Georgia State Route 256

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State Route 256 marker

State Route 256
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 21.0 mi[3] (33.8 km)
Existed: 1949[1][2] – present
Major junctions
South end: US 319 / SR 35 in Norman Park
North end: SR 33 in Sylvester
Location
Counties: Colquitt, Worth
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 255 SR 257

State Route 256 (SR 256) is a south-north state highway located in the southern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. Its route is within Colquitt and Worth counties.

Route description[edit]

SR 256 begins at an intersection with US 319/SR 35 in Norman Park. It starts heading northwest and immediately curves to the north. Farther to the north, it crosses Warrior Creek. During its curve to the northwest, the route intersects Scooterville Tifton Road, which leads to Tifton. A short while later, SR 256 passes New Prospect Cemetery. It then meets Sumner Road South, which leads to Moultrie and Sumner. Just after this, it intersects Pine Forest Road, which leads to Tempy and Pine Forest cemeteries. It slides across the southwest corner of Poulan. Finally, it enters Sylvester on East Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. It heads west, and meets its northern terminus, an intersection with SR 33 in Sylvester. Here, the East Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive designation continues to the west.[3]

No section of SR 256 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&nsbp;256 was established in 1949 on the same alignment as it runs today.[1][2] In 1952, the section from Poulan to Sylvester was paved,[5][6] and, in 1953, the rest of the highway was paved.[6][7]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[3] km Destinations Notes
Colquitt Norman Park 0.0 0.0 US 319 / SR 35 (College Street) – Moultrie, Tifton Southern terminus
Worth Sylvester 21.0 33.8 SR 33 (South Main Street) – Moultrie, Cordele 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 (February 28, 1948) (PDF). Georgia State Highway System (Map). Cartography by GSHD. http://www.dot.ga.gov/maps/Documents/StateMaps/1948.pdf. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Georgia State Highway Department (April 1, 1949) (PDF). Georgia State Highway System (Map). Cartography by GSHD. http://www.dot.ga.gov/maps/Documents/StateMaps/1949.pdf. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Google Inc. "Route of SR 256". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=GA-256+N&daddr=E+Martin+Luther+King+Jr+Dr&hl=en&ll=31.401707,-83.763199&spn=0.29421,0.441513&sll=31.523688,-83.835865&sspn=0.001148,0.001725&geocode=FdFJ3QEdzxoD-w%3BFcMD4QEdl8QA-w&oq=S&mra=dme&mrsp=1&sz=19&t=h&z=11. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
  4. ^ "National Highway System: Georgia" (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. May 8, 2009. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  5. ^ 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 February 22, 2013.
  6. ^ 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 February 22, 2013.
  7. ^ 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 February 22, 2013.

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