Georgia State Route 78

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Not to be confused with U.S. Route 78 in Georgia.

State Route 78 marker

State Route 78
Georgia State Route 78 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 59.6 mi[1] (95.9 km)
Major junctions
South end: SR 46 in Soperton
  US 221 / SR 15 / SR 56 in Soperton
I‑16 north of Soperton
SR 86 south of Adrian
US 80 / SR 26 in Adrian
US 319 / SR 15 / SR 31 / SR 57 in Wrightsville
US 221 / SR 171 south of Bartow-Bartow

US 1 Bus. / SR 4 Bus. in Wadley
US 1 / SR 4 in Wadley
North end: SR 17 northwest of Midville
Location
Counties: Treutlen, Emanuel, Johnson, Jefferson, Burke
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
US 78 SR 79

State Route 78 (SR 78) is a backward question mark-shaped state highway in the southeast part of the U.S. state of Georgia. The highway runs 59.6 miles (95.9 km) from Soperton north and northwest to Wrightsville, then turning northeast to Wadley and, finally, east, to its eastern terminus.

Route description[edit]

Soperton to Wrightsville[edit]

SR 78 begins at an intersection with SR 46 in the northeast part of Soperton. It heads south, southwest, and northwest to an intersection with US 221/SR 15/SR 56 in downtown Soperton. At this point, SR 15 begins a long concurrency with SR 78 to Wrightsville. Two blocks later, SR 78 has a second intersection with SR 46. North of Soperton, SR 78 has an interchange with Interstate 16 (I-16). South of Adrian, SR 86 crosses SR 78's path. When the route arrives in Adrian, it intersects US 80/SR 26. To the northwest, in Wrightsville, SR 78 intersects SR 57. The two routes have a one-block concurrency to the intersection of US 319/SR 15/SR 31. At this intersection, US 319/SR 78 begin a concurrency to the northeast.

Wrightsville to eastern terminus[edit]

South of Bartow, US 221/SR 171 join the concurrency. The four routes head north toward Bartow. Just south of the town, they intersect SR 242. In the town, US 319/SR 78turn to the east, while US 221/SR 171 head north. IN Wadley, they intersect US 1 BUS/SR 4 BUS and then the US 1/SR 4 mainline. East of the city, SR 78 meets its northern terminus, at an intersection with SR 17 northwest of Midville[1]

History[edit]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Treutlen Soperton 0.00 0.00 SR 46 (Metter Road) – Oak Park Southern terminus; first intersection with SR 46
1.0 1.6 US 221 / SR 15 south / SR 56 (2nd Street) – Mount Vernon Southern end of SR 15 concurrency
1.2 1.9 SR 46 (Metter Road) – Eastman Second intersection with SR 46
  5.0 8.0 I‑16 (James Gillis Memorial Highway) – Macon, Savannah
  8.5 13.7 SR 86 – Dublin, Oak Park
Emanuel Adrian 12.0 19.3 US 80 (Main Street) / SR 26
Johnson Wrightsville 29.2 47.0 SR 57 east (East College Street) – Swainsboro Southern end of SR 57 concurrency
29.3 47.2 US 319 south / SR 15 north / SR 31 south / SR 57 west Southern end of US 319 concurrency; northern end of SR 15 & SR 57 concurrencies; northern terminus of SR 31
Jefferson   44.6 71.8 US 221 south / SR 171 south Southern end of US 221/SR 171 concurrency
  47.9 77.1 SR 242 (Minor Drive) – Sandersville
Bartow 48.2 77.6 US 221 north / SR 171 north (Church Street) Northern end of US 221/SR 171 concurrency
Wadley 52.4 84.3
US 1 Bus. / SR 4 Bus. (North Main Street)
53.0 85.3 US 1 / SR 4
Burke   59.6 95.9 SR 17 – Midville, Louisville Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Google Inc. "Route of SR 78". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=N+College+St&daddr=32.376893,-82.588396+to:32.7452041,-82.652219+to:GA-78+N&hl=en&ll=32.637062,-82.483978&spn=0.575912,0.883026&sll=32.861373,-82.291211&sspn=0.001122,0.001725&geocode=FZ4g7gEdPOET-w%3BFT0I7gEdFM0T-ykLD4-z6OzwiDGYmnYQaAh-cw%3BFfSm8wEdxdMS-ymvAvV5xc7wiDFSV8lia-dSTg%3BFXFs9QEdflcY-w&mra=dme&mrsp=3&sz=19&via=1,2&t=m&z=10. Retrieved October 12, 2012.

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