Georgia State Route 6

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State Route 6 marker

State Route 6
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 72 mi[1] (116 km)
Major junctions
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
Location
Counties: Polk, Paulding, Cobb, Douglas, Fulton
Highway system

Georgia State Routes
Former

SR 5 SR 7

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.

Route description[edit]

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.

History[edit]

On March 14, 1984, State Route 6, U. S. Highway 278, between Powder Springs and Austell, was designated as 'C. H. (Fat) James, Sr., Memorial Highway'.[2]

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Cleburne   0.0 0.0 US-278 west / SR-74 – Piedmont Western terminus; western end of US 278 concurrency; US 278 continues into Alabama, concurrent with SR 74.
Polk Cedartown 9.6 15.4
US 27 Bus. / SR 1 Bus. / SR 100 (South Main Street)
11.1 17.9 US 27 / SR 1 Western end of US 27/SR 1 concurrency
12.9 20.8 US 27 / SR 1 (Cedartown Bypass) Eastern end of US 27/SR 1 concurrency
Rockmart 23.4 37.7 SR 101 north (North Piedmont Avenue) – Rome Western end of SR 100 concurrency
24.3 39.1 SR 113 (Cartersville Road) – Cartersville
  27.1 43.6 SR 113 north (Atlanta Highway) – Rockmart
  28.0 45.1 SR 101 south / SR 113 south (Nathan Dean Highway) Eastern end of SR 101 and SR 113 concurrencies
Paulding Dallas 37.6 60.5 SR 6 Bus. east (Buchanan Street) / SR 120 west (Buchanan Highway) Western end of SR 120 concurrency
39.6 63.7 SR 61
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
44.0 70.8 SR 92 (Hiram Douglasville Road)
Douglas Austell 54.1 87.1 US 78 / US 278 / SR 5 / SR 8 (Veterans Memorial Highway) Eastern end of US 278 concurrency
56.7 91.2 I-20 (SR 402)
Fulton   60.6 97.5 SR 70 (Fulton Industrial Boulevard)
  62.7 100.9 SR 154 / SR 166 (Campbellton Road)
East Point 68.9 110.9 I-285 (SR 407, The Perimeter)
College Park 71.7 115.4 US 29 / SR 14 / SR 139 (North Main Street)
71.9 115.7 I-85 (SR 403) Eastern terminus; roadway continues as Airport Boulevard
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing