South Carolina Highway 2

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SC 2 marker

SC 2
Frink Street/State Street
Route information
Maintained by SCDOT
Length: 3.94 mi[2] (6.34 km)
Existed: 1923[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: US 21 / US 176 / US 321 in Cayce
  US 21 / US 176 / US 321 in Cayce
US 1 in West Columbia
North end: US 378 in West Columbia
Location
Counties: Lexington
Highway system
US 1 SC 3

South Carolina Highway 2 (SC 2) is a state highway in the U.S. state of South Carolina that runs 3.9 miles (6.3 km) between two portions of the US 21/US 176/US 321 concurrency in Lexington County, South Carolina. The southern 2.4 miles (3.9 km) of the highway is known as Frink Street while the northern 1.5 miles (2.4 km) of the highway is known as State Street.

History[edit]

SC 2 is one of the original state highways. The original route went from the Georgia state line north of Mountain Rest heading east towards Greenville before turning southeast and ending in Charleston, spanning over 250 miles (400 km). It was considered the state's "Main Street" in the 1920s and 1930s.[3] The road began construction in 1923 and ended 11 years later in 1932. The road was re-designated as US-76, US-176 and US-178 in the 1940s[3] and has been reduced to just under 4 miles.[1]

Route description[edit]

SC 2 is a 3.9 mile (6.3 km) two-lane road just southwest of Columbia, serving as a "business route" for Cayce.[1] It begins at the US 21/US 176/US 321 concurrency heading northeast. It then takes a turn to the north and runs parallel to the Congaree River to its west. Shortly after passing US 1, the highway ends at US 378 in West Columbia. The highway runs by an elementary school, Brookland-Cayce High School, two shopping centers, and a park.[4]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire highway is in Lexington County.

Location Mile[2] km Destinations Notes
Cayce 0.00 0.00 US 21 / US 176 / US 321 (Charleston Highway)
1.62 2.61 SC 35 (12th Street)
3.23 5.20 US 21 / US 176 / US 321 (Knox Abbott Drive)
West Columbia 3.89 6.26 US 1 (Meeting Street)
3.94 6.34 US 378 (Sunset Boulevard)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Roberson, M. (November 26, 2006). "SC 1 to 9". Angelfire. Retrieved December 24, 2012. [unreliable source]
  2. ^ a b South Carolina Department of Transportation: Statewide Highways 2012. Specifics: . Files: .
  3. ^ a b "Economic Development History of Interstate 26 in South Carolina". Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Google Inc. "South Carolina Highway 2". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://goo.gl/maps/5Kszh. Retrieved December 18, 2012.

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing