Georgia State Route 201

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State Route 201 marker

State Route 201
SR 201 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 20.9 mi[3] (33.6 km)
Existed: 1941[1][2] – present
Major junctions
South end: SR 136 in Villanow
  US 41 / US 76 / SR 3 from northwest of Rocky FaceTunnel Hill
I‑75 northeast of Tunnel Hill
North end: SR 2 in Varnell
Location
Counties: Walker, Whitfield
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 200 SR 202

State Route 201 (SR 201) is a 20.9-mile-long (33.6 km) state highway in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. It travels from Villanow, in Walker County northeast to Varnell, in Whitfield County.

Route description[edit]

SR 201 in Villanow, Georgia

SR 201 begins at an intersection with SR 136 in Villanow. It heads north-northeast, through portions of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, until it enters Whitfield County. The highway continues to the north-northeast, and travels through the unincorporated community of Mt. Vernon. Shortly afterward, SR 201 travels past the western edge of Rocky Face. There, it intersects US 41/US 76/SR 3 (Chattanooga Road), and the four highways travel concurrently north to Tunnel Hill, where SR 201 departs to the northeast, while US 41/US 76/SR 3 continue on Chattanooga Road. Just past the northeastern edge of Tunnel Hill is an interchange with Interstate 75 (I-75; Larry McDonald Memorial Highway). SR 201 continues heading northeast until it meets its northern terminus, an intersection with SR 2 in Varnell.[3]

SR 201 is not part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.[4]

History[edit]

The roadway that would eventually become SR 201 was established between 1926 and the end of 1929 as part of SR 2, but on a slightly different path, from Villanow to Dalton.[5][6] The next year, this segment's northern end was shifted to the northwest to travel from Villanow to US 41/SR 3 in Tunnel Hill. Its southern part was under construction.[7][8] By the end of 1931, the southern part had completed grading, but no surface course, while the northern part was under construction.[8][9] In February 1932, the southern end was shifted slightly to the west.[10][11] In July of the next year, this entire segment of SR 2 had a "sand clay or top soil" surface.[12][13] Around the middle of 1934, the entire segment had a "completed semi hard surface".[14][15] At the beginning of 1940, SR 158 was established from US 41/SR 3 in Tunnel Hill to SR 71 in Varnell.[16][17] Later that year, the Whitfield County portion of the Villanow–Tunnel Hill segment of SR 2 had a "completed hard surface".[17][18] At the end of 1941, the entire length of SR 158 was redesignated as part of SR 201.[1][2] By the end of 1946, SR 2 in Tunnel Hill was shifted back to Dalton, with the entire segment from Villanow to Dalton hard surfaced.[19][20] By the beginning of 1948, all of SR 201 at the time, except for its northern terminus, had a "sand clay, top soil, or stabilized earth" surface. Its northern terminus was hard surfaced.[20][21] The next year, SR 2 was shifted north. Its segment northeast of Villanow was redesignated as a southern extension of SR 201. The highway's northern segment was replaced by SR 2's new routing, thereby truncationg it to the western part of Varnell.[21][22] In 1953, the segment from Tunnel Hill–Varnell was hard surfaced.[23][24]

Major junctions[edit]

County Location mi[3] km Destinations Notes
Walker Villanow 0.0 0.0 SR 136 – LaFayette, Calhoun Southern terminus; formerly SR 2 and then SR 143
Whitfield 11.3 18.2 US 41 south / US 76 east / SR 3 south (Chattanooga Road) Southern end of US 41/US 76/SR 3 concurrency
Tunnel Hill 14.0 22.5 US 41 north / US 76 west / SR 3 north (Chattanooga Road) – Ringgold Northern end of US 41/US 76/SR 3 concurrency
16.2 26.1 I‑75 (Larry McDonald Memorial Highway / SR 401) – Atlanta, Chattanooga I-75 exit 341
Varnell 20.9 33.6 SR 2 (South Spring Street/Prater Mill Road NE) Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b State Highway Department of Georgia (July 1, 1941). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved March 28, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b State Highway Department of Georgia (January 1, 1942). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved March 28, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c Google (June 19, 2013). "Overview map of SR 201" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ "National Highway System: Georgia" (PDF). Federal Highway Administration. March 25, 2015. Retrieved March 28, 2017. 
  5. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (October 1926). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved March 28, 2017. 
  6. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (October 1929). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved March 28, 2017. 
  7. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (June 1930). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved March 28, 2017. 
  8. ^ a b State Highway Department of Georgia (November 1930). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved March 28, 2017. 
  9. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (January 1932). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved March 28, 2017. 
  10. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (February 1932). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved March 28, 2017. 
  11. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (March 1932). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved March 28, 2017. 
  12. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (July 1933). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved March 28, 2017. 
  13. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (August 1933). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved March 28, 2017. 
  14. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (April–May 1934). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved March 28, 2017. 
  15. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (October 1, 1934). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved March 28, 2017. 
  16. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (January 1, 1940). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved March 28, 2017. 
  17. ^ a b State Highway Department of Georgia (April 1, 1940). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved March 28, 2017. 
  18. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (October 1, 1940). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved March 28, 2017. 
  19. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (January 1, 1945). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved March 28, 2017. 
  20. ^ a b State Highway Department of Georgia (1946). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved March 28, 2017.  (Corrected to November 7, 1946.)
  21. ^ a b State Highway Department of Georgia (1948). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved March 28, 2017.  (Corrected to February 28, 1948.)
  22. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (1949). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved March 28, 2017.  (Corrected to April 1, 1949.)
  23. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (January 1, 1953). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved March 28, 2017.  (Corrected to January 1, 1953.)
  24. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (1953). State Highway System and Other Principal Connection Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved March 28, 2017.  (Corrected to September 1, 1953.)

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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