South Carolina Highway 79

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SC 79 marker

SC 79
Route information
Maintained by SCDOT
Length: 9.2 mi[1] (14.8 km)
Existed: 1938 – present
Major junctions
South end: SC 9 near Bennettsville
North end: NC 79 at the NC line near Gibson, NC
Location
Counties: Marlboro
Highway system
US 78 SC 80

South Carolina Highway 79 (SC 79) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of South Carolina. It connects communities in western Marlboro County.

Route description[edit]

SC 79 is a two-lane rural highway, traversing 9.2 miles (14.8 km) from SC 9 to the North Carolina state line.

History[edit]

Originally established in 1937 as a new primary route, it connected US 78, in Denmark, to Voorhees College. In 1938, it was replaced by SC 68, which later became a secondary road by 1948.

The current SC 79 was established in 1938 as a renumbering of part of SC 38, from Bennettsville to the North Carolina state line. Between 1967-70, SC 79 was rerouted and replaced SC 383 to SC 9; the old alignment became SC 385.[2]

South Carolina Highway 383[edit]

SC-383.svg

SC 383
Location: Near Bennettsville, South Carolina
Length: 7.7 mi[3] (12.4 km)
Existed: 1937–1970

South Carolina Highway 383 (SC 383) was established by 1937 as new primary routing from SC 9, near Bennettsville, to SC 79, near Gibson. It was renumbered as part of SC 79 by 1970.[4]

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Marlboro County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
  0.0 0.0 SC 9 – Bennettsville, Wallace
  4.0 6.4 SC 38 – Bennettsville, Hamlet
  7.7 12.4 SC 385 south – Bennettsville
  I‑73 Proposed interchange[5][6]
  9.2 14.8 NC 79 north – Gibson North Carolina state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  •       Unopened

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google (September 3, 2012). "South Carolina Highway 79" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved September 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Mapmikey's South Carolina Highways Page (SC 70-79)". Retrieved September 4, 2012. [unreliable source?]
  3. ^ Google (June 19, 2013). "South Carolina Highway 383" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Mapmikey's South Carolina Highways Page (SC 380-389)". Retrieved September 4, 2012. [unreliable source?]
  5. ^ Staff. "Project Status: Northern Project". I-73 Environmental Impact Study. South Carolina Department of Transportation. Retrieved September 4, 2012. 
  6. ^ I-73 Northern Map (PDF) (Map). South Carolina Department of Transportation. Wallace inset. Retrieved September 4, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing