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Tennessee State Route 87

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East end:  SR 19 near Brownsville
Major cities  Henning
Length  63.05 km
West end:  Dead end at Mississippi River near Fort Pillow State Park
Counties  Lauderdale County, Tennessee, Haywood County, Tennessee

State Route 87 (abbreviated SR 87) is a secondary state highway located in Lauderdale and Haywood counties in West Tennessee. SR 87 runs west to east through mixed terrain of bluffs and rolling hills in Lauderdale County and mostly river bottoms in Haywood County. SR 87 is a two-lane facility throughout its length and features a 50-55 MPH speed limit depending on terrain. This highway is also narrow and in poor condition in several locations. This highway provides direct access to West Tennessee State Penitentiary and indirect access to Fort Pillow State Park via State Route 207. The western terminus of SR 87 is notable due to the extreme levels of erosion from the Mississippi River that has created a very sharp and unstable "cliff" that forced TDOT to erect a barricade to stop vehicles from driving over the edge and into the river.


Map of TN-87, Tennessee, USA

Counties traversed (West to East)

SR 87 traverses the following counties shown in the table below.

Points of interest (South to North)

  • Fort Pillow State Park
  • West Tennessee State Penitentiary
  • References

    Tennessee State Route 87 Wikipedia

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