State Flag US 301 / Alt US 301 / Bus US 301

US 301 266 mi.
FL: State line near Boulogne to Sarasota / US: Glasgow, DE to Sarasota 1949 / present
US 301 winds though Central Florida from the northeast to the Gulf coast. It is a four lane route from the state line to Callahan, a two lane road from Callahan to Baldwin (part of Jacksonville). From I-10 at Baldwin, it is a major four lane route, passing through the infamous speedtrap of Lawtey, Starke (Home of Ol' Sparky, Florida's Electric Chair), Waldo (another more infamous speedtrap), Hawthorne, and Ocala. The four lane section ends at Summerfield, south of Belleview. Two lanes carry the route south to its next fourlaned section from Trilby to Zephyrhills, passing through Dade City. US 301 is two lanes again till it crosses I-4 east of Tampa. From there to Riverview it is fourlaned again briefly until its last stretch of two lane road. Form west of Parrish to the end of the route in Sarasota, US 301 is a four lane road with mostly local traffic. This section also services Palmetto and Bradenton with US 41.
Nassau, Duval, Clay, Bradford, Alachua, Marion, Sumter, Hernando, Pasco, Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota
FL 15 State Line to Callahan, FL 200 Callahan to Ocala, FL 25 Ocala to Belleview, FL 35 Belleview to Dade City, FL 39 Dade City to Zephyrhills, FL 41 Zephyrhills to US 92 east of Tampa, FL 43 US 92 east of Tampa to Palmetto, FL 55 Palmetto to Bradenton, FL 683 Bradenton to Sarasota
US 1 / US 23 from the State line to Callahan, US 90 in Baldwin, US 441 west of Sparr to Belleview, US 27 Ocala to Belleview, US 98 Ridge Manor to Clinton Heights, FL 54 in Zephyrhills, US 41 Palmetto to Bradenton
The route from Tampa to Palmetto is notorious for being the least maintained route south, I-275 / US-19, I-75, and US-41 all carry traffic between Tampa and Sarasota.

Alternate US 301 14 mi.
Citra to Ocala late 1970's - early 1980's?
Found on a 1981 map of Ocala, it started at US 301 in Citra, Florida and followed current CR 200A through Sparr and into town on Old Anthony Rd, (Jacksonville Rd.) from Anthony, then on 20th St to US 301. AAA shows this as Bus US 301 on state maps from the 1970's to the 1990's, even though it has been turned over to the county. A local AAA map of Ocala from 1978 shows the Alt US 301 route.
CR 200A (was FL 200A)


Business US 301 1.4 mi.
In Dade City 1980's / present
In Dade City: On 7th Street. The old alignment of US 98 / US 301 though downtown Dade City. The last time I drove through there, 11-25-1998, there were no reassurance signs, only the signs directing traffic onto the Business Route from US 98 / US 301.
FL 35
Bus US 98
A two-lane local road with on street parking.

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Last update to this page on Thursday, February 10, 2000 04:29:55 PM Eastern Standard Time.