Georgia State Route 240

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State Route 240 marker

State Route 240
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length37.6 mi[3] (60.5 km)
Existed1946[1][2]–present
Major junctions
South end SR 26 in Fountainville
  US 19 / SR 3 in Murrays Crossroads
North end SR 96 / SR 540 in Geneva
Location
CountiesMacon, Schley, Marion, Talbot
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 237SR 241

State Route 240 (SR 240) is a 37.6-mile-long (60.5 km) southeast-northwest state highway located in the west-central part of the U.S. state of Georgia. It travels through portions of Macon, Schley, Marion, and Talbot counties.

Route description[edit]

SR 240 begins at an intersection with SR 26 in Fountainville, which is west-southwest of Oglethorpe, in Macon County. The route runs north, and then curves to the west, through rural portions of the county. It enters Schley County, where it intersects US 19/SR 3 in the community of Murrays Crossroads. It then curves to the northwest, and enters Marion County. SR 240 intersects SR 137 in Tazewell. The route then curves to the northeast to an intersection with the southern terminus of its special route, SR 240 Connector. A short distance later, the route meets SR 127 in the unincorporated community of Five Points. It then heads north and gradually curves to the northwest until it enters Talbot County and meets its northern terminus, an intersection with SR 96/SR 540 in Geneva.[3]

No section of SR 240 is part of the National Highway System.[4]

History[edit]

SR 240 was established in 1946 along an alignment from Fountainville to Tazewell.[1][2] By 1960, the section from the Macon-Schley County line to Tazewell was paved.[5][6] By 1963, the remainder of the original segment of the road, Fountainville to the Macon-Schley County line, was paved. Also, it was extended, and paved, all the way to Geneva.[7][8]

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmi[3]kmDestinationsNotes
MaconFountainville0.00.0 SR 26 – Ellaville, OglethorpeSouthern terminus
SchleyMurrays Crossroads10.016.1 US 19 / SR 3 (North Broad Street) – Ellaville, Butler
MarionTazewell19.831.9 SR 137 east – ButlerSouthern end of SR 137 concurrency
19.932.0 SR 137 west (Dr. Deryl Hart Road) – Buena VistaNorthern end of SR 137 concurrency
23.738.1 SR 240 Conn. north (Ronnie Road) – MaukSouthern terminus of SR 240 Connector
Five Points25.541.0 SR 127
TalbotGeneva37.660.5 SR 96 / SR 540 – Columbus, Butler, MaconNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Marion County connector route[edit]

State Route 240 Connector
LocationRural Marion County
Length1.9 mi[9] (3.1 km)

State Route 240 Connector (SR 240 Connector) is a brief connector route that runs from its southern terminus at the SR 240 mainline, south of Five Points northward to SR 127 northeast of Five Points.

There is no section of SR 240 Connector that is included as a part of the National Highway System, a system of routes determined to be the most important for the nation's economy, mobility and defense.[4]

The entire route is in Marion County.

Locationmi[3]kmDestinationsNotes
0.00.0 SR 240 – Tazewell, GenevaSouthern terminus
1.93.1 SR 127 – Buena Vista, MaukNorthern 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 (January 1, 1945). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved February 25, 2013.
  2. ^ 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 February 25, 2013. (Corrected to November 7, 1946.)
  3. ^ a b c d Google (February 25, 2013). "Overview map of SR 240" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 25, 2013.
  4. ^ a b "National Highway System: Georgia" (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. May 8, 2009. Retrieved February 17, 2013.
  5. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (1957). State Highway System and Other Principal Connecting Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved February 25, 2013. (Corrected to July 1, 1957.)
  6. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (1960). State Highway System and Other Principal Connecting Roads (PDF) (Map) (1960–1961 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved February 25, 2013. (Corrected to June 1, 1960.)
  7. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (1960). State Highway System and Other Principal Connecting Roads (PDF) (Map) (1960–1961 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved February 16, 2013. (Corrected to June 1, 1960.)
  8. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (1963). State Highway System and Other Principal Connecting Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved February 16, 2013. (Corrected to June 1, 1963.)
  9. ^ Google (February 25, 2013). "Route of SR 240 Connector" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 25, 2013.

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