Georgia State Route 240

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State Route 240 marker

State Route 240
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 37.6 mi[3] (60.5 km)
Existed: 1946[1][2] – present
Major junctions
South end: SR 26 in Fountainville
  US 19 / SR 3 in Murrays Crossroads
North end: SR 96 in Geneva
Location
Counties: Macon, Schley, Marion, Talbot
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 239 SR 241

State Route 240 (SR 240) is a southeast-northwest state highway located in the west-central part of the U.S. state of Georgia. It runs for approximately 37.6 miles (60.5 km) through portions of Macon, Schley, Marion, and Talbot counties.

Route description[edit]

SR 240 begins at an intersection with SR 26 in Fountainville, which is west-southwest of Oglethorpe, in Macon County. The route runs north, and then curves to the west, through rural portions of the county. It enters Schley County, where it intersects US 19/SR 3 in the community of Murrays Crossroads. It then curves to the northwest, and enters Marion County. SR 240 intersects SR 137 in Tazewell. The route then curves to the northeast to an intersection with the southern terminus of its banner route, SR 240 Connector. A short distance later, the route meets SR 127 in the unincorporated community of Five Points. It then heads north and gradually curves to the northwest until it enters Talbot County and meets its northern terminus, an intersection with SR 96 in Geneva.[3]

No section of SR 240 is 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 240 was established in 1946 along an alignment from Fountainville to Tazewell.[1][2] By 1960, the section from the Macon-Schley County line to Tazewell was paved.[5][6] By 1963, the remainder of the original segment of the road, Fountainville to the Macon-Schley County line, was paved. Also, it was extended, and paved, all the way to Geneva.[7][8]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[3] km Destinations Notes
Macon Fountainville 0.0 0.0 SR 26 – Ellaville, Oglethorpe Southern terminus
Schley Murrays Crossroads 10.0 16.1 US 19 / SR 3 (North Broad Street) – Ellaville, Butler
Marion Tazewell 19.8 31.9 SR 137 east – Butler Southern end of SR 137 concurrency
19.9 32.0 SR 137 west (Dr. Deryl Hart Road) – Buena Vista Northern end of SR 137 concurrency
  23.7 38.1 SR 240 Conn. north (Ronnie Road) – Mauk Southern terminus of SR 240 Connector
Five Points 25.5 41.0 SR 127
Talbot Geneva 37.6 60.5 SR 96 – Columbus, Butler Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Bannered route[edit]

Marion County connector route[edit]

State Route 240 Connector
Location: Rural Marion County
Length: 1.9 mi[9] (3.1 km)

State Route 240 Connector (SR 240 Connector) is a brief connector route that runs from its southern terminus at the SR 240 mainline, south of Five Points northward to SR 127 northeast of Five Points.

There is no section of SR 240 Connector that is included as a 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]

The entire route is in Marion County.

Location Mile[3] km Destinations Notes
  0.0 0.0 SR 240 – Tazewell, Geneva Southern terminus
  1.9 3.1 SR 127 – Buena Vista, Mauk Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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 February 25, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Georgia State Highway Department (November 7, 1946) (PDF). Georgia State Highway System (Map). Cartography by GSHD. http://www.dot.ga.gov/maps/Documents/StateMaps/1946.pdf. Retrieved February 25, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d Google Inc. "Route of SR 240". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=GA-240+N&daddr=GA-240+N&hl=en&ll=32.450679,-84.377747&spn=0.581745,0.883026&sll=32.579542,-84.55018&sspn=0.001135,0.001725&geocode=Ff-a7AEdjN37-g%3BFS8h8QEdlt71-g&mra=dme&mrsp=1&sz=19&t=h&z=10. Retrieved February 25, 2013.
  4. ^ a b "National Highway System: Georgia" (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. May 8, 2009. Retrieved February 17, 2013. 
  5. ^ 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 February 25, 2013.
  6. ^ 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 February 25, 2013.
  7. ^ Georgia State Highway Department (June 1, 1960) (PDF). Georgia State Highway System (Map). Cartography by GSHD. http://www.dot.ga.gov/maps/Documents/StateMaps/1961.pdf. Retrieved February 16, 2013.
  8. ^ 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 February 16, 2013.
  9. ^ Google Inc. "Route of SR 240 Connector". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Ronnie+Rd&daddr=Ronnie+Rd&hl=en&ll=32.446261,-84.424267&spn=0.036361,0.055189&sll=32.459452,-84.425498&sspn=0.001136,0.001725&geocode=FSng7gEdzLr3-g%3BFZJL7wEdMsT3-g&oq=Mauk&mra=dme&mrsp=1&sz=19&t=h&z=14. Retrieved February 25, 2013.

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