Iowa Route 48 is a north-south highway in southwestern Iowa. As the highway progresses southerly, it has two significant jogs toward the west, including the final southernmost portion that leads to Shenandoah. Shenandoah is home to Iowa Route 48's southwestern terminus, which sits along US Route 59 north of Iowa Route 2. The northern end of Iowa Route 48 is at US Route 6, southwest of Atlantic. Between its endpoints, Iowa Route 48 passes through Griswold, Elliott, Red Oak, and Essex.
My photo for Iowa Route 48 is the northbound trailblazer at the US Route 34 intersection in Red Oak. I stood facing north when taking this photo of the signage, which faces south toward the four-way intersection. This photo was taken along the trip across southern and western Iowa in October 2021. Back to the Iowa main page. Back to the home page.