Georgia State Route 2
|Maintained by GDOT|
|Length:||165.0 mi (265.5 km)|
|Cohutta–Chattahoochee Scenic Byway|
|West end:||SR 193 in Flintstone|
|East end:||US 76 at the South Carolina state line|
|Counties:||Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield, Murray, Gilmer, Fannin, Union, Towns, Rabun|
State Route 2 (SR 2) is a165-mile-long (266 km) east-west state highway in the far northern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. The route serves suburbs of Chattanooga, Tennessee, as well as much of the mountainous area in the northern part of the state. It traverses the counties of Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield, Murray, Gilmer, Fannin, Union, Towns, and Rabun. It connects Flintstone, in the northwestern part of the state, with the South Carolina state line southeast of Clayton in the northern part and the northeastern part of the state. It also travels through Fort Oglethorpe, Ringgold, Ellijay, Blue Ridge, Blairsville, and Hiawassee. Parts of the highway in the Whitfield and Murray county area are designated as the Cohutta–Chattahoochee Scenic Byway.
|This section requires expansion. (June 2014)|
SR 2 begins at an intersection with SR 193 in the community of Flintstone, the route travels east along Battlefield Parkway, with a brief concurrency with US 27/SR 1. It then intersects Interstate 75 (I-75), before reaching US 41/US 76/SR 3. After a brief concurrency with US 41/US 76/SR 3 through Ringgold, SR 2 splits off and continues east. After crossing the Conasauga River, the route has another brief concurrency with SR 225, then continues a short distance east to US 411/SR 61 in the community of Cisco. SR 2 travels concurrent with US 411/SR 61 to Chatsworth. In Chatsworth, SR 2 travels concurrent with SR 52 to the east past Fort Mountain to Ellijay. Here, SR 2 begins a lengthy concurrency with US 76 to the South Carolina state line. US 76/SR 2/SR 5/SR 515, travel to the northeast to Blue Ridge. In town, SR 5 departs to the north, while US 76/SR 2/SR 515 continue east to Blairsville. East of Blairsville, the concurrency arcs to the north, then east, around Brasstown Bald. West of Hiawassee, SR 515 departs to the north, and US 76/SR 2 are joined by SR 17, then SR 75 in Hiawassee. East of Hiawassee, SR 17/SR 75 depart to the south, and US 76/SR 2 continue east through a series of switchbacks over the Eastern Continental Divide to Clayton. At this point, US 76/SR 2 have a brief concurrency with US 23/US 441/SR 15. The two highway curve to the southeast and meet the eastern terminus of SR 2, the South Carolina state line. Here, US 76 continues toward Westminster.
The only portions of SR 2 that are included as part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility, and the following:
- The segment concurrent with SR 52 from the Murray–Gilmer county line to Ellijay
- The segment concurrent with US 76 from Ellijay to Clayton
|This section requires expansion. (June 2014)|
SR 2 originally followed a winding route through the Cohutta Mountains between Cisco and Blue Ridge. Due to the ruggedness of the terrain, coupled with landslides on one section of the route, SR 2 was rerouted to travel concurrently with SR 52 over Fort Mountain. A section of SR 2 from Fort Oglethorpe east to US 41/US 76/SR 3 is named the Baxter Shavers Memorial Highway after a deputy sheriff that was killed on this highway on April 14, 1978. For some unknown reason, local residents of Catoosa County and the surrounding area refer to SR 2 as "2A".[clarification needed]
|Walker||Flintstone||0.0||0.0||SR 193 – LaFayette, Chattanooga, TN||Western terminus|
|Catoosa||Fort Oglethorpe||3.3||5.3||US 27 / SR 1 – Rock Spring||Western end of US 27/SR 1 concurrency|
|4.6||7.4||US 27 (Lafayette Road) / SR 1, Chattanooga, TN||Eastern end of US 27/SR 1 concurrency|
|Ringgold||11.0||17.7||I‑75 (SR 401, Larry McDonald Memorial Highway)||Exit 350 on I-75|
|12.3||19.8||US 41 north / US 76 north / SR 3 west, Chattanooga, TN||Western end of US 41/US 76/SR 3 concurrency|
|12.9||20.8||SR 151 south (Old Alabama Road) – Trion||Western end of US 41/US 76/SR 3/SR 151 concurrency|
|13.8||22.2||SR 151 north (Tennessee Street), Ooltewah, TN||Eastern end of US 41/US 76/SR 3/SR 151 concurrency|
|16.2||26.1||US 41 south / US 76 south / SR 3 east – Dalton||Eastern end of US 41/US 76/SR 3 concurrency|
|Whitfield||||22.6||36.4||SR 201 south – Tunnel Hill|
|||24.4||39.3||SR 71 (Cleveland Highway) – Dalton, Cleveland, TN|
|Murray||||34.8||56.0||SR 225 south – Chatsworth||Western end of SR 225 concurrency|
|||35.9||57.8||SR 225 north, Cleveland, TN||Eastern end of SR 225 concurrency|
|Cisco||38.2||61.5||US 411 north / SR 61 north, Ocoee, TN||Western end of US 411/SR 61 concurrency|
|Eton||47.2||76.0||SR 286 west (Coffey Road)|
|Chatsworth||49.9||80.3||US 76 west / SR 52 west (G.I. Maddox Parkway) – Dalton||Western end of US 76/SR 52 concurrency|
|51.4||82.7||US 76 east / US 411 south / SR 52 Alt. east / SR 61 south – Fairmount||Eastern end of US 76/US 411/SR 61 concurrency; SR 2/SR 52 east continue left at this intersection|
|Gilmer||Ellijay||75.9||122.1||SR 5 south (N. Main Street) / SR 52||Western end of SR 5 concurrency; eastern end of SR 52 concurrency|
|Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest||78.1||125.7||US 76 east / SR 515 north||Western end of US 76/SR 515 concurrency|
|Fannin||Blue Ridge||91.9||147.9||SR 5 north (Blue Ridge Drive) – McCaysville||Eastern end of SR 5 concurrency|
|Union||||107||172||SR 325 (Nottely Dam Road)|
|Blairsville||114||183||US 19 / US 129 / SR 11 (Murphy Highway)|
|Towns||Young Harris||122||196||SR 66 west (Murphy Street)|
|||126||203||SR 17 south / SR 515 north, North Carolina||Western end of SR 17 concurrency; eastern end of SR 515 concurrency|
|||128||206||SR 288 east (Sunnyside Road)|
|Hiawassee||130||210||SR 75 north (Bell Creek Road)||Western end of SR 75 concurrency|
|Macedonia||133||214||SR 288 west (Sunnyside Road)|
|133||214||SR 17 south / SR 75 south (Unicoi Turnpike)||Eastern end of SR 17/SR 75 concurrency|
|Rabun||||146||235||SR 197 south|
|Clayton||157||253||US 23 / US 441 / SR 15 north||Western end of US 23/441/SR 15 concurrency|
|US 23 / US 441 / SR 15 south||Eastern end of US 23/441/SR 15 concurrency|
|Chattooga River||165||266||Georgia–South Carolina state line, SR 2 ends|
|Oconee||||US 76 east (Lookout Mountain Scenic Highway) – Westminster||Eastern end of US 76 concurrency; US 76 continues into South Carolina.|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Google (April 23, 2012). "Route of State Route 2" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved April 23, 2012.
- Cohutta–Chattahoochee Scenic Byway (PDF) (Map). Georgia Department of Transportation Office of Planning. Retrieved August 13, 2015.
- Google (April 22, 2012). "Map of Clayton, Georgia with the route of State Route 2 overlaid" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved April 22, 2012.
- National Highway System: (Draft) Georgia (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. November 15, 2013. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
- Google (January 3, 2014). "Former route of SR 2" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
- "A. CHARLES SOULE BRIDGE— DESIGNATED." (PDF). ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS. Georgia General Assembly. Retrieved June 24, 2014.