Georgia State Route 243

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State Route 243 marker

State Route 243
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 17.8 mi[3] (28.6 km)
Existed: 1946[1][2] – present
Major junctions
South end: SR 18 in Gordon
  SR 18 Spur in Gordon
US 441 / US 441 Bus. / SR 29 in Scottsboro
SR 49 in Milledgeville
North end: US 441 Bus. / SR 22 / SR 24 in Milledgeville
Location
Counties: Wilkinson, Baldwin
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 242 SR 244

State Route 243 (SR 243) is a south-north state highway located in the central part of the U.S. state of Georgia. It runs for approximately 17.8 miles (28.6 km) in Wilkinson and Baldwin counties.

Route description[edit]

SR 243 begins at an intersection with SR 18 (Gray Highway) in Gordon, which is in Wilkinson County. The route runs southeast, paralleling a brief section of SR 18, before curving to the east. Along its west-east section, it intersects SR 18 Spur (Main Street). It then curves to the northeast until it meets the Fall Line Freeway. SR 243 follows the Fall Line Freeway over Lake Tchukolaho, through the town of Ivey, past the Holiday Hills Country Club, to a point northeast of Ivey. After the highway separates from the Fall Line Freeway, it has a more northerly routing. Almost immediately, the route enters Baldwin County and crosses a Central of Georgia Railway line. SR 243 curves to the northeast until it reaches the unincorporated community of Scottsboro. There, it has an intersection with US 441/SR 29. After the intersection, SR 243 is concurrency with US 441 Business for the rest of its length. The route heads north through Hardwick, and crosses over Fishing Creek into Milledgeville. US 441 Business/SR 243 travel north into downtown Milledgeville, along South Wayne Street. They turn left on West Franklin Street, pass Memory Hill Cemetery, and then turn right on South Clark Street before intersecting SR 49 (West Hancock Street). Just after this intersection, the two routes pass along the southwestern edge of Georgia College, and intersect SR 22/SR 24 (West Montgomery Street). Here, SR 243 meets its northern terminus, while US 441 Business continues north.[3]

The only sections of SR 243 that are part of the National Highway System, a system of routes determined to be the most important for the nation's economy, mobility and defense, are the section that runs along the Fall Line Freeway and the section that is concurrent with US 441 Business.[4]

History[edit]

SR 243 was established in 1946 along an alignment from Gordon to Scottsboro.[1][2] By 1952, the section from the southern terminus to about Ivey and a section just southwest of Scottsboro were paved.[5][6] In 1953, the entire route from Gordon to Scottsboro was paved.[6][7]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[3] km Destinations Notes
Wilkinson Gordon 0.0 0.0 SR 18 (Gray Highway) – Jeffersonville, Gray Southern terminus
0.7 1.1 SR 18 Spur south (North Main Street) Northern terminus of SR 18 Spur
Baldwin Scottsboro 13.0 20.9 US 441 / SR 29 (Milledgeville Road) / US 441 Bus. north – Irwinton, Eatonton Southern end of US 441 Business concurrency
Milledgeville 17.6 28.3 SR 49 (West Hancock Street) – Macon
17.8 28.6 US 441 Bus. south / SR 22 / SR 24 (West Montgomery Street) Northern terminus; northern end of US 441 Business concurrency; US 441 concurrency north continues along SR 22 west/SR 24 west.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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 24, 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 24, 2013. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b c Google (February 24, 2013). "Route of SR 243" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ "National Highway System: Georgia" (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. May 8, 2009. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ Georgia State Highway System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by GSHD. Georgia State Highway Department. August 1, 1950. Retrieved February 24, 2013. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ a b Georgia State Highway System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by GSHD. Georgia State Highway Department. January 1, 1952. Retrieved February 24, 2013. [permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Georgia State Highway System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by GSHD. Georgia State Highway Department. September 1, 1953. Retrieved February 24, 2013. [permanent dead link]

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