South Carolina Highway 51

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SC 51
Route information
Maintained by SCDOT
Existed: mid-1920s – present
Georgetown – Florence
Length: 68.9 mi[1] (110.9 km)
South end: US 701 near Georgetown
Major
junctions:
US 378 / SC 41 near Johnsonville
US 301 in Florence
US 52 in Florence
North end: US 76 in Florence
Fort Mill
Length: 1.0 mi[2] (1.6 km)
South end: US 21 near Ft. Mill
North end: NC 51 in Pineville, NC
Location
Counties: Georgetown, Williamsburg, Florence, York
Highway system
SC 49 US 52

South Carolina Highway 51 (SC 51) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of South Carolina. It is unique for being signed in two different locations in the state; the first section from Georgetown to Florence, the second section in Fort Mill.

Route description[edit]

The first SC 51 begins at US 701 near Georgetown, goes northwest and ends at US 76 in Florence and concurrency with SC 41. Majority of the route is a two-lane rural road, except through Hemingway, Johnsonville, and Florence, where it has four lanes.

The second SC 51 is a short 1-mile-long (1.6 km) road that starts at US 21 and ends at the North Carolina state line, continuing on as NC 51 through Pineville. The route is only 2-lane, expanding to 4-lane at the state line.

History[edit]

Established as a new routing in either 1925 or 1926; the original route ran from SC 40 (today as US 701) along Choppee Road to Hemmingway then onto Florence, ending at SC 41 (current US 52-301). The route was fully paved by 1939. In the early 1960s, the SC 51 was rerouted as a concurrency with SC 41 from Hemmingway to Rhems, then to US 701 near Georgetown. In 1978, SC 51 was extended in Florence to US 76.[3]

The second SC 51 was established in 1969, when US 21 was rerouted to its current alignment to I-77. The number was a result of an extension of NC 51 that replaced the old US 21 route through Pineville. SC 51 is a result of keeping the route consistent across the border.[3][4]

Junction list[edit]

Georgetown – Florence[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Georgetown Kensington 0.0 0.0 US 701 (Fraser Street) – Georgetown
Williamsburg Rhems 15.7 25.3 SC 41 (County Line Road) / Nesmith Road – Kingstree, Charleston Southern end of SC 41 concurrency
  18.0 29.0 SC 513 north (County Line Road) Southern terminus of SC 513
  19.2 30.9 SC 512 (Henry Road) – Kingstree
Hemingway 26.8 43.1 SC 261 (Broad Street) – Stuckey, Kingstree, Conway
Florence Johnsonville 31.4 50.5 SC 341 west (Broadway Street) – Lake City Eastern terminus of SC 341
  35.8 57.6 US 378 east / SC 41 north / Old River Road – Conway, Marion, Mullins, Myrtle Beach Northern end of SC 41 concurrency; southern end of US 378 concurrency
  39.1 62.9 US 378 west – Lake City, Sumter Northern end of US 378 concurrency
Evergreen 56.6 91.1 SC 327 north (Planer Road) / Lebanon Road Southern end of SC 327 concurrency
56.7 91.2 SC 327 south (Effingham Highway) – Effingham Northern end of SC 327 concurrency
Florence 64.6 104.0 US 301 (Freedom Boulevard) – Lake City, Kingstree, Charleston
65.3 105.1 US 52 (Irby Street) – Lake City
68.8 110.7 US 76 (Palmetto Street) / West Evans Street – Sumter
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Fort Mill[edit]

The entire route is in Fort Mill, York County.

Mile[2] km Destinations Notes
0.0 0.0 US 21 to I‑77 – Rock Hill, Carowinds, Charlotte, NC
1.0 1.6 NC 51 north – Pineville, NC North Carolina state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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