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MO-39.svg
Route 39
Maintained by MoDOT
Length: 110 mi (177 km)
Formed: 1922
North end: US 54.svgMO-supp-DD.svg U.S. Route 54/Route DD in Cedar Springs
South end: Arkansas 221.svg Highway 221 at the Arkansas state line
Major cities: Cedar Springs
Stockton
Arcola
Greenfield
South Greenfield
Pennsboro
Miller
Albatross
Mount Vernon
Aurora
Jenkins
Cato
Shell Knob
Viola
Carr Lane
Missouri Highways
< Route 38 US 40 >
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Route 39 is a two-lane highway in southwest Missouri. Its northern terminus is at U.S. Route 54 between Collins and El Dorado Springs at the community of Cedar Springs; its southern terminus is at the Arkansas state line (north of Berryville, Arkansas) where it continues as Highway 221.

Route 39 is one of the original 1922 state highways. At that time, its southern terminus was at the Dade/Lawrence County line south of Pennsboro.

There is a short Business Route 39 in Mount Vernon.

Route of the highway

Route 39 begins at US 54, heading south-southeast towards Stockton. About one mile (1.6 km) before reaching Stockton, the road begins a brief concurrency with Route 32 before turning south again. Two miles south of Stockton is the western terminus of Route 215. South of Arcola, Route 39 crosses a branch of Stockton Lake.

At Greenfield is the beginning of a concurrency with U.S. Route 160 which last for two miles (3 km), with US 160 turning west and Route 39 continuing south to South Greenfield. At Albatross is an intersection with Route 96. The curves around on its approach to Mount Vernon.

At the north edge of Mount Vernon is the western terminus of Route 174, and two miles (3 km) further south, Route 39 turns east, joining Business Loop I-44 for about two miles (3 km). At Interstate 44, the business loop ends, and Route 265 begins and the two will be united to Aurora, where Route 39 intersects U.S. Route 60.

South of Aurora, Route 39 heads straight south for about sixteen miles and intersects Route 248. The highway then enters the Mark Twain National Forest. Eight miles south of Route 248, Route 39 forms a brief concurrency with Route 76, then turns south again. At Shell Knob, Route 39 crosses Table Rock Lake. At Carr Lane is an intersection with Route 86, and one mile (1.6 km) further south the highway crosses the Arkansas state line.


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