South Carolina Highway 5
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|Maintained by SCDOT|
|Length:||52.5 mi (84.5 km)|
|Existed:||Early 1920s – present|
|South end:||US 521 near Van Wyck|
| US 21 in Rock Hill
I-77 in Rock Hill
US 321 in York
US 29 in Blacksburg
|North end:||I-85 / SC 198 in Blacksburg|
|Counties:||Cherokee, York, Lancaster|
Route description 
SC 5's eastern terminus is at a rare country interchange at US 521. This is one mile (1.6 km) south of Andrew Jackson State Park and approximately nine miles north of Lancaster and at the bridge of I-85 exit 102 SC 5 ends into SC 198.
The drive 
SC 5 begins as a rural road and runs at 55 mph (89 km/h) for most of the run before entering Rock Hill. SC 5 intersects Old Hickory RD nearly one and a quarter miles into its existence. Old Hickory is the main road to Van Wyck. A mile and a half further up the road, SC 5 serves as the western terminus for S.C. Highway 75. After crossing the CSX line, SC 5 rides for nearly seven miles before entering Rock Hill, South Carolina. There, it merges with US 21 northbound and becomes known as South Anderson Road.
US 21 and SC 5 overlap for about four miles (6 km) before US 21 merges off right after crossing I-77. However, immediately SC 5 becomes concurrent with S.C. Highway 72. They quickly head off again, and SC 5 heads straight towards downtown Rock Hill, where it splits off and becomes two one-way roads for about a mile, and also where it crosses US 21 Business and S.C. Highway 122.
One mile out of downtown Rock Hill, SC 5 crosses over S.C. Highway 322. From there, after a couple of suburban miles, SC 5 enters downtown York. One mile before entering, SC 5 splits off a business route (described in detail later).
After rim-riding the north side of York, SC 161 and SC 5 split their different ways. After leaving York, SC 5 is known as Black Highway. Eight miles after leaving York, SC 5 serves as the western terminus for S.C. Highway 55. Also, after running into SC 55, SC 5 serves as the northern terminus for S.C. Highway 97.
Major Intersections 
- I-85 / SC 198 in Blacksburg
- US 29 in Blacksburg
- SC 97 near Smyrna
- SC 55 outside of Smyrna
- SC 161 / US 321 / SC 49 / SC 324 in York
- SC 901 / SC 122 / SC 72 in Rock Hill
- SC 121 / US 21 / I-77 in Rock Hill
- SC 75 in Van Wyck
- US 521 near Van Wyck
Bannered routes 
Currently, there is one business loop along SC 5:
SC 5 Business
|Location:||York, South Carolina|
|Length:||4.3 mi (6.9 km)|
York business loop 
SC 5 Business follows the old route of SC 5 through downtown York, via Liberty Street. The highway begins on SC 5 just a mile and a half away northwest from downtown York. Connects with US 321/SC 161 and US 321 Business. After passing through the downtown area it links to the northern terminus of SC 324 before eventually rejoining mainline SC 5 southeast of York.
See also 
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: South Carolina Highway 5|
- Google Inc. Google Maps – SC 5 Business - York (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=S+Carolina+5+Business+E&daddr=S+Carolina+161%2FS+Carolina+5+Business&hl=en&ll=35.000754,-81.229734&spn=0.058566,0.111494&sll=34.98597,-81.201153&sspn=0.007357,0.013937&geocode=FVo4FgId4gQo-w%3BFQrZFQId1Pgo-w&vpsrc=6&mra=me&mrsp=1,0&sz=17&t=p&z=14. Retrieved 2012-01-13.
- "Mapmikey's South Carolina Highways Page: SC 5". Retrieved 2012-01-13.