Georgia State Route 242

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State Route 242 marker

State Route 242
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 25.0 mi[3] (40.2 km)
Existed: 1946[1][2] – present
Major junctions
West end: SR 24 in Sandersville
  SR 231 in Riddleville
East end: US 221 / US 319 / SR 78 / SR 171 in Bartow
Location
Counties: Washington, Jefferson
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 241 SR 243

State Route 242 (SR 242) is a west-east state highway located in the central part of the U.S. state of Georgia. It runs for approximately 25 miles (40 km) through portions of Washington and Jefferson counties.

Route description[edit]

SR 242 begins at an intersection with SR 24 (Fall Line Freeway) in Sandersville in Washington County. The route makes an quick turn towards downtown Sandersville as SR 242 Spur continues straight. The route turns south onto SR 15 in the center of the city. After a 0.6-mile-long (0.97 km) concurrency with SR 15, SR 242 turns east at Riddleville Road. This intersection was its original terminus until the Fall Line Freeway was completed.[citation needed] The route heads out of the city in a southeast direction. Just before leaving Sandersville, it crosses a Sandersville Railroad line. Farther to the southeast, it crosses a Central of Georgia Railway line. The road passes Jackson Cemetery before reaching Riddleville. In Riddleville, it intersects SR 231 (Harrison-Riddleville Road to the south and Riddleville-Davisboro Road to the north). After leaving town, SR 242 continues to the southeast, and gradually curves to the east and crosses into Jefferson County. It continues to the east to meet its eastern terminus, an intersection U.S. Route 221 (US 221)/US 319/SR 78/SR 171 in Bartow.[3]

The only portion of SR 242 part of the National Highway System is along its concurrency with SR 15 in Sandersville.[4]

History[edit]

SR 242 was established in 1946 along the same alignment as it runs today.[1][2] In 1950, the section from the western terminus to a point just over halfway to Ridleville was paved.[5][6] In 1953, the entire length of the highway was paved.[7][8]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[3] km Destinations Notes
Washington 0.0 0.0 SR 24 (Fall Line Freeway) – Wrightsville, Sparta
0.1 0.16 SR 242 Spur south Northern terminus of SR 242 Spur
Sandersville 2.9 4.7 SR 15 north (South Harris Street) / East Church Street – Sparta Western end of SR 15 concurrency
3.5 5.6 SR 15 south (South Harris Street) – Tennille Eastern end of SR 15 concurrency
Riddleville 13.0 20.9 SR 231 (Harrison-Riddleville Road, Riddleville-Davisboro Road) – Harrison, Davisboro
Jefferson Bartow 25.0 40.2 US 221 / US 319 / SR 78 / SR 171 – Wrightsville, Louisville, Wadley
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

SR 242 Spur[edit]

State Route 242 Spur
Location: Sandersville
Length: 2.5 mi[9] (4.0 km)

State Route 242 Spur (Spur 242) is a two-and-a-half-mile-long (4.0 km) special route of SR 242 west of Sandersville. It begins at an intersection with Kaolin Road and South Saffold Road near Kaolin Field, an airport serving the city, and an industrial factory. The road heads northwest through a forested area intersecting no paved roads until it curves to the north to end at SR 242, only one-tenth mile (0.16 km) from the latter's terminus at SR 24. The road is signed north-south and has a speed limit of 45 miles per hour (70 km/h).[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Georgia State Highway System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by GSHD. Georgia State Highway Department. January 1, 1945. Retrieved February 25, 2013. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b Georgia State Highway System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by GSHD. Georgia State Highway Department. November 7, 1946. Retrieved February 25, 2013. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b c Google (February 15, 2017). "Route of SR 242" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 15, 2017. 
  4. ^ "National Highway System: Georgia" (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. May 8, 2009. Retrieved February 15, 2017. 
  5. ^ Georgia State Highway System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by GSHD. Georgia State Highway Department. April 1, 1949. Retrieved February 25, 2013. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Georgia State Highway System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by GSHD. Georgia State Highway Department. August 1, 1950. Retrieved February 25, 2013. [permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Georgia State Highway System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by GSHD. Georgia State Highway Department. January 1, 1952. Retrieved February 25, 2013. [permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Georgia State Highway System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by GSHD. Georgia State Highway Department. September 1, 1953. Retrieved February 25, 2013. [permanent dead link]
  9. ^ a b Google (February 15, 2017). "Route of SR 242 Spur" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 15, 2017. 

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