highway 338. NOTE: Overlap with US Highway 42 to the south. To the northeast, KY State Highway 338 ends at a junction with US Highway 25.
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31.8
820 ft.
Beaverlick, KY
Community of Beaverlick, Boone County, Kentucky (alt. 751 ft). Limited services.
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32.4
728 ft.
Junction: Kentucky Route 338/1292
NOTE: At this point 338 ends its overlap with US Highway 42 and goes west to access Big Bone Lick State Park: Amenities (62 campsites, outdoor museum, hiking trails, lake, swimming pool, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, softball fields, basketball courts, playground, 18-hole mini golf, picnic tables/shelters, grills). Activities (camping, hiking, fishing, picnicking, swimming
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37.0
499 ft.
Point of Interest
Crossing the Ohio River.
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37.1
499 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 14
Intersection of US Highway 42 & Kentucky State Highway 14. Southeast access to the community of Verona, Boone County, Kentucky. Limited services.
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486 ft.
Point of Interest
Crossing Big South Fork River on US Highway 42.
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49.0
463 ft.
Point of Interest
Bridge crossing over the Ohio River.
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49.1
476 ft.
Junction: US Highway 127
NOTE: US Highway 127 terminates its overlap with US Highway 42 at this juncture. South access to the community of Glencoe, Gallatin County, Kentucky (alt. 548 ft). Limited services.
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495 ft.
Warsaw, KY
Community of Warsaw, county seat of Gallatin County, Kentucky (alt. 495 ft). Along the Ohio, River. Limited services.
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495 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 35
Junction of US Highway 42 & Kentucky State Highway 35. South access to the community of Sparta, Gallatin & Owen Counties, Kentucky. - Kentucky Speedway (1 Speedway Drive, Tel. 888-652-7223): a 1.5 mile speedway with a 106,000 seating capacity, which features NASCAR Spring Cup, IndyCar, and Camping World Truck races.
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469 ft.
Point of Interest
Ohio River crossing.
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469 ft.
Point of Interest
Markland Locks & Dam, concrete bridge dam and locks across the Ohio River, which connects Gallatin County, KY and Switzerland County, IN.
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64.0
453 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 184
US Highway 42 & Kentucky State Highway 184 meet at this point. To the south, connects US Highway 42 & Kentucky State Highway 47.
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72.1
486 ft.
Ghent, KY
Community Ghent, Carroll County, KY (alt. 486 ft). Limited services.
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72.3
489 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 47
Junction of US Highway 42 & Kentucky State Highway 47. Begins at the community Ghent, Carroll County, KY (alt. 486 ft) and travels south-east-south to the community of Sanders, Carroll County, KY(alt. 486 ft). Limited services.
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83.1
482 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highways 36/227
Junction of Kentucky State Highways 36/227. NOTE: West overlap of KY State Highway 36 with US Highway 42. 
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84.4
492 ft.
Carollton, KY

53.0
85.3
449 ft.
Bridge
Bridge over the Kentucky River.
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85.8
463 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 55
Intersection of US Highway 45 & Kentucky State Highway 55. South access to the community of Campbellsburg, Henry County, Kentucky (alt. 906 ft). Limited services.
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463 ft.
Prestonville, KY
Community of Prestonville, Carroll County, Kentucky (alt. 463 ft). Located at the junction of the Kentucky River (fishing, canoeing) and Ohio Rivers. Limited services.
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87.1
430 ft.
Point of Interest
Creek crossing.
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87.5
459 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 36
NOTE: KY State Highway 36 separates from US Highway 42 at this junction. On a north-west route, provides access to the community of Milton, Trimble County, Kentucky (alt. 459 ft). - Nearby Milton-Madison Bridge connects Milton, KY to Madison, IN. The bridge is the only vehicular link in either direction between the states of Kentucky and Indiana.
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88.6
459 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 1226
Junction of US Highway 42 & Kentucky State Highway 1226; connects US Highway 42 with US Highway 421 to the west.
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104.9
915 ft.
Junction: US Highway 421
US Highway 42 & US Highway 421 converge at this point. NOTE: Short overlap with US Highway 42 to the south. North access to the community of Milton, Trimble County, Kentucky (alt. 459 ft). - Nearby Milton-Madison Bridge connects Milton, KY to Madison, IN. The bridge is the only vehicular link in either direction between the states of Kentucky and Indiana.
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105.1
906 ft.
Junction: US Highway 421
NOTE: After a brief overlap, US Highway 421 leaves US Highway 42 at this junction. South-west access to the community of Campbellsburg, Henry County, Kentucky (alt. 906 ft). Limited services.
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105.4
896 ft.
Bedford, KY
Community of Bedford, county seat of Trimble County, KY (alt. 902 ft). Limited services.
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118.0
886 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 157
Junction of US Highway 42 & Kentucky State Highway 157. East access to the community of Sulphur, Henry County, Kentucky. Limited services.
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886 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State H ighway 153
Intersection of US Highway 42 & Kentucky State Highway 153. South access to the community of Pendleton, Henry County, Kentucky. Limited services. KY State Highway 153 ends at a junction with KY State Highway 1861 in the community of Smithfield, Henry County, Kentucky (alt. 876 ft). Limited services.
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823 ft.
Park
Morgan Conservation Park (1200 E Hwy 524, La Grange, KY, Tel. 502-225-0655) has 217 acres of beautiful wildflowers, hiking trails, and waterfalls. Access from US Highway 42 is on E Hwy 524/W Hwy 524, then right on Covington Ridge Cutoff.
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130.1
810 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 53
Junction of US Highway 42 & Kentucky State Highway 53. Southwest access to the community of La Grange, Oldham County, Kentucky (alt. 863 ft). Places of interest: - Eddie Mundo Park (Washington St near Mulberry St): picnic areas, playground equipment, basketball court. - John T. Walsh Park (Fourth St/Old Laundry Rd): Little League ball fields, picnic tables, gazebos, playground equipment. - Wilborn Park (Head Lane/Hoffman Lane): picnic shelter, playground equipment, fishing, restrooms. Nearby are Crystal Lake & L and N Lake. Fishing.
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131.7
810 ft.
Westport, KY
From US Highway 42, State Hwy 524/Westport Road provides access to the community of Westport, Oldham County, Kentucky, along the Ohio River. - Westport Park (6617 Main St): fishing dock, playground, boat ramp/dock, horseshoe pits, picnic shelter, basketball court, restrooms.
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136.3
784 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 393
Intersection of US Highway 42 & Kentucky State Highway 393. South access to the community of Buckner, Oldham County, Kentucky (alt. 823 ft). Nearby is Reformatory Lake (Morgan Road) and Lake Lotawata (State Hwy 1817/Cedar Point Road). Fishing.
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145.4
686 ft.
Goshen, KY
Community of Goshen, Oldham County, Kentucky. Limited services.
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150.1
610 ft.
River Bluff, KY
Community of River Bluff, Oldham County, Kentucky (alt. 636 ft). Limited services. Nearest places of interest are in Prospect, KY.
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152.0
479 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 329
Junction of US Highway 42 & Kentucky State Highway 329. Southeast access to the community of Crestwood, Oldham County, Kentucky (alt. 784 ft). - Briar Hill Park (7400 East Orchard Glass Blvd): sand volleyball court, picnic shelters, walking trail, playground, basketball court, tennis courts, restrooms. - Peggy E. Baker Park (6887 Abbott Lane): playground, picnic shelter, restrooms, basketball court.
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152.8
466 ft.
Prospect, KY
Community of Prospect, Jefferson & Oldham Counties, Kentucky (alt. 469 ft). - Hays Kennedy Park (7303 Beachland Beach Rd; Bass Road off River Road, Tel. 502-583-3060): polo field, picnic tables, ball field, playground, 3 basketball courts, 2 soccer fields, 2 tennis courts, walking path, restrooms. - Hunting Creek Country Club (6807 Foxcroft Rd, Tel. 502-228-8129): 18-hole, par 72, regulation length, private golf course; clubhouse, Olympic-size swimming pool, 6 clay courts, 1 hard court.
95.1
153.1
463 ft.
Beachland Beach/Transylvania Beach, KY
From US Highway 42, taken River Road, right on Bass Road to reach the neighborhood if Beachland Beach, Louisville, KY. The neighborhood of Transylvania Beach can be accessed from River Road, right on Mayfair Avenue, left on The Concourse Road.
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154.0
456 ft.
Point of Interest
Putney's Pond (Timber Ridge Drive) is east of US Highway 42. Fishing.
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154.6
436 ft.
Point of Interest
Harrods Creek crossing.
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155.7
574 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 841
Junction of US Highway 42 & Kentucky State Highway 841. East access to the community of Green Spring, Jefferson County, Kentucky (alt. 617 ft). Limited services.
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155.9
597 ft.
Junction: Wolf Pen Branch Road
To the east, Wolf Pen Branch Road provides access to the community of Green Spring, Jefferson County, KY (alt. 617 ft). Limited services. To the west, this road accesses the Louisville, KY neighborhoods of Harrods Creek, intersects River Road, which travels south through the Louisville, KY neighborhoods of Guthrie Beach, Juniper Beach, and Goose Creek.
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158.7
512 ft.
Hills and Dales, KY
Community of Hills and Dales, Jefferson County, Kentucky (alt. 600 ft). Limited services.
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158.9
531 ft.
Junction: US Interstate Highway 71
US Highway 42 & US Interstate Highway 71 intersect at this point. Northeast access to the communities of Spring Valley (alt. 620 ft; limited services); Barbourmeade (alt. 630 ft, limited services); and Brownsboro Farm (alt. Jefferson County, Kentucky (alt. 636 ft, limited services), Jefferson County, Kentucky. Southwest access to the communities of Glenview Hills and Glenview Manor, Jefferson County, Kentucky. Limited services.
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159.2
574 ft.
Thornhill, KY/Old Brownsboro Place, KY
Seminary Drive, off US Highway 42, accesses the community of Thornhill (alt. 571 ft). Limited services. The community of Old Brownsboro Place (alt. 623 ft) can also be reached from Seminary Drive/Brownsboro Road. Both are in Jefferson County, KY. Limited services.
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159.6
568 ft.
Glenview Manor, KY
Lime Kiln Lane, from US Highway 42, accesses the community of Glenview Manor, Jefferson County, Kentucky. Limited services.
99.6
160.3
591 ft.
Crossgate, KY
Community of Crossgate, Jefferson County, Kentucky. Limited services.
99.8
160.6
591 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 22/Northfield Drive
Junction of US Highway 42 & Kentucky State Highway 22. East-northeast access to the communities of Thornhill and Old Brownsboro Place, Jefferson County, Kentucky. Limited services. To the north, Northfield Drive goes to the community of Northfield, Jefferson County, Kentucky. Limited services.
99.9
160.8
587 ft.
Junction: US Interstate Highway 264
US Highway 42 & US Interstate Highway 264 intersect at this junction. South access to the community of Woodlawn Park, Jefferson City, Kentucky (alt. 541 ft). To the north, this highway ends at an intersection with US Interstate Highway 71.
100.0
161.0
591 ft.
Windy Hills, KY
Community of WIndy Hills, Jefferson County, Kentucky (alt. 581 ft). Limited services.
100.5
161.8
584 ft.
Riverwood, KY
Community of Riverwood, Jefferson County, Kentucky (alt. 551 ft). Limited services. Access from US Highway 42 is on Blankenbaker Lane. - Historic Locust Grove (561 Blankenbaker Lane, Louisville, KY, Tel. 502-897-9845), an 18th century far can also be accessed on the same road; focal point is a 1790 Georgian mansion; has a museum, Visitor's Center, gift shop; open Mon-Sat - 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, Sun - 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.
101.0
162.6
509 ft.
Maryhill Estates, KY
N Hubbards Lane, off US Highway 42, accesses the community of Maryhill Estates, Jefferson County, Kentucky. Limited services.
101.8
163.9
558 ft.
Junction: Kentucky State Highway 1932
Junction of US Highway 42 & Kentucky State Highway 1932. South access to the communities of Brownsboro Village, Druid Hills, Bellewood, Norbourne Estates, Jefferson County, KY. Limited services.
102.0
164.1
554 ft.
Rolling Fields, KY
Community of Rolling Fields, Jefferson County, Kentucky. Limited services.
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164.8
512 ft.
Mockingbird Valley, KY
Community of Mockingbird Valley, Jefferson County, Kentucky. Limited services.
103.0
165.7
545 ft.
Parks

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167.7
446 ft.
Park
Bingham Park (160 Coral Ave, Louisville, KY): playground, basketball court, picnic tables, sprayground, restrooms.
104.8
168.6
420 ft.
Point of Interest
Crossing Beargrass Creek on US Highway 42.
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169.0
456 ft.
Parks
Thruston Park & Bandman Park (Louisville, KY) can be accessed from US Highway 42 on Frankfort Avenue/River Road; open field, trees.
105.1
169.1
469 ft.
Junction: US Interstate Highway 64
Junction of US Highway 42 & US Interstate Highway 64
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170.0
459 ft.
Junction: US Highways 60/31E - Louisville, Kentucky
US Highway 42 ends at an intersection with US Highways 60/31E.