South Carolina Highway 161

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SC 161 marker

SC 161
Route information
Maintained by SCDOT
Length: 28.7 mi[1] (46.2 km)
Existed: 1930 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 21 in Rock Hill
  I‑77 in Rock Hill
US 321 in York
North end: NC 161 at the NC line near Kings Mountain
Location
Counties: York
Highway system
SC 160 SC 162

South Carolina Highway 161 (SC 161) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of South Carolina. It connects the cities of Rock Hill, York, and Kings Mountain, North Carolina.

Route description[edit]

SC 161 is a multi-lane highway, traversing from US 21 and Interstate 77, through the northern part of Rock Hill and north around York, to the back entrance area of Kings Mountain State Park and Kings Mountain National Military Park and North Carolina state line.

History[edit]

The first SC 161 appeared in 1923 as a new primary routing from SC 16, in Eau Claire, to SC 22. It was extended northwest by 1926 to SC 7, in Leeds. In 1928, the entire route was renumbered as part of SC 215.

The current SC 161 was established in 1930 as a new primary route, it originally traversed from SC 16 (today US 321) to the North Carolina state line, continuing as NC 215 (renumbered in 1937 to NC 161). In 1959, SC 161 was extended south, through York, to its current southern terminus at US 21 in Rock Hill. In 1986 or 1987, SC 161 was placed on bypass north around York, in concurrency with SC 5.[2]

Junction list[edit]

SC 161 Northbound in Rock Hill.

The entire route is in York County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Rock Hill 0.0 0.0 US 21 (Cherry Road) – Fort Mill, Rock Hill
0.1 0.2 I‑77 – Columbia, Charlotte
4.2 6.8 SC 274 east (Ebenezer Road) East end of SC 274 overlap
5.7 9.2 SC 901 south (Heckle Boulevard)
7.0 11.3 SC 274 west (Hands Mill Highway) – Lake Wylie, Gastonia West end of SC 274 overlap
York 13.1 21.1
SC 5 south / SC 5 Bus. north / SC 161 Bus. north – York, Rock Hill
South end of SC 5 overlap
15.1 24.3 SC 49 (Charlotte Highway) – York, Lake Wylie, Charlotte
17.3 27.8
US 321 south / SC 5 north / SC 161 Bus. south – Blacksburg, Chester
South end of US 321 overlap, north end of SC 5 overlap
  18.8 30.3 US 321 north – Clover, Gastonia North end of US 321 overlap
Bethany 25.2 40.6 SC 55 – Blacksburg, Clover
State line 28.7 46.2 NC 161 north
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


Bannered routes[edit]

Currently, there is one business loop along SC 161:


SC 161 Business
Location: York, South Carolina

York business loop[edit]

SC 161 Business follows the old alignment of SC 161 through downtown York, via Liberty Street.

See also[edit]

References[edit]