Georgia State Route 9
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|Maintained by GDOT|
|Length:||86.40 mi (139.05 km)|
|South end:||US 19 / US 41 / SR 3 in Atlanta|
| I-75 / I-85 in Atlanta
I-285 / US 19 in Sandy Springs
US 19 / US 19 Bus. / SR 52 / SR 60 in Dahlonega
|North end:||US 19 / US 129 / SR 11 in Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest|
|Counties:||Fulton, Forsyth, Dawson, Lumpkin|
State Route 9 (SR 9) is a 86.4-mile-long (139.0 km) north–south state highway in the northern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. It travels from Atlanta to Turners Corner, north-northeast of Dahlonega. It is concurrent with U.S. Route 19 (US 19) from along 14th Street, in northwest Atlanta, to Roswell Road at Interstate 285 (I-285), in Sandy Springs. It is also concurrent with US 19 from Dahlonega to its northern terminus at US 129.
SR 9 parallels US 19/SR 400 for much its length. Because of its proximity to US 19/SR 400, it is a viable alternate to the congested "Alpharetta Autobahn." Along its route, the state road travels through the cities of Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Roswell, Alpharetta, Cumming, Dawsonville, and Dahlonega.
SR 9 begins at an intersection of US 19 (14th Street N.W.) and US 41 (Northside Drive) in Atlanta. It runs east–west from its origin to the intersection with West Peachtree Street N.W., and turns north here, shortly after crossing over I-75. SR 9 is signed as Peachtree Street N.W. from just south of I-85, and crosses under I-85 just north of the I-75/I-85 interchange north of Downtown Atlanta. Just south of Piedmont Hospital, SR 9 changes names from Peachtree Street N.W. to Peachtree Road N.W.
From its intersection with SR 141, which originates here, SR 9 is signed as Roswell Road N.W. The route continues to run generally north, crossing I-285 at exit 25. From its origin to this point, SR 9 also travels concurrent with US 19, but continues north on its own from this point. It also largely parallels SR 400 from here.
Continuing north, SR 9 crosses the Chattahoochee River,and has reversible lanes up to its intersection with SR 120. The two roads are concurrent from here to its intersection with Old Milton Parkway. SR 9 is interchangeably signed as Atlanta Street or Alpharetta Street on this stretch, and as Alpharetta Highway from downtown Roswell and crosses state routes 92 and 140 and passes North Fulton Regional Hospital. From downtown Alpharetta, it is interchangeably signed as Cumming Highway, Atlanta Highway, or Atlanta Road. Near exit 14 of SR 400, SR 9 starts to travel concurrent with SR 20, until they split again in downtown Cumming.
From here, SR 9 is signed as Dahlonega Highway, and travels concurrent with SR 306 to Keith Bridge Road. It continues to run north on its own through Dawsonville, and then runs concurrent with SR 52 from their intersection to just north of Dahlonega. From here, it is again concurrent with US 19/SR 60, until SR 60 splits off in Porter Springs. SR 9 continues alongside US 19 until its terminus at the intersection with US 129 at Turners Corner.
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In the past, US 19 followed the exact path of SR 9, but after the completion of SR 400, US 19 was moved to follow the path of I-285, then SR 400 to its end near SR 9 in Dahlonega. Due to the transport of moonshine from the mountains of North Georgia to Atlanta, SR 9 was called Thunder Highway or Thunder Road for its use by moonshiners heading to Atlanta. The Gilleland House is located along Georgia State Route 9 in Dawsonville.
|Fulton||Atlanta||0.0||0.0||US 19 south / US 41 / SR 3 (Northside Drive)||Southern terminus; southern end of US 19 concurrency|
|0.9||1.4||I-75 / I-85 (Downtown Connector)||Interchange|
|1.6||2.6||SR 13 north (Spring Buford Connector)|
|2.0||3.2||SR 13 north (Spring Buford Connector)|
|5.2||8.4||SR 141 north (Peachtree Road N.E.)|
|6.2||10.0||SR 237 south (Piedmont Road)|
|Sandy Springs||10.3||16.6||I-285 (The Perimeter) / US 19 north||Interchange
Northern end of US 19 concurrency
|Roswell||18.5||29.8||SR 120 south (Marietta Highway)||Southern end of SR 120 concurrency|
|20.5||33.0||SR 92 west (East Crossville Road) / SR 140 east (Holcomb Bridge Road)||Southern end of SR 140 concurrency|
|20.7||33.3||SR 140 west (Houze Road)||Northern end of SR 140 concurrency|
|Alpharetta||24.5||39.4||SR 120 east (Old Milton Parkway)||Northern end of SR 120 concurrency|
|Forsyth||Cumming||41.0||66.0||SR 20 east (East Maple Street)||Southern end of SR 20 concurrency|
|41.2||66.3||SR 20 west (North Main Street)||Northern end of SR 20 concurrency|
|42.3||68.1||SR 306 west (Sawnee Drive)||Southern end of SR 306 concurrency|
|44.6||71.8||SR 306 east (Keith Bridge Road)||Northern end of SR 306 concurrency|
|Coal Mountain||46.3||74.5||SR 369 (Matt Highway/Browns Bridge Road)|
|Dawson||Dawsonville||58.3||93.8||SR 53||Southern end of SR 53 concurrency|
|58.4||94.0||SR 53||Northern end of SR 53 concurrency|
|Lumpkin||68.7||110.6||SR 52 south||Southern end of SR 52 concurrency|
US 19 south / US 19 Bus. north / SR 52 north / SR 60 south
|Southern end of US 19/SR 60 concurrency; Northern end of SR 52 concurrency|
US 19 Bus. south / SR 52 south / SR 60 Bus. south (East Main Street)
|Southern end of SR 52 concurrency|
|74.1||119.3||SR 52 north||Northern end of SR 52 concurrency|
|Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest||81.1||130.5||SR 60 north||Northern end of SR 60 concurrency|
|86.4||139.0||US 19 north / US 129 / SR 11||Northern terminus; northern end of US 19 concurrency|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Google Inc. "Route of Georgia State Route 9". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=14th+St+NW&daddr=33.78621,-84.400878+to:33.896212,-84.3814997+to:34.24579,-84.11566+to:34.45294,-84.08793+to:GA-9+N%2FUS-19+N&hl=en&ll=34.170908,-84.094849&spn=1.211176,1.766052&sll=33.790276,-84.373455&sspn=0.07604,0.110378&geocode=FXaJAwIdQwz4-g%3BFWKJAwIdEiX4-imDz38P9AT1iDEpArw4hIlsaw%3BFRQ3BQIdxXD4-invWSzC4w71iDHKrtjjSTuR1A%3BFZ6MCgIdNH_8-ikxxZMgmoX1iDG6GoddBYfIWw%3BFcy1DQIdhuv8-ikNXOGrWWNfiDEpFlKmP14Ndg%3BFdfqEAId6MT_-g&oq=Da&dirflg=h&mra=mrv&via=1,2,3,4&t=h&z=9. Retrieved May 3, 2012.
- Moonshiners brought ‘white lightning’ down ‘Thunder Road’ by Kimberly Brigance, Clarke Otten and Michael Hitt May 19, 2011 Reporter Newspapers
- Media related to Georgia State Route 9 at Wikimedia Commons