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AL STATE LINE: 0 - 0
TN 122: 5.6 - 5.6
Creation: Appeared in 1927 or 1928 running from US 41 Pelham southwest through Winchester, Belvidere and Huntland before ending at the Lincoln County Line.
Adjustments: In 1931, TN 97 east was truncated to Belvidere. Belvider to Winchester became part of TN 15-S (now Belvidere Rd/Old David Crockett Hwy, a bit of US 64 and US 64 Bus). The route to Winchester to Pelham is unclear in 1931 but became part of TN 50 in 1932 (now a bit of US 41A, Old Decherd Rd, some TN 50, the lengthy Old Alto Hwy; US 64 to I-24 except Old State Hwy 50, Old Pelham Rd; TN 50 to Pelham except Ballpark Rd.
In 1933 or 1934, TN 97 east was truncated to US 64 Salem.
Between 1935-39, TN 97 was rerouted at Huntland to head north to US 64 instead of via Beans Creek to Salem. The first half-mile of the old route became part of TN 97-S and Beans Creek Rd through Beans Creek to US 64 Salem.
In 1940, TN 97 south was cut back to Huntland, then sent east and south replacing TN 97-S to the Alabama Line at Francisco AL. The old route to Lincoln County was Elora Rd, which did become TN 122 not long after.
Between 1979-85, TN 97 north was truncated to Huntland with the route replaced by TN 122 to US 64.
Posting: Posted as secondary throughout
Secret US Route Overlay: None
Comment: TN 97 contains 2 90 degree turns in Huntland plus 3 tight 15 mph curves just east of Huntland
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