South Carolina Highway 179

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SC 179 marker

SC 179
Route information
Maintained by SCDOT
Length: 0.70 mi[1] (1.13 km)
Existed: 1979 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 17 in Little River
North end: NC 179 near Calabash, NC
Location
Counties: Horry
Highway system
US 178 SC 181

South Carolina Highway 179 is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of South Carolina. It runs from Little River to the North Carolina state line, near Calabash.

Route description[edit]

One of the shortest state highways in the state, SC 179 starts at US 17 in Little River and goes .7 miles (1.1 km) to the North Carolina state line. The route continues on as NC 179, connecting the towns of Calabash, Sunset Beach, and Ocean Isle Beach. The entire route is two lanes wide with brief sections with a center turn lane.[2]

History[edit]

The first SC 179 existed from 1932-1950, established as a renumbering of US 178. It ran from US 17 east, through Jamestown, to the Charleston County line, near Honey Hill. By 1938, it reached its zenith by extensions to McClellanville and across the Cooper River. In 1950, SC 179 was completely removed, majority of the route becoming secondary roads, with some sections living on as US 17 Alt. and SC 45.[3]

The current SC 179 was established in 1979; it compliments NC 179 when North Carolina established the new route and routed the southern end into South Carolina. The route has changed little since.[3][4]

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Little River, Horry County.

Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
0.00 0.00 US 17 / Graystone Boulevard – North Myrtle Beach, Shallotte
0.70 1.13 NC 179 north – Calabash North Carolina state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing