Georgia State Route 51

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State Route 51 marker

State Route 51
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 63.6 mi[1] (102.4 km)
Major junctions
West end: SR 52 in Lula
  US 441 / SR 15 northeast of Homer
I‑85 southwest of Carnesville
US 29 / SR 8 / SR 77 in Hartwell
East end: Raindrop Circle on shore of Lake Hartwell
Counties: Hall, Banks, Franklin, Hart
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 50 SR 52

State Route 51 (SR 51) is a 63.6-mile-long (102.4 km) state highway that runs west-to-east through portions of Hall, Banks, Franklin, and Hart counties in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. The route connects Lula with Lake Hartwell, via Hartwell.

Route description[edit]

SR 51 begins at an intersection with SR 52 in Lula, in Hall County. It travels northeast and curves to the southeast to cross into Banks County before it leaves town. It heads to the southeast and meets the northern terminus of SR 323 (John Morris Road) before entering Homer. There, it meets the northern terminus of SR 164 (Historic Homer Highway). At this intersection, the highway begins heading to the northeast. Then, it intersects US 441/SR 15. Then, the route continues to the east, intersecting SR 63 (Martin Bridge Road) in Jewelville, just before entering Franklin County. It curves to the southeast and has an interchange with Interstate 85 (I-85) and an interchange with SR 59 southwest of Carnesville. It intersects SR 326 and SR 106 (Athens Road), before passing through Sandy Cross. There, it meets the northern terminus of SR 174 (Salem Road) and begins to curve to the east and meets the western terminus of SR 145 (Royston Road). The two routes head concurrent to the north-northwest for just over 1 mile (1.6 km), until SR 51 heads to the east-northeast. It intersects SR 327 before entering Canon. In town, it intersects SR 17 (Broad Street). The two routes head concurrent to the northeast, into Bowersville, where SR 51 splits off to the east-southeast. In Flat Shoals, to the west-northwest of Hartwell, the route begins a concurrency with SR 77 (Lavonia Highway). The two routes cross over part of Lake Hartwell, before entering Hartwell. In town, they intersect US 29/SR 8 (Athens Street). All four highways head concurrent to the east-southeast for two blocks. There, SR 51 departs to the north onto Chandler Street. It crosses backwaters of Lake Hartwell before ending at an intersection with Raindrop Circle along the shores of the lake.[1]

SR 51 is not part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.[2]


Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Hall Lula 0.0 0.0 SR 52 (Old Cornelia Highway/Lula Road) – Gillsville, Clermont Western terminus
Banks   7.5 12.1 SR 323 south (John Morris Road) – Gillsville Northern terminus of SR 323
Homer 12.0 19.3 SR 164 south (Historic Homer Highway) Northern terminus of SR 164
Hudson River 13.3 21.4 Unnamed bridge Crossing over the Hudson River
  14.9 24.0 US 441 / SR 15
Jewelville 19.1 30.7 SR 63 (Martin Bridge Road) – Commerce, Toccoa
Franklin   24.7 39.8 I‑85 – Atlanta, Greenville I-85, exit 160
  25.0 40.2 SR 59 – Commerce, Carnesville
  27.7 44.6 SR 326 – Commerce
  30.1 48.4 SR 106 (Athens Road) – Ila, Carnesville
  31.7 51.0 SR 174 south (Salem Road) Northern terminus of SR 174
Middle Fork Broad River 34.7 55.8 Unnamed bridge Crossing over the Middle Fork Broad River
  34.7 55.8 SR 145 south (Royston Road) – Royston Western end of SR 145 concurrency
  37.1 59.7 SR 145 north – Carnesville Eastern end of SR 145 concurrency
North Fork Broad River 37.4 60.2 Unnamed bridge Crossing over the North Fork Broad River
  39.5 63.6 SR 327 (Bryant Park Road/New Franklin Church Road) – Victoria Bryant State Park, Lavonia
Canon 42.3 68.1 SR 17 south (Broad Street) – Royston Western end of SR 17 concurrency
Hart Bowersville 44.9 72.3 SR 17 north (Shuffond Street) – Lavonia Eastern end of SR 17 concurrency
Flat Shoals 51.8 83.4 SR 77 north (Lavonia Highway) Western end of SR 77 concurrency
Lake Hartwell 52.6 84.7 Unnamed bridge Crossing over the Lake Hartwell
Hartwell 53.7 86.4 US 29 south / SR 8 south (Athens Street) Western end of US 29/SR 8 concurrency
53.8 86.6 US 29 north / SR 8 north / SR 77 south (East Howell Street) Eastern end of US 29/SR 8 & SR 77 concurrencies
53.9 86.7 US 29 south / SR 8 south / SR 77 north (West Franklin Street) Northbound lanes of US 29/SR 8/SR 77 on one-way pairs
Lake Hartwell 55.6 89.5 Unnamed bridge Crossing over the Lake Hartwell
Lake Hartwell 56.0 90.1 Unnamed bridge Crossing over the Lake Hartwell
  63.6 102.4 Raindrop Circle Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Google Inc. "Route of SR 51 (Lula to Lake Hartwell)". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc.,-83.318939&spn=0.482914,1.056747&sll=34.384735,-82.94004&sspn=0.001877,0.004128&geocode=FeaUDAIdeygD-w%3BFYgfDAIdN78E-w%3BFaTTCwIdWNEF-w%3BFRP1CwIdFRQG-w%3BFZsfDAId3mkG-w%3BFZB5DAIdu1sH-w%3BFbkYDAIdRKQI-w%3BFXQPDAIdGrYI-w%3BFV7HCwIdHVYJ-w%3BFRhPCwIdnpcJ-w%3BFXE0CwIdVwIK-w%3BFa9CCwIdwMIK-w%3BFYlDCwId_cUK-w%3BFfe6CwIdXZcK-w%3BFcW6CwId7awK-w%3BFYLICwIdDTEL-w%3BFcgSDAId8tML-w%3BFeJ9DAIdizcM-w%3BFclPDAIdSQEO-w%3BFdtPDAIdCzYO-w%3BFf0yDAIdRHUO-w%3BFeIwDAIdDn0O-w%3BFVo0DAIdQH4O-w%3BFYqVDAId424O-w%3BFX2qDAId6mwO-w&mra=mi&mrsp=24&sz=19&t=h&z=11. Retrieved August 6, 2013.
    Google Inc. "Route of SR 51 (Lake Hartwell to Raindrop Circle)". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc.,-82.926521&spn=0.120064,0.264187&sll=34.467352,-82.892243&sspn=0.001875,0.004128&geocode=FYSqDAId6mwO-w%3BFXzvDQIdoicP-w&mra=dme&mrsp=1&sz=19&t=h&z=13. Retrieved August 6, 2013.
  2. ^ "National Highway System: Georgia" (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. October 1, 2012. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 

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