South Carolina Highway 68
|Maintained by SCDOT|
|Length:||15.33 mi (24.67 km)|
|Existed:||1967 – present|
|West end:||US 278 in Almeda|
|I‑95 in Yemassee|
US 17 Alt. / US 21 in Yemassee
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.
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.
The entire route is in Hampton County.
|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)|
US 17 Alt. / US 21 – Beaufort, Walterboro
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- South Carolina Department of Transportation: Statewide Highways 2012. Specifics: . Files: .
- Google Inc. "South Carolina Highway 68". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=S+Carolina+68+E%2FUS-278+E%2FYemassee+Hwy&daddr=Connely+St&hl=en&ll=32.768512,-80.921516&spn=0.241631,0.445976&sll=32.82349,-81.039491&sspn=0.030185,0.055747&geocode=Fcvy9AEdOUAr-w%3BFWjJ8gEdcU0u-w&t=p&mra=dme&mrsp=0&sz=15&z=12. Retrieved December 30, 2012.
- "Mapmikey's South Carolina Highways Page". Retrieved December 30, 2012.[unreliable source]
- Media related to South Carolina Highway 68 at Wikimedia Commons