Alabama State Route 48
|Maintained by ALDOT|
|Length:||34.321 mi (55.234 km)|
|Existed:||1940 – present|
|West end:||SR-9 at Lineville|
|US-431 at Wedowee|
|East end:||SR 5 to SR 100 at Georgia state line southwest of Bowdon, GA|
State Route 48 is a 34-mile-long route in the eastern part of the state. The western terminus of the route is at its junction with State Routes 9 and 49 at Lineville. The route continues eastward to the Georgia state line, where it continues as Georgia State Route 5.
State Route 48 is routed along two-lane roadways for its entire existence. It serves as a feeder route to connect Lineville with U.S. Highway 431, a major north–south route in eastern Alabama. East of the border between Clay County and Randolph County, the route passes over Lake Wedowee. The orientation of the route is generally eastward as it travels from Lineville to Wedowee. At Wedowee, State Route 48 junctions US-431 and turns to the northeast, continuing this trajectory as it leads to the Georgia state line.
The original routing of State Route 48 is quite different from the route that it has today. When the route was created in 1940, it ran from Pell City to the Georgia state line east, rather than northeast, of Wedowee. That route has now been replaced by State Route 34 from Pell City to Talladega, State Route 77 from Talladega to Ashland, and State Route 9 from Ashland to Lineville. The old section of State Route 48 east of Wedowee is now designated as Randolph County Road 56.
|Clay||Lineville||0.000||0.000||SR-9 (East Main Street)|
|Randolph||Wedowee||15.549||25.024||US-431 / SR-1 south (South Main Street)||West end of US-431/SR-1 overlap|
|15.672||25.222||US-431 / SR-1 north (North Main Street)||East end of US-431/SR-1 overlap|
|Graham||34.321||55.234||SR 5 north||Georgia state line|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Alabama Department of Transportation (PDF). Milepost Maps (Map) (1999 ed.). http://aldotgis.dot.state.al.us/milepostinternet/default.htm. Retrieved September 1, 2012.