Georgia State Route 9

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State Route 9 marker

State Route 9
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 86.40 mi[1] (139.05 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 19 / US 41 / SR 3 in Atlanta
  I‑75 / I‑85 in Atlanta
I‑285 / US 19 in Sandy Springs

US 19 / US 19 Bus. / SR 52 / SR 60 in Dahlonega
North end: US 19 / US 129 / SR 11 in Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest
Counties: Fulton, Forsyth, Dawson, Lumpkin
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 8 SR 10

State Route 9 (SR 9) is an 86.4-mile-long (139.0 km) north–south state highway in the northern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. It travels from Atlanta to Turners Corner, north-northeast of Dahlonega. It is concurrent with U.S. Route 19 (US 19) from along 14th Street, in northwest Atlanta, to Roswell Road at Interstate 285 (I-285), in Sandy Springs. It is also concurrent with US 19 from Dahlonega to its northern terminus at US 129.

SR 9 parallels US 19/SR 400 for much its length. Because of its proximity to US 19/SR 400, it is a viable alternate to the congested "Alpharetta Autobahn." Along its route, the state road travels through the cities of Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Roswell, Alpharetta, Cumming, Dawsonville, and Dahlonega.

Route description[edit]

SR 9 begins at an intersection of US 19 (14th Street N.W.) and US 41 (Northside Drive) in Atlanta. It runs east–west from its origin to the intersection with West Peachtree Street N.W., and turns north here, shortly after crossing over I-75. SR 9 is signed as Peachtree Street N.W. from just south of I-85, and crosses under I-85 just north of the I-75/I-85 interchange north of Downtown Atlanta. Just south of Piedmont Hospital, SR 9 changes names from Peachtree Street N.W. to Peachtree Road N.W.

From its intersection with SR 141, which originates here, SR 9 is signed as Roswell Road N.W. The route continues to run generally north, crossing I-285 at exit 25. From its origin to this point, SR 9 also travels concurrent with US 19, but continues north on its own from this point. It also largely parallels SR 400 from here.

Continuing north, SR 9 crosses the Chattahoochee River,and has reversible lanes up to its intersection with SR 120. The two roads are concurrent from here to its intersection with Old Milton Parkway. SR 9 is interchangeably signed as Atlanta Street or Alpharetta Street on this stretch, and as Alpharetta Highway from downtown Roswell and crosses state routes 92 and 140 and passes North Fulton Regional Hospital. From downtown Alpharetta, it is interchangeably signed as Cumming Highway, Atlanta Highway, or Atlanta Road. Near exit 14 of SR 400, SR 9 starts to travel concurrent with SR 20, until they split again in downtown Cumming.

From here, SR 9 is signed as Dahlonega Highway, and travels concurrent with SR 306 to Keith Bridge Road. It continues to run north on its own through Dawsonville, and then runs concurrent with SR 52 from their intersection to just north of Dahlonega. From here, it is again concurrent with US 19/SR 60, until SR 60 splits off in Porter Springs. SR 9 continues alongside US 19 until its terminus at the intersection with US 129 at Turners Corner.[1]


In the past, US 19 followed the exact path of SR 9, but after the completion of SR 400, US 19 was moved to follow the path of I-285, then SR 400 to its end near SR 9 in Dahlonega.[citation needed] Due to the transport of moonshine from the mountains of North Georgia to Atlanta, SR 9 was called Thunder Highway or Thunder Road for its use by moonshiners heading to Atlanta.[2] The Gilleland House is located along Georgia State Route 9 in Dawsonville.[citation needed]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Fulton Atlanta 0.0 0.0 US 19 south / US 41 / SR 3 (Northside Drive Northwest) Southern terminus; southern end of US 19 concurrency
see US 19
Sandy Springs 10.3 16.6 I‑285 / US 19 north (SR 407) I-285 exit 25; north end of US 19 overlap
Roswell 18.5 29.8 SR 120 west (Marietta Highway) – Marietta Southern end of SR 120 concurrency
20.5 33.0 SR 92 south (Crossville Road) / SR 140 east (Holcomb Bridge Road) to US 19 / SR 400 – Acworth, Norcross Southern end of SR 140 concurrency
20.7 33.3 SR 140 west (Mansell Road) to US 19 / SR 400 – Canton, Hickory Flat Northern end of SR 140 concurrency
Alpharetta 24.5 39.4 SR 120 east (Old Milton Parkway) to US 19 / SR 400 – Duluth, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Northern end of SR 120 concurrency
Forsyth   SR 371 north (Post Road) – Canton
  SR 141 south (Peachtree Parkway) to SR 400 – Norcross, Lanier Tech
  41.0 66.0 SR 20 east (Buford Highway) to SR 400 Southern end of SR 20 concurrency
Cumming Pilgrim Mill Road - Dawsonville
41.2 66.3 SR 20 west (Main Street) – Canton Northern end of SR 20 concurrency
42.3 68.1 SR 306 west (Sawnee Drive) – Canton Southern end of SR 306 concurrency
  44.6 71.8 SR 306 east (Keith Bridge Road) to SR 400 – Gainesville, Atlanta Northern end of SR 306 concurrency
Coal Mountain 46.3 74.5 SR 369 (Matt Highway / Browns Bridge Road) to SR 400 – Matt, Gainesville
Dawson Dawsonville 58.3 93.8 SR 53 west – Tate, Jasper, Ellijay, Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area Check In Station Southern end of SR 53 concurrency; traffic circle around Dawson County Courthouse
58.4 94.0 SR 53 east to SR 400 – Gainesville Northern end of SR 53 concurrency
60.5 97.4 SR 136 – Ellijay, Gainesville
Lumpkin   68.7 110.6 SR 52 west – Ellijay, Amicalola Falls State Park Southern end of SR 52 concurrency
Dahlonega Main Street West - Dahlonega, Historic Dahlonega Gold Museum
73.1 117.6 US 19 south / SR 60 south (South Chestatee Street) to SR 400 – University of North Georgia, Gainesville Southern end of US 19/SR 60 concurrency
see US 19
Turners Corner 86.4 139.0 US 19 north / US 129 / SR 11 – Blairsville, Cleveland, Brasstown Bald, Helen Northern terminus; northern end of US 19 concurrency
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Google (May 3, 2012). "Route of Georgia State Route 9" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ Moonshiners brought ‘white lightning’ down ‘Thunder Road’ by Kimberly Brigance, Clarke Otten and Michael Hitt May 19, 2011 Reporter Newspapers

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing