Georgia State Route 39

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State Route 39 marker

State Route 39
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 118 mi[1] (190 km)
Major junctions
South end: Lake Seminole in southern Seminole County
  US 84 / SR 38 / SR 91 / SR 91 Alt. in Donalsonville

US 27 Bus. / SR 1 Bus. / SR 62 / SR 62 Byp. in Blakely
US 82 / SR 27 / SR 50 in Georgetown
North end: US 27 / SR 1 in Louvale Station
Location
Counties: Seminole, Miller, Early, Clay, Quitman, Stewart
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 38 SR 40

State Route 39 (SR 39) is a 118-mile-long (190 km) state highway that travels south-to-north through portions of Seminole, Miller, Early, Clay, Quitman, and Stewart counties in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. The route proceeds north from its southern terminus along the shore of Lake Seminole in southern Seminole County to a point just southwest of Omaha, where it travels in an easterly direction until it meets its northern terminus, an intersection with US 27/SR 1 in the unincorporated community of Louvale Station.

Route description[edit]

Seminole and Miller counties[edit]

SR 39 begins at a parking lot for a boat ramp along the shore of Lake Seminole, south of Seminole State Park in southern Seminole County. SR 39 travels northwest and west onto Mildred Cummings Road. It then turns to the north and skirts along the western edge of the park, intersecting SR 253 (Bainbridge Highway) on its northwestern corner. The route continues to the north, intersecting the northern terminus of SR 374. Just south of Lela, it skirts along the western edge of the Donalsonville Country Club. In Lela, it intersects SR 285. Just south of Donalsonville, it passes the Donalsonville Municipal Airport and Seminole County Middle/High School. In town, adjacent to Davis Park, is an intersection with SR 91 (Marianna Highway). The two highways begin a concurrency through town. About five blocks to the north is an intersection with US 84/SR 38 (3rd Street). Less than 500 feet (150 m) after crossing over a CSX railway line, the two routes diverge, with SR 39 heading northwest on West Crawford Street. Before leaving town, it curves to a more north-northwestern routing. Approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) later, it enters Miller County. About 1 mile (1.6 km) north-northwest of the county line, SR 39 curves to a due north routing. Farther to the north, at the intersection with Moulton Road and Shingler Road, the highway heads to the west and enters Early County.[1]

Early County[edit]

SR 39 resumes its northward routing just northwest of Killarney. In Jones Crossroads is an intersection with SR 273 (Papermill Highway).. After curving to the north-northeast, the route enters Lucile, where it has a short segment on the Early–Miller county line. After it re-emerges into Early County, it enters Blakely. In Blakely, SR 39 passes southwest of the Town & Country Golf Course and turns right onto Cedar Springs Road (part of former SR 363). One block later, it intersects US 27 Business/SR 1 Business (South Main Street). The three highways travel concurrently to the north through downtown. On the way, they pass east of Blakely Cemetery and intersect SR 62 (Columbia Street), which joins the concurrency. The four highways travel around the city square, with SR 62 departing the concurrency on the east side of the square. US 27 Business/SR 1 Business/SR 39 continue to the north. At the intersection with SR 62 Bypass (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard), SR 39 turns left and travels concurrent with SR 62 Bypass into the northwestern part of the city. At the intersection with Fort Gaines Street, SR 39 departs to the northwest and leaves the city. Just before Grimsley Mills Road, it curves to the north-northwest, and after Singletary Road, it curves back to the northwest. Just before leaving the county, SR 39 curves to a nearly due north routing. A short distance later, the road enters Clay County.[1]

Clay and Quitman and Stewart counties[edit]

SR 39 continues to the north, and curves to the northwest, before entering Fort Gaines, where it curves to a northward routing and is briefly concurrent with SR 37. North of Fort Gaines, SR 39 intersects the western terminus of SR 266 (Coleman Road) and runs along the eastern shore of Walter F. George Lake, and passes just east of George T. Bagby State Park. It curves to the northwest and crosses over Pataula Creek and passes northeast of Pataula Creek Park. SR 39 curves back to the north and enters Quitman County. It curves to the north-northeast and intersects US 82/SR 50. The three highways travel concurrently to the northwest into Georgetown. In town is an intersection with the southern terminus of SR 27. At this intersection, SR 27/SR 39 travel to the northeast. Then, SR 39 departs to the north-northeast, running parallel to the Chattahoochee River and entering Stewart County. After curving to a nearly due north routing, the route intersects the western terminus of SR 39 Connector just south of Florence Marina State Park. SR 39 begins a gradual curve to the north-northeast. Just southwest of Omaha, the route intersects the eastern terminus of SR 39 Spur and makes a nearly 90-degree turn to the east. It passes through Omaha and continues to the east. After crossing over a CSX railway line, it continues to the east until it meets its northern terminus, an intersection with US 27/SR 1 in Louvale Station.[1]

National Highway System[edit]

The only segment of SR 39 that is included as part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility, is the brief concurrency with SR&nsbp;62 Bypass in Blakely.[2]

History[edit]

The portion of SR 39 north of Georgetown was formerly SR 375. However, it was renumbered as an extension of SR 39 after just a few months.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Seminole Lake Seminole 0.0 0.0 Boat ramp Southern terminus
Seminole State Park 2.4 3.9 SR 253 – Fairchild, Reynoldsville
  10.5 16.9 SR 374 south – Desser Northern terminus of SR 374
  14.0 22.5 SR 285 (Bartow–Gibson Highway) – Steam Mill, Brinson
Donalsonville 17.7 28.5 SR 91 south (Marianna Highway) – Malone Southern end of SR 91 concurrency
18.3 29.5 US 84 / SR 38 (3rd Street)
18.5 29.8 SR 91 north (North Tennille Avenue) – Colquitt Northern end of SR 91 concurrency
18.7 30.1 SR 91 Alt. (Wiley Avenue)
Miller
No major junctions
Early Jones Crossroads 29.5 47.5 SR 273 (Papermill Highway) – Cedar Springs, Colquitt
EarlyMiller
No major junctions
Early Blakely 43.5 70.0
US 27 Bus. south / SR 1 Bus. south (South Main Street)
Southern end of US 27 Business/SR 1 Business concurrency
44.1 71.0 SR 62 west (Columbia Road) – Columbia Southern end of SR 62 concurrency
44.3 71.3 SR 62 east (Magnolia Street) – Arlngton Northern end of SR 62 concurrency; at the eastern edge of town square, on one-way street
44.4 71.5 SR 62 west (Main Street) Northern end of SR 62 concurrency; at the northern edge of town square, on one-way street
45.3 72.9
US 27 Bus. north / SR 1 Bus. north (North Main Street) / SR 62 Byp. east (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard)
Northern end of US 27 Business/SR 1 Business concurrency; southern end of SR 62 Bypass concurrency
45.9 73.9 SR 62 Byp. west (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) Northern end of SR 62 Bypass concurrency
Clay Fort Gaines 63.4 102.0 SR 37 east (Hartford Road) – Edison Southern end of SR 37 concurrency
63.5 102.2 SR 37 west (Hartford Road) – Shorterville Northern end of SR 37 concurrency
  65.2 104.9 SR 266 east (Coleman Road) – Coleman Western terminus of SR 266
Quitman   83.2 133.9 US 82 east / SR 50 east Southern end of US 82/SR 50 concurrency
Georgetown 85.4 137.4 US 82 west / SR 50 west (Middle Street) / SR 27 east Northern end of US 82/SR 50 concurrency; western terminus of SR 27; southern end of SR 27 concurrency
86.3 138.9 SR 27 east – Lumpkin Northern end of SR 27 concurrency
Stewart   102 164 SR 39 Conn. east – Lumpkin Western terminus of SR 39
  106 171 SR 39 Spur west – Pittsview Eastern terminus of SR 39 Spur
Louvale Station 118 190 US 27 / SR 1 (Martha Berry Highway) Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Bannered routes[edit]

Connector route[edit]

State Route 39 Connector
Location: Florence Marina State ParkLumpkin
Length: 15.7 mi[3] (25.3 km)
Map of SR 39 Connector

State Route 39 Connector (SR 39 Connector) is a 15.7-mile-long (25.3 km) connector route that travels totally within Stewart County. As its designation implies, it connects the SR 39 mainline near Florence Marina State Park with US 27/SR 1 and SR 1 Connector in Lumpkin. The route passes through Providence Canyon State Park.

SR 39 Connector begins at an intersection with the SR 39 mainline southeast of Florence Marina State Park, south-southwest of Omaha. It travels to the southeast, crossing over a northeastern arm of the Walter F. George Lake. Then, it curves to an eastern orientation and travels through Providence Canyon State Park. The route then travels to the east-southeast. Just before entering the city limits of Lumpkin, it intersects US 27/SR 1 (Martha Berry Highway). At its intersecion with Florence Street, the connector curves to the east and meets its eastern terminus, an intersection with SR 1 Connector (Chestnut Street).[3]

SR 39 Connector is not part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.[2]

The entire route is in Stewart County.

Location Mile[3] km Destinations Notes
  0.0 0.0 SR 39 – Georgetown, Omaha Western terminus
  15.2 24.5 US 27 / SR 1 (Martha Berry Highway)
Lumpkin 15.7 25.3 SR 1 Conn. (Chestnut Street) Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


Spur route[edit]

State Route 39 Spur
Location: Alabama state line–southwest of Omaha
Length: 1.5 mi[4] (2.4 km)

State Route 39 Spur (SR 39 Spur) is a 1.5-mile-long (2.4 km) spur route that travels from the Alabama state line to the SR 39 mainline southwest of Omaha. West of the Chattahoochee River, at the Alabama state line, the roadway becomes known as Alabama State Route 208.

SR 39 Spur is not part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.[2]

The entire route is in Stewart County.

Location Mile[4] km Destinations Notes
Alabama state line 0.0 0.0 SR-208 west (Omaha Road) – Pittsview Western terminus at the Alabama state line, at a crossing over the Chattahoochee River
  1.5 2.4 SR 39 – Georgetown, Omaha Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Google Inc. "Route of SR 39". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Unknown+road&daddr=GA-39+N+to:GA-39+N+to:GA-39+N+to:S+Tennille+Ave+to:S+Tennille+Ave+to:S+Tennille+Ave+to:W+Crawford+St+to:GA-39+N%2FLucile+Hwy+to:E+South+Blvd+to:S+Main+St+to:Main+St+to:Main+St+to:N+Main+St+to:Martin+Luther+King+Jr+Blvd+to:Washington+St+to:Hartford+Rd+to:Eufaula+St+to:Eufaula+St+to:GA-39+N+to:GA-50+W+to:GA-27+E%2FGA-39+N+to:GA-39+N+to:GA-39+N+to:GA-39+N&hl=en&ll=31.466154,-84.776001&spn=2.55334,3.532104&sll=32.147979,-84.827684&sspn=0.001238,0.001725&geocode=FazA1QEdwvDw-g%3BFdwe1gEdPcDw-g%3BFVzr1wEdEsnw-g%3BFYGz2AEd987w-g%3BFemD2QEdi9fw-g%3BFXGj2QEdeNjw-g%3BFVKu2QEduNjw-g%3BFVKz2QEdac3w-g%3BFXWv2wEdcPXv-g%3BFSea3gEdtgDw-g%3BFUnA3gEdDALw-g%3BFb3I3gEdmATw-g%3BFczK3gEduQLw-g%3BFfv_3gEdLwXw-g%3BFQ_53gEd8d3v-g%3BFXU74gEdPELu-g%3BFU084gEd2j3u-g%3BFUGV4gEdMEru-g%3BFaSV4gEdFEru-g%3BFbMm5gEduPXt-g%3BFW5-5gEdg5Pt-g%3BFaCg5gEdSL3t-g%3BFdma6QEd5V7u-g%3BFbxs6gEdBJ_u-g%3BFaKL6gEd2qLx-g&mra=dme&mrsp=24&sz=19&t=h&z=8. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "National Highway System: Georgia" (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. November 15, 2013. Retrieved December 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Google Inc. "Route of SR 39 Connector". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=GA-39C+E&daddr=GA-39C+E+to:Florence+St&hl=en&ll=32.070938,-84.922428&spn=0.123499,0.264187&sll=32.052869,-84.798829&sspn=0.00193,0.004128&geocode=Feqa6QEd_V7u-g%3BFQ8f6QEdYfXx-g%3BFYoW6QEdfRLy-g&mra=dme&mrsp=2&sz=19&t=h&z=13. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
  4. ^ a b Google Inc. "Route of SR 39 Spur". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=State+Rte+39+Spur&daddr=State+Rte+39+Spur&hl=en&ll=32.141152,-85.037849&spn=0.015426,0.033023&sll=32.140382,-85.025736&sspn=0.001928,0.004128&geocode=FWBu6gEdoz7u-g%3BFcls6gEd4Z7u-g&mra=dme&mrsp=1&sz=19&t=h&z=16. Retrieved December 23, 2013.

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing