South Carolina Highway 68

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SC 68
Yemassee Highway
Route information
Maintained by SCDOT
Length: 15.33 mi[1] (24.67 km)
Existed: 1967 – present
Major junctions
West end: US 278 in Almeda
  I‑95 in Yemassee
East end:
US 17 Alt. / US 21 in Yemassee
Location
Counties: Hampton
Highway system
SC 67 SC 70

South Carolina Highway 68 (SC 68) is a 15.3-mile (24.6 km) state highway in Hampton County, South Carolina, connecting the HamptonVarnille area with Yemassee and Interstate 95 (I-95).

Route description[edit]

The route of SC 68 travels generally in a northwest to southeast direction, beginning at a junction with U.S. Highway 278 (US 278 just south of Varnville. The highway travels in a nearly straight line for its entire length, paralleling the Port Royal and Augusta Railway. The roadway passes through the small hamlet of Early Branch before widening to a four-lane configuration about 1 mile (1.6 km) north of the I-95 junction. Passing underneath I-95, SC 68 returns to a two-lane configuration as it enters Yemassee before terminating at an intersection with US 17 Alternate and US 21.[2]

History[edit]

Established in 1967 as a renumbering of SC 28, unchanged since. Prior to the current routing, SC 68 had two previous incarnations: In 1937-38 from Clio to the North Carolina state line (renumbered as SC 83), and in 1938-48 as a short highway spur from US 78 in Denmark.[3]

Junction list[edit]

Begin of West SC 68 in Yemassee

The entire route is in Hampton County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Almeda 0.00 0.00 US 278 (Yemassee Highway / Grays Highway) – Varnville, Hampton, Ridgeland
Yemassee 13.58 21.85 I‑95 – Florence, Savannah Exit 38 (I-95)
15.33 24.67
US 17 Alt. / US 21 – Beaufort, Walterboro
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


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