Georgia State Route 2

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State Route 2 marker

State Route 2
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 165.0 mi[1] (265.5 km)
Tourist
routes:
Cohutta–Chattahoochee Scenic Byway
Major junctions
West end: SR 193 in Flintstone
 
East end: US 76 at the South Carolina state line
Location
Counties: Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield, Murray, Gilmer, Fannin, Union, Towns, Rabun
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 1 SR 3

State Route 2 (SR 2) is a165-mile-long (266 km) east-west state highway in the far northern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. The route serves suburbs of Chattanooga, Tennessee, as well as much of the mountainous area in the northern part of the state. It traverses the counties of Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield, Murray, Gilmer, Fannin, Union, Towns, and Rabun. It connects Flintstone, in the northwestern part of the state, with the South Carolina state line southeast of Clayton in the northern part and the northeastern part of the state. It also travels through Fort Oglethorpe, Ringgold, Ellijay, Blue Ridge, Blairsville, and Hiawassee. Parts of the highway in the Whitfield and Murray county area are designated as the Cohutta–Chattahoochee Scenic Byway.[2]

Route description[edit]

SR 2 begins at an intersection with SR 193 in the community of Flintstone, the route travels east along Battlefield Parkway, with a brief concurrency with US 27/SR 1. It then intersects Interstate 75 (I-75), before reaching US 41/US 76/SR 3. After a brief concurrency with US 41/US 76/SR 3 through Ringgold, SR 2 splits off and continues east. After crossing the Conasauga River, the route has another brief concurrency with SR 225, then continues a short distance east to US 411/SR 61 in the community of Cisco. SR 2 travels concurrent with US 411/SR 61 to Chatsworth. In Chatsworth, SR 2 travels concurrent with SR 52 to the east past Fort Mountain to Ellijay. Here, SR 2 begins a lengthy concurrency with US 76 to the South Carolina state line. US 76/SR 2/SR 5/SR 515, travel to the northeast to Blue Ridge. In town, SR 5 departs to the north, while US 76/SR 2/SR 515 continue east to Blairsville. East of Blairsville, the concurrency arcs to the north, then east, around Brasstown Bald. West of Hiawassee, SR 515 departs to the north, and US 76/SR 2 are joined by SR 17, then SR 75 in Hiawassee. East of Hiawassee, SR 17/SR 75 depart to the south, and US 76/SR 2 continue east through a series of switchbacks over the Eastern Continental Divide to Clayton. At this point, US 76/SR 2 have a brief concurrency with US 23/US 441/SR 15. The two highway curve to the southeast and meet the eastern terminus of SR 2, the South Carolina state line. Here, US 76 continues toward Westminster.[3]

The only portions of SR 2 that are included as part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility, and the following:

  • The segment concurrent with SR 52 from the Murray–Gilmer county line to Ellijay
  • The segment concurrent with US 76 from Ellijay to Clayton[4]

History[edit]

SR 2 originally followed a winding route[5] through the Cohutta Mountains between Cisco and Blue Ridge. Due to the ruggedness of the terrain, coupled with landslides on one section of the route, SR 2 was rerouted to travel concurrently with SR 52 over Fort Mountain. A section of SR 2 from Fort Oglethorpe east to US 41/US 76/SR 3 is named the Baxter Shavers Memorial Highway after a deputy sheriff that was killed on this highway on April 14, 1978. For some unknown reason, local residents of Catoosa County and the surrounding area refer to SR 2 as "2A".[clarification needed]

On March 25, 1958, the bridge over the Cartecay River at the city limits of East Ellijay was designated the A. Charles Soule Bridge.[6]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Walker Flintstone 0.0 0.0 SR 193 – LaFayette, Chattanooga, TN Western terminus
Catoosa Fort Oglethorpe 3.3 5.3 US 27 / SR 1 – Rock Spring Western end of US 27/SR 1 concurrency
4.6 7.4 US 27 (Lafayette Road) / SR 1, Chattanooga, TN Eastern end of US 27/SR 1 concurrency
Ringgold 11.0 17.7 I‑75 (SR 401, Larry McDonald Memorial Highway) Exit 350 on I-75
12.3 19.8 US 41 north / US 76 north / SR 3 west, Chattanooga, TN Western end of US 41/US 76/SR 3 concurrency
12.9 20.8 SR 151 south (Old Alabama Road) – Trion Western end of US 41/US 76/SR 3/SR 151 concurrency
13.8 22.2 SR 151 north (Tennessee Street), Ooltewah, TN Eastern end of US 41/US 76/SR 3/SR 151 concurrency
16.2 26.1 US 41 south / US 76 south / SR 3 east – Dalton Eastern end of US 41/US 76/SR 3 concurrency
Whitfield   22.6 36.4 SR 201 south – Tunnel Hill
  24.4 39.3 SR 71 (Cleveland Highway) – Dalton, Cleveland, TN
Murray   34.8 56.0 SR 225 south – Chatsworth Western end of SR 225 concurrency
  35.9 57.8 SR 225 north, Cleveland, TN Eastern end of SR 225 concurrency
Cisco 38.2 61.5 US 411 north / SR 61 north, Ocoee, TN Western end of US 411/SR 61 concurrency
Eton 47.2 76.0 SR 286 west (Coffey Road)
Chatsworth 49.9 80.3 US 76 west / SR 52 west (G.I. Maddox Parkway) – Dalton Western end of US 76/SR 52 concurrency
51.4 82.7 US 76 east / US 411 south / SR 52 Alt. east / SR 61 south – Fairmount Eastern end of US 76/US 411/SR 61 concurrency; SR 2/SR 52 east continue left at this intersection
Gilmer Ellijay 75.9 122.1 SR 5 south (N. Main Street) / SR 52 Western end of SR 5 concurrency; eastern end of SR 52 concurrency
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest 78.1 125.7 US 76 east / SR 515 north Western end of US 76/SR 515 concurrency
Fannin Blue Ridge 91.9 147.9 SR 5 north (Blue Ridge Drive) – McCaysville Eastern end of SR 5 concurrency
Morganton 95.9 154.3 SR 60
Union   107 172 SR 325 (Nottely Dam Road)
Blairsville 114 183 US 19 / US 129 / SR 11 (Murphy Highway)
Towns Young Harris 122 196 SR 66 west (Murphy Street)
  126 203 SR 17 south / SR 515 north, North Carolina Western end of SR 17 concurrency; eastern end of SR 515 concurrency
  128 206 SR 288 east (Sunnyside Road)
Hiawassee 130 209 SR 75 north (Bell Creek Road) Western end of SR 75 concurrency
Macedonia 133 214 SR 288 west (Sunnyside Road)
133 214 SR 17 south / SR 75 south (Unicoi Turnpike) Eastern end of SR 17/SR 75 concurrency
Rabun   146 235 SR 197 south
Clayton 157 253 US 23 / US 441 / SR 15
Chattooga River 165 266 Georgia–South Carolina state line, SR 2 ends
Oconee   US 76 east (Lookout Mountain Scenic Highway) – Westminster Eastern end of US 76 concurrency; US 76 continues into South Carolina.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google Inc. "Route of State Route 2". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=GA-2+E%2FBattlefield+Pkwy&daddr=34.90634,-84.88858+to:34.9477,-84.73862+to:34.73633,-84.5169+to:GA-2+E%2FUS-76+E%2FLong+Creek+Hwy%2FLookout+Mountain+Scenic+Hwy&hl=en&ll=34.903953,-84.457397&spn=2.401015,3.532104&sll=34.81856,-83.309927&sspn=0.018779,0.027595&geocode=FeJHFQIdnuvp-g%3BFeSgFAId_LPw-imxm1KwttlfiDF6EsjdWS_xOw%3BFXRCFQIdxP3y-inR1N42os9fiDG6yakGyoAtVw%3BFcoIEgId3F_2-imLhTKBAZZfiDF3uLptq1MMLw%3BFeg4EwId19YI-w&dirflg=h&mra=dme&mrsp=4&sz=15&via=1,2,3&t=h&z=8. Retrieved April 23, 2012.
  2. ^ Georgia Department of Transportation Office of Planning (PDF). Cohutta-Chattahoochee Scenic Byway Map (Map). http://www.dot.ga.gov/travelingingeorgia/scenicroutes/Documents/Cohutta-Chattahoochee.pdf. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
  3. ^ Google Inc. "Map of Clayton, Georgia with the route of State Route 2 overlaid". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=GA-2+E%2FBattlefield+Pkwy&daddr=34.895786,-84.7495398+to:34.7588722,-84.7355641+to:GA-2+E%2FUS-76+E%2FLong+Creek+Hwy%2FLookout+Mountain+Scenic+Hwy&hl=en&ll=34.87507,-83.396637&spn=0.009383,0.013797&sll=34.947443,-85.322399&sspn=0.037498,0.055189&geocode=FVBIFQIdDurp-g%3BFap3FAIdHdPy-in_-unyFsVfiDF2029Vow5kJQ%3BFdhgEgIdtAnz-ilr9z3nhcJfiDFpAblr5a_qUg%3BFSM5EwId0NgI-w&dirflg=h&mra=dme&mrsp=0&sz=14&via=1,2&t=h&z=16. Retrieved April 22, 2012.
  4. ^ Federal Highway Administration (November 15, 2013) (PDF). National Highway System: (Draft) Georgia (Map). http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/national_highway_system/nhs_maps/georgia/ga_georgia.pdf. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
  5. ^ Google Inc. "Former route of SR 2". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Ga+St+Rd+2&daddr=34.8948483,-84.434727+to:34.8978857,-84.4577471+to:34.8930496,-84.4820101+to:34.8978169,-84.5015982+to:34.8968681,-84.5149532+to:34.8838719,-84.5670883+to:Old+Hwy+2&hl=en&ll=34.932808,-84.65601&spn=0.122296,0.264187&sll=34.879876,-84.404612&sspn=0.061188,0.132093&geocode=FSCWFAIdpo74-g%3BFQB0FAId2aD3-ikxXw76S6VfiDFhv6A0DgnjHg%3BFd1_FAId7Ub3-ilFZ8G5vbpfiDFG_YZQ4NXdxw%3BFflsFAIdJuj2-ikVzyOSirpfiDFwXbcaEU3Hwg%3BFZh_FAIdopv2-indMXyIEbpfiDECLk9VIAlEcg%3BFeR7FAIdd2f2-imzKPW_JbpfiDFna5JxfSuD_g%3BFR9JFAId0Jv1-ildpbceT7hfiDG7xwPm5xcQ_w%3BFTZQFQIdXATz-g&t=h&dirflg=w&mra=dme&mrsp=0&sz=14&via=1,2,3,4,5,6&z=13. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  6. ^ "A. CHARLES SOULE BRIDGE— DESIGNATED." (PDF). ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS. Georgia General Assembly. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing