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Arkansas Highway 268

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Existed:  May 23, 1973 – present
West end:  AR 14 near Mull
Length  4.47 km
West end:  AR 14
East end:  Buffalo National River
Constructed  23 May 1973
Arkansas Highway 268
East end:  CR 227 (B Rodgers Cir) / CR 259 (Locust Rd)

Highway 268 (AR 268, Ark. 268, and Hwy. 268) is a designation for two state highways in Marion County. One route of 3.00 miles (4.83 km) runs from Highway 14 to Marion County Road 227 (CR 227, B Rodgers Cir) and CR 259 (Locust Rd). A second route in south Marion County runs 2.78 miles (4.47 km) from Highway 14 to the Buffalo National River. Both routes are maintained by the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD).

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Map of AR-268, Yellville, AR 72687, USA

Western Marion County

The route begins at Highway 14 in northeast Marion County within the Ozark Mountains. The route serves as a short rural route near Bull Shoals Lake, running northeast to and intersection, where it meets Marion CR 227 (B Rodgers Cir) and CR 259 (Locust Rd). The roadway continues east as CR 259/Locust Rd, with CR 227 running north from the intersection.

Buffalo River

Highway 268 begins at Highway 14 in southern Marion County near the unincorporated community of Mull. The route runs east to the Buffalo National River. This access point on the river was formerly owned and operated by the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism as Buffalo River State Park, but was re-designated as the United States' first National River under National Park Service jurisdiction in 1972.

History

The section in western Marion County was added to the state highway system on May 23, 1973, pursuant to Act 9 of 1973 by the Arkansas General Assembly. The act directed county judges and legislators to designate up to 12 miles (19 km) of county roads as state highways in each county.

Major intersections

The entire route is in Marion County.

References

Arkansas Highway 268 Wikipedia


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