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State Route 281
Length: 50.54 mi[1] (81.34 km)
Formed: 1931
West end: US 24.svg US 24 near Defiance
East end: US 6.svg US 6 near Bradner
Counties: Defiance, Henry, Wood
Ohio highways
< SR 279 SR 282 >
Interstates - U.S. Routes - State Routes

State Route 281 is an east–west state highway in the northwestern portion of the U.S. state of Ohio. Its western terminus is at U.S. Route 24 approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) northeast of Defiance, and its eastern terminus is at U.S. Route 6 nearly 1½ miles north of Bradner. The majority of the route is known as the Defiance Pike.


Cities and villages along route


  • 1931 – Original route established; originally routed along its current alignment from State Route 109 to State Route 65[2].
  • 1935 – Extended west to State Route 18 and east to State Route 25 along previously unnumbered roads[2].
  • 1939 – Extended east to its current terminus via a previously unnumbered road from State Route 25 to Wayne and via a former alignment of State Route 297 from Wayne to 1½ miles north of Bradner[2].
  • 1972 – Extended to its current western terminus along with State Route 18 for just over 1½ miles west, and then north on a newly constructed road[2].


  1. ^ Mileages retrieved from Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams unless otherwise noted.
  2. ^ a b c d Route 281 (The Unofficial Ohio State Highways Web Site) by John Simpson

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