Georgia State Route 272

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State Route 272 marker

State Route 272
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 15.4 mi[3] (24.8 km)
Existed: 1950[1][2] – present
Major junctions
South end: SR 68 northwest of Wrightsville
North end: SR 24 southeast of Milledgeville
Location
Counties: Washington
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 271 SR 273

State Route 272 (SR 272) is a south-north state highway located in the east-central part of the U.S. state of Georgia. Its route is entirely within Washington County.

Route description[edit]

SR 272 begins at an oblique intersection with SR 68 northwest of Wrightsville, in the southwestern part of Washington County. It heads north, passing Bay Branch Cemetery. Then, it curves to the northwest to intersections with McBride Lane and Deer Hunter Road, in rapid succession. Just past Deer Hunter Road, the route passes Carter Cemetery. It continues heading northwest, with a slight northward jog, until it passes Antioch Cemetery. Farther to the northwest is the town of Oconee. In Oconee, SR 272 crosses over a Norfolk Southern Railway line and Sandy Hill Creek. Just past the Oconee town limits is Cox Town Road. Later on is an intersection with Tennille Oconee Road, which leads to Tennille. It then crosses over Buffalo Creek and intersects with Spring Lake Road, which leads to Cochran Pond. Later on, the road crosses Bluff Creek and intersects Adams Road. Farther to the northwest, SR 272 meets its northern terminus, an intersection with SR 24 southeast of Milledgeville, in the northwestern part of Washington County. Just west of here, SR 24 crosses Gumm Creek into Baldwin County.[3]

History[edit]

SR 272 was established in 1950 along the same alignment as it runs today.[2] By 1955, the section from the southern terminus to Oconee was paved.[4][5] By 1963, the road was paved to about halfway between Oconee and its northern terminus,[6][7] and by 1966, the road was paved the rest of the way.[7][8]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Washington County.

Location Mile[3] km Destinations Notes
  0.0 0.0 SR 68 – Sandersville Southern terminus
  15.4 24.8 SR 24 – Milledgeville, Sandersville Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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 15, 2013.
  2. ^ a b 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 15, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Google Inc. "Route of SR 272". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=GA-272+N&daddr=GA-272+N&hl=en&ll=32.889966,-82.97081&spn=0.289446,0.441513&sll=32.977121,-83.048205&sspn=0.00113,0.001725&geocode=Fe6Y9AEdvtcO-w%3BFV0x9wEdQskM-w&oq=Mil,+GA&mra=dme&mrsp=1&sz=19&t=h&z=11. Retrieved February 16, 2013.
  4. ^ 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 February 16, 2013.
  5. ^ 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 February 16, 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/1961.pdf. Retrieved February 16, 2013.
  7. ^ a b 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.
  8. ^ 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 February 16, 2013.

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing