Georgia State Route 231

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State Route 231 marker

State Route 231
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 20.6 mi[3] (33.2 km)
Existed: 1940[1][2] – present
Major junctions
South end: SR 15 southwest of Harrison
  SR 242 in Riddleville
SR 24 in Davisboro
North end: SR 88 north of Davisboro
Location
Counties: Washington
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 230 SR 232

State Route 231 (SR 231) is a south-north state highway in the central part of the U.S. state of Georgia. It runs for approximately 20.6 miles (33.2 km) entirely within Washington County. It serves as a de facto bypass or alternate route for travelers who desired to bypass Sandersville.

Route description[edit]

SR 231 begins at an intersection with SR 15 southwest of Harrison. Here, the roadway continues as Harts Ford Road. The route travels northeast, passing through Harrison. It continues northeast and turns north, until it reaches the town of Riddleville. In Riddleville, it heads northeast, intersecting SR 242 (Bartow Road). The route heads north-northeast and turns northeast to Davisboro, where it intersects SR 24 just before leaving town. It heads north-northwest to meets its northern terminus, an intersection with SR 88, which is part of the Fall Line Freeway. Here, the roadway continues as Tree Nursery Road.[3]

SR 231 is not part of the National Highway System, a system of routes determined to be the most important for the nation's economy, mobility and defense.[4]

History[edit]

SR 231 was established in 1940 along a short alignment from Downtown Davisboro to the intersection with SR 24 in the northern part of the town. At this time, however, it was designated as SR 24 Spur.[1][2] In 1943, SR 24 Spur was redesignated as SR 231, and was extended to its current southern terminus.[5][6] In 1944, the original section of the road was paved.[6][7] In 1951, a short section southwest of Harrison was paved.[8][9] By September 1953, the entire section from the southern terminus to Harrison was paved.[9][10] The next year, a very brief section just northeast of Harrison was paved.[10][11] By 1957, the entire section from Riddleville to SR 24 was paved,[12][13] and by 1960, the road was paved from its southern terminus to SR 24.[13][14] On the 1966 GDOT road map, the roadway that would eventually become the northern part of SR 231 from Davisboro to its northern terminus was displayed as a "connecting road".[15][16] By 1991, this roadway was paved and designated as the northern extension of SR 231.[17][18]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Washington County.

Location Mile[3] km Destinations Notes
  0.0 0.0 SR 15 – Wrightsville, Sandersville Southern terminus; roadway continues as Harts Ford Road.
Riddleville 10.2 16.4 SR 242 (Bartow Road) – Sandersville, Bartow
Davisboro 17.2 27.7 SR 24 – Sandersville, Louisville
  20.6 33.2 SR 88 (Fall Line Freeway) – Sandersville, Wrens Northern terminus; roadway continues as Tree Nursery Road.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Georgia State Highway Department (October 1, 1940) (PDF). Georgia State Highway System (Map). Cartography by GSHD. http://www.dot.ga.gov/maps/Documents/StateMaps/1940_10.pdf. Retrieved March 8, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Georgia State Highway Department (January 1, 1941) (PDF). Georgia State Highway System (Map). Cartography by GSHD. http://www.dot.ga.gov/maps/Documents/StateMaps/1941_01.pdf. Retrieved March 8, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Google Inc. "Route of SR 231". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=GA-231+N%2FHarrison-Riddleville+Rd&daddr=GA-231+N%2FTree+Nursery+Rd&hl=en&ll=32.923402,-82.679672&spn=0.289337,0.441513&sll=33.032467,-82.623641&sspn=0.001129,0.001725&geocode=FSGm9AEdwDkR-w%3BFa4K-AEd3kIT-w&oq=Davisb&dirflg=h&mra=dme&mrsp=1&sz=19&t=h&z=11. Retrieved March 8, 2013.
  4. ^ "National Highway System: Georgia" (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. May 8, 2009. Retrieved March 8, 2013. 
  5. ^ Georgia State Highway Department (January 1, 1943) (PDF). Georgia State Highway System (Map). Cartography by GSHD. http://www.dot.ga.gov/maps/Documents/StateMaps/1943_01.pdf. Retrieved March 8, 2013.
  6. ^ a b Georgia State Highway Department (January 1, 1944) (PDF). Georgia State Highway System (Map). Cartography by GSHD. http://www.dot.ga.gov/maps/Documents/StateMaps/1944_01.pdf. Retrieved March 8, 2013.
  7. ^ Georgia State Highway Department (January 1, 1945) (PDF). Georgia State Highway System (Map). Cartography by GSHD. http://www.dot.ga.gov/maps/Documents/StateMaps/1945_01.pdf. Retrieved March 8, 2013.
  8. ^ Georgia State Highway Department (August 1, 1950) (PDF). Georgia State Highway System (Map). Cartography by GSHD. http://www.dot.ga.gov/maps/Documents/StateMaps/1950.pdf. Retrieved March 8, 2013.
  9. ^ a b Georgia State Highway Department (January 1, 1952) (PDF). Georgia State Highway System (Map). Cartography by GSHD. http://www.dot.ga.gov/maps/Documents/StateMaps/1952.pdf. Retrieved March 8, 2013.
  10. ^ a b Georgia State Highway Department (September 1, 1953) (PDF). Georgia State Highway System (Map). Cartography by GSHD. http://www.dot.ga.gov/maps/Documents/StateMaps/1953.pdf. Retrieved March 8, 2013.
  11. ^ Georgia State Highway Department (June 1, 1954) (PDF). Georgia State Highway System (Map). Cartography by GSHD. http://www.dot.ga.gov/maps/Documents/StateMaps/1954.pdf. Retrieved March 8, 2013.
  12. ^ Georgia State Highway Department (June 1, 1955) (PDF). Georgia State Highway System (Map). Cartography by GSHD. http://www.dot.ga.gov/maps/Documents/StateMaps/1955.pdf. Retrieved March 8, 2013.
  13. ^ a b Georgia State Highway Department (July 1, 1957) (PDF). Georgia State Highway System (Map). Cartography by GSHD. http://www.dot.ga.gov/maps/Documents/StateMaps/1957.pdf. Retrieved March 8, 2013.
  14. ^ Georgia State Highway Department (June 1, 1960) (PDF). Georgia State Highway System (Map). Cartography by GSHD. http://www.dot.ga.gov/maps/Documents/StateMaps/1960_1961.pdf. Retrieved March 8, 2013.
  15. ^ Georgia State Highway Department (June 1, 1963) (PDF). Georgia State Highway System (Map). Cartography by GSHD. http://www.dot.ga.gov/maps/Documents/StateMaps/1963.pdf. Retrieved March 8, 2013.
  16. ^ Georgia State Highway Department (January 1, 1966) (PDF). Georgia State Highway System (Map). Cartography by GSHD. http://www.dot.ga.gov/maps/Documents/StateMaps/1966.pdf. Retrieved March 8, 2013.
  17. ^ Georgia State Highway Department (January 1, 1990) (PDF). Georgia State Highway System (Map). Cartography by GSHD. http://www.dot.ga.gov/maps/Documents/StateMaps/1990_1991.pdf. Retrieved March 8, 2013.
  18. ^ Georgia State Highway Department (January 1, 1991) (PDF). Georgia State Highway System (Map). Cartography by GSHD. http://www.dot.ga.gov/maps/Documents/StateMaps/1991_1992.pdf. Retrieved March 8, 2013.

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