Georgia State Route 6
|This article relies largely or entirely upon a single source. (April 2012)|
|Maintained by GDOT|
|Length:||72 mi (116 km)|
|Northwest end:||US-278 / SR-74 at the Alabama state line, northwest of Esom Hill|
| US 27 / SR 1 in Cedartown
SR 113 in Rockmart
US 78 / SR 5 / SR 8 in Austell
I‑20 in Austell
I‑285 in East Point
US 29 / SR 14 / SR 139 in College Park
|Southeast end:||I‑85 near Atlanta Airport|
|Counties:||Polk, Paulding, Cobb, Douglas, Fulton|
State Route 6 (SR 6) is a state highway that runs northwest-to-southeast in the U.S. state of Georgia. It is known as Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway, Jimmy Campbell Parkway, Nathan Dean Parkway, and Wendy Bagwell Parkway in Paulding County; C.H. James Parkway in Cobb County; Thornton Road in Douglas County; and Camp Creek Parkway and honorarily as Tuskegee Airmen Parkway in Fulton County.
The route starts at the Alabama state line, southwest of Cedartown, near Esom Hill in Polk County, and initially heads east to Cedartown, co-signed with US 278 from its western terminus. Skirting Cedartown around the south, the route continues west to Rockmart, where it turns sharply to the south and then southeast into Paulding County and Dallas. Bypassing Dallas to the south, SR 6 continues running southeast and crosses through the southwestern corner of Cobb County, through Powder Springs, to Austell in Douglas County, where it crosses I-20.
Forming the county line between Cobb County and Douglas County, the route continues running southeast, and crosses the Chattahoochee River into Fulton County. Curving to the east, the route crosses I-285 and reaches its eastern terminus at the western edge of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
|This section requires expansion. (December 2013)|
Recently, at the intersection of SR 6 and I-285 in East Point, there has been a renaissance for southern Fulton County: the opening of the Camp Creek MarketPlace. It was opened in late 2003, and the second portion opened in spring or summer of 2006.
On August 1, 2008, Camp Creek Parkway, the 12-mile (19 km) stretch of SR 6, between Fulton Industrial Boulevard and I-85, was honorarily designated Tuskegee Airmen Parkway.
As of March 2009, the portion of the route in Fulton County is no longer signed as State Route 6. The only signage on this route are the Tuskegee Airmen Parkway signs. The portion near I-285 and the Atlanta Airport, which is in Clayton County, is still signed as State Route 6.
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|Polk||0.0||0.0||US-278 west (SR-74) – Piedmont||Alabama state line|
|SR 100 north||Western end of SR 100 concurrency|
US 27 Bus. / SR 1 Bus. (Main Street) – Rome, Cedartown, Buchanan
|11.1||17.9||US 27 south / SR 1 south / SR 100 south (Martha Berry Highway) – Buchanan||Eastern end of SR 100 concurrency; eestern end of US 27 / SR 1 concurrency|
|12.9||20.8||US 27 north / SR 1 north / East Avenue – Rome, Cedartown||Eastern end of US 27/SR 1 concurrency; interchange|
US 278 Bus. east / SR 6 Bus. east
US 278 Bus. west / SR 6 Bus. west / SR 101 north – Rome, Aragon, Rockmart
|Western end of SR 101 concurrency|
|24.3||39.1||SR 113 north (Cartersville Road) – Cartersville, Rockmart||Western end of SR 113 concurrency|
|27.1||43.6||Old Atlanta Highway – Rockmart|
|28.0||45.1||SR 101 south / SR 113 south||Eastern end of SR 101 and SR 113 concurrencies|
|Paulding||Dallas||West Memorial Avenue – Dallas Business District|
|37.6||60.5||SR 6 Bus. east / SR 120 west (Buchanan Street) – Dallas, Tallapoosa, Buchanan||Western end of SR 120 concurrency|
|39.6||63.7||SR 61 (Nathan Dean Boulevard) to SR 6 Bus. – Cartersville, Dallas, Villa Rica|
|Hiram||42.4||68.2||SR 120 east / SR 360 east (Charles Hardy Parkway) – Marietta||Eastern end of SR 120 concurrency|
|42.8||68.9||SR 6 Bus. west (Atlanta Highway)|
|44.0||70.8||SR 92 – Hiram, Historic Downtown Hiram, Pickett's Mill Historic Site|
|Douglas||Powder Springs||Brownsville Road – Powder Springs, Sun Valley Beach|
|Lithia Springs||54.1||87.1||US 78 / US 278 east / SR 5 / SR 8 (Bankhead Highway) – Austell, Lithia Springs, Douglasville||Eastern end of US 278 concurrency|
|56.7||91.2||I‑20 (SR 402) – Atlanta, Birmingham||I-20 exit 44|
|Fulton||60.6||97.5||SR 70 (Fulton Industrial Boulevard) to SR 154 west / I‑20 – Newnan, Palmetto|
|62.7||100.9||SR 154 / SR 166 (Campbellton Road) to I‑285|
|East Point||68.9||110.9||I‑285 (SR 407) – Birmingham, Montgomery||I-285 exit 2|
|College Park||71.7||115.4||US 29 (Main Street / SR 14 / SR 139) – Downtown College Park||Interchange|
|71.9||115.7||I‑85 (SR 403) – Montgomery, Atlanta, Atlanta Airport||Eastern terminus; roadway continues as Airport Boulevard|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Google Inc. "Route of Georgia State Route 6". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=GA-6+E%2FUS-278+E&daddr=33.9988041,-85.2363869+to:34.00107,-85.22436+to:Camp+Creek+Pkwy&hl=en&ll=33.792844,-84.872131&spn=1.216574,1.766052&sll=33.640526,-84.449286&sspn=0.019043,0.027595&geocode=FfcoBgIdnO_o-g%3BFdTHBgIdXmXr-inrlxFxocGKiDFoHowvnf11tA%3BFa7QBgIdWJTr-ikpDOS7DsGKiDHwrLyGfOREdw%3BFXJiAQIdWmP3-g&oq=College+&dirflg=h&mra=dme&mrsp=3&sz=15&via=1,2&t=h&z=9. Retrieved April 27, 2012.
- Georgia Department of Transportation. , Resolution of the General Assembly of the Sate of Georgia. Accessed on 16 November 2012.
- Media related to Georgia State Route 6 at Wikimedia Commons