Georgia State Route 8

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State Route 8 marker

State Route 8
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 183 mi[1] (295 km)
Major junctions
West end: US-78 / SR-4 at the Georgia-Alabama state line
  US 27 / SR 1 in Bremen
I‑285 / US 19 / US 29 / US 41 / SR 3 in Atlanta
US 78 / SR 410 near Decatur
I‑285 near Clarkston

US 78 Bus. / SR 10 near Athens
US 129 / US 441 / SR 15 in Athens
East end: US 29 at the Georgia-South Carolina state line at the south end of Lake Hartwell
Location
Counties: Haralson, Carroll, Douglas, Cobb, Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Barrow, Clarke, Oconee, Madison, Franklin, Hart
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 7 SR 9

State Route 8 (SR 8) is a state highway that runs west-to-east through portions of Haralson, Carroll, Douglas, Cobb, Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Barrow, Clarke, Oconee, Madison, Franklin, and Hart counties, bisecting the northern part of the state of Georgia. The route runs from its western terminus at US 78 and AL 4 at the Georgia-Alabama state line west of Tallapoosa to its eastern terminus at US 29 at the Georgia-South Carolina state line at the south end of Lake Hartwell. The route is concurrent with either US 29 or US 78 for much of its entire length.

Route description[edit]

The route starts at the Alabama state line west of Tallapoosa in Haralson County, and closely parallels I-20 from there into Atlanta. SR 8 heads through Bremen and crosses through Carroll County and Villa Rica and on through Douglasville in Douglas County. The route continues through Austell in Cobb County before it reaches the City of Atlanta and Fulton County, crossing the Downtown Connector on its way into Decatur in DeKalb County.

In Decatur, SR 8 turns northeast, crossing I-85 southeast of Tucker, and paralleling I-85 through Lilburn and Lawrenceville in Gwinnett County to Auburn in Barrow County, where the route turns southeast and heads into Winder. Continuing southeast, SR 8 makes a southern half-circle around Athens in Clarke County, just briefly touching Oconee County, before turning sharply northeast and heading through Danielsville in Madison County to Franklin Springs in Franklin County. There, the route turns east, runs through Royston, and heads to its eastern terminus after heading through Hartwell.

The route of SR 8 is concurrent with the following U.S. Highways, through Georgia:

  • US 78: 13.3 miles (21.4 km) from the Alabama state line (WNW of Tallapoosa) to Bremen
  • US 27 ALT/US 78: 0.1 miles (0.16 km) in Bremen
  • US 78: 31.5 miles (50.7 km) from Bremen to Lithia Springs
  • US 78/US 278: 15.5 miles (24.9 km) from Lithia Springs to Downtown Atlanta
  • US 19/US 41/US 78/US 278: 0.3 miles (0.48 km) in Downtown Atlanta
  • US 29/US 78/US 278: 3.4 miles (5.5 km) in Downtown Atlanta
  • US 23/US 29/US 78/US 278: 1.6 miles (2.6 km) in eastern Atlanta
  • US 23/US 29/US 78: 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from eastern Atlanta to Decatur
  • US 29/US 78: 2.2 miles (3.5 km) from Decatur to a point near Clarkston
  • US 29: 24.9 miles (40.1 km) from a point near Clarkson to Dacula
  • US 29 BUS: 15.7 miles (25.3 km) from Dacula to Russell
  • US 78 BUS: 2 miles (3.2 km) from Bogart to Athens
  • US 29/US 78: 4 miles (6.4 km) in Athens
  • US 29/US 78/US 129/US 441: 3 miles (4.8 km) in Athens
  • US 29/US 129/US 441: 3 miles (4.8 km) in Athens
  • US 29: 48 miles (77 km) from Athens to the South Carolina state line at the southern end of Lake Hartwell, northeast of Hartwell


Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Cleburne   0.0 0.0 US-78 west / SR-4 west Western end of US 78 concurrency; US 78 continues into Alabama, concurrent with SR 4.
State Line Alabama-Georgia state line, SR 8 ends
Haralson Tallapoosa 3.9 6.3 SR 100 north (Robertson Avenue) Western end of SR 100 concurrency
4.1 6.6 SR 100 south (Alewine Road) Eastern end of SR 100 concurrency
Bremen 12.3 19.8 US 27 / SR 1
13.3 21.4
US 27 Bus. / SR 1 Bus.
Western end of US 27 BUS/SR 1 BUS concurrency
13.4 21.6
US 27 Bus. / SR 1 Bus.
Carroll Temple 20.0 32.2 SR 274 (James Street)
20.4 32.8 SR 113 (Carrollton Street)
Villa Rica 25.7 41.4 SR 61 south / SR 101 (Industrial Boulevard) Western end of SR 61 concurrency
26.8 43.1 SR 61 north (Main Street) Eastern end of SR 61 concurrency
Douglas Douglasville 35.8 57.6 SR 5 south (Bill Arp Road)
37.6 60.5 SR 92 west (Dallas Highway/Campbellton Street) Western end of SR 92 concurrency
38.0 61.2 SR 92 east (Fairburn Road) Eastern end of SR 92 concurrency
Lithia Springs 44.9 72.3 US 278 west (Thornton Road) / SR 6 Western end of US 278 concurrency
Cobb Austell 47.2 76.0 SR 5 north (Austell Road/Maxham Road) Interchange
Eastern end of SR 5 concurrency
Mableton 49.6 79.8 SR 139 east (Mableton Parkway)
Fulton Atlanta 54.9 88.4 SR 70 west (Fulton Industrial Boulevard/Bolton Road)
55.1 88.7 I‑285 (The Perimeter) Exit 12 (I-285)
56.5 90.9 SR 280 (James Jackson Parkway) – Smyrna
60.4 97.2 US 19 north / US 41 north / SR 3 north (Northside Drive N.W.) Western end of US 19/US 41/SR 3 concurrency
60.7 97.7 US 19 south / US 29 south / US 41 south / SR 3 south (Northside Drive N.W.) Eastern end of US 19/US 41/SR 3 concurrency; western end of US 29 concurrency
63.4 102.0 SR 10 west (Freedom Parkway) Western end of SR 10 concurrency
64.1 103.2 US 23 south / SR 42 (Moreland Avenue N.E./Briarcliff Road N.E.) Western end of US 23 concurrency
DeKalb 65.7 105.7 US 278 east (E. Lake Road N.E.) / SR 10
Decatur 67.2 108.1 US 23 (Clairmont Avenue) / SR 155
  69.4 111.7 US 78 east (Stone Mountain Freeway) / SR 410 east
  71.4 114.9 I‑285 (The Perimeter) Exit 38 (I-285)
Tucker 74.6 120.1 SR 236 east (Hugh Howell Road) Western end of SR 236 concurrency
74.9 120.5 SR 236 west (LaVista Road) Eastern end of SR 236 concurrency
Gwinnett Lilburn 81.2 130.7 SR 378 west (Beaver Ruin Road/Arcado Road N.W.)
Lawrenceville 89.8 144.5 SR 120 west (West Pike Street)
90.1 145.0 SR 20 south (South Perry Street) Western end of SR 20 concurrency
90.3 145.3 SR 20 north / SR 124 north (Buford Drive N.E./Jackson Street) Eastern end of SR 20 concurrency; western end of SR 124 concurrency
90.7 146.0 SR 124 south (Scenic Highway)
Dacula 94.3 151.8 US 29 (Winder Highway)

US 29 Bus. / SR 316 (University Parkway)
Eastern end of US 29 concurrency; western end of US 29 BUS concurrency
Barrow Auburn 99.3 159.8 SR 324 west (Hill's Shop Road)
Winder 107 172 SR 11 north / SR 53 north / SR 81 south (S. Broad Street) Western end of SR 11/SR 53 concurrency
Russell 108 174 SR 11 south (Monroe Highway) Eastern end of SR 11 concurrency
  US 29 west (University Parkway) / SR 316 west / SR 53 east (Hog Mountain Rd) – Lawrenceville Eastern end of US 29 BUS/SR 53 concurrency; western end of US 29/SR 316 concurrency
Statham SR 211 north – Statham
Oconee  
US 78 west (Moina Michael Highway) / US 78 Bus. east / SR 10 – Monroe, Bogart
Western end of US 78 concurrency
  SR 10 Loop inner (Athens Perimeter) / SR 422 – Jefferson Eastern end of SR 316 concurrency; western end of SR 10 Loop/SR 422 concurrency
Clarke Athens US 129 south / US 441 / SR 15 (Timothy Road) – Watkinsville, Madison Western end of US 129/US 441/SR 15 concurrency
SR 15 Alt. north (Milledge Av)

US 78 east (Lexington Road) / US 78 Bus. west (Oconee St) / SR 10 – Lexington
Eastern end of US 78/SR 10 concurrency
135 217 US 129 north / US 441 north / SR 10 Loop outer (Athens Perimeter) / SR 15 north / SR 422 – Commerce, Jefferson Eastern end of US 129/US 441/SR 15 concurrency
136 219 SR 72 east (Hull Road) – Elberton
Madison Hull 139 224 SR 106 north (Fortson Store Road) – Ila
  140 225 SR 182 north (Garnett Ward Road)
Danielsville 149 240 SR 98 (Ila-Comer Road)
  150 241 SR 281 (Wildcat Bridge Road)
  152 245 SR 191
  156 251 SR 174 south Western end of SR 174 concurrency
Franklin   157 253 SR 174 north (Salem Road) Eastern end of SR 174 concurrency
Franklin Springs 160 257 SR 145 west (Toccoa Carnesville Road)
160 257 SR 327 north (Bryant Park Road)
Royston 163 262 SR 17 Bus. (Bowersville Street)
Hart 164 264 SR 17
Hartwell 175 282 SR 51 south / SR 77 north Western end of SR 51/SR 77 concurrency
175 282 SR 51 north (Chandler Street) Eastern end of SR 51 concurrency
176 283 SR 172 south (Webb Street)
176 283 SR 77 south (Carter Street) Eastern end of SR 77 concurrency
  182 293 SR 181 south
Savannah River Georgia–South Carolina state line, SR 8 ends
Anderson   183 295 US 29 north – Anderson Eastern end of US 29 concurrency; US 29 continues into South Carolina.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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Route map: Google / Bing