Georgia State Route 300

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State Route 300 marker

State Route 300
Georgia-Florida Parkway
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 107.0 mi[3] (172.2 km)
Existed: 1983[1][2] – present
Major junctions
South end: US 19 / SR 3 / SR 57 at Florida state line south-southeast of Thomasville
 
North end: I‑75 in Cordele
Location
Counties: Thomas, Mitchell, Dougherty, Worth, Crisp
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 299 US 301
SR 411 Georgia 412.svg SR 413

State Route 300 (SR 300, also called the Georgia–Florida Parkway), is a 107-mile-long (172 km) state highway in the southern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. Its southern terminus is at the Florida state line south-southeast of Thomasville, where the roadway continues as US 19/SR 57. This is also the southern terminus of SR 3, with which US 19 and SR 300 travel concurrently through the southern part of the state. Its northern terminus is at Interstate 75 (I-75) in Cordele.

This is the second state route in Georgia to carry the SR 300 designation. The earlier one, in a different part of the state, was much shorter, traveling from Monticello to a point 20.3 miles (32.7 km) northeast of Monticello (and about 6 miles (9.7 km) north of Eatonton), and existed from the 1960s[4][5] to the 1980s.[1][2]

Route description[edit]

Florida to Albany[edit]

SR 300 begins at the Florida state line, where it is concurrent with US 19 and unsigned SR 57. On the Florida side of the state line, US 19 is known as the Florida–Georgia Parkway. At the state line, SR 57 ends, and SR 3 and SR 300 begin. US 19/SR 3/SR 300 head northwest until they enter Thomasville. In the city, they intersect US 84/SR 38, which head east to Valdosta. Here, they join the conurrency. Also, this intersection marks the eastern terminus of US 84 Business/SR 38 Business. Farther to the northwest, the five routes intersect US 319/SR 35, where US 84/SR 38 depart to the west, along with SR 3 Alternate. In Meigs, SR 111 intersects the concurrency, along with the northern terminus of SR 3 Alternate. In Camilla, the highways have intersections with SR 37 and SR 112, and curve to make a slight jog to the northeast until they reach Albany.

Albany to Cordele[edit]

Most of the route of SR 300 in Albany is on the Liberty Expressway, a freeway-grade bypass of the city's downtown to the northeast. In the southeastern part of the city is an intersection with SR 133, which joins the concurrency, and the eastern terminus of SR 234. Nearly 2 miles (3.2 km) later, the concurrency intersects US 19 Business/US 82 Business/SR 520 Business, where US 19 Business has its southern terminus. Slightly later is US 82/SR 520. They join the US 19/SR 3/SR 133 concurrency, while US 82/SR 300/SR 520 head east for just over 1.5 miles (2.4 km), where SR 300 splits off to the northeast. It travels through rural areas until it reaches the Cordele area. Just before entering Cordele proper is SR 300 Connector and US 41/SR 7. Upon entering Cordele, the route meets its northern terminus, an interchange with I-75.[3]

History[edit]

1920s[edit]

The roadway that would eventually become the current SR 300 was established in 1920 as SR 3 from Thomasville to Albany, via Camilla.[6][7] By October 1926, nearly all of the aforementioned route was paved.[7][8] By October 1929, SR 3 was extended southwest to where US 319 currently crosses the state line. US 19 was designated along this route to Thomasville, and then its current route from Thomasville to Albany. SR 35 was designated along a portion of highway that is the current route of US 19 from the Florida state line to Thomasville.[8][9]

1930s[edit]

By 1935, nearly all of the northern half of the section of SR 35 between the Florida state line and Thomasville was paved.[10][11] Prior to the beginning of 1936, nearly all of that section of SR 35 was paved.[12][13] By July, the rest of that section was paved.[13][14] In March 1937, the section of SR 300 that currently travels from Albany to Cordele was established as a northern extension of SR 133.[15][16] By October the routings of the portions of US 19 southwest of Thomasville was shifted to its current routing, while SR 3 stayed on its original routing.[17][18] The following August, a small portion of SR 133 southwest of Cordele was paved.[19][20]

1940s[edit]

By 1944, a very brief section of SR 133 northeast of Albany was paved.[21][22] In early 1946, approximately half of the length of SR 133 between Warwick and Cordele was paved.[23][24] In early 1948, all of SR 133 was redesignated as SR 257. The section of SR 257 from Albany to the intersection with SR 32 and the section from Lake Blackshear to Cordele were paved.[24][25] In 1950, nearly all of SR 257 was paved.[26][27]

1950s to 1980s[edit]

By 1952, the entire roadway that would eventually become SR 300 was paved.[27][28] In early 1982, the Georgia–Florida Parkway was approved to be designated along the entire stretch of what is now SR 300.[29] By the next year, all of SR 257 was redesignated as SR 300 and the designation was applied to the rest of its current route.[1][2] Later that year, the routings of SR 3 and SR 35 south of Thomasville were swapped.[2][30]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[3] km Destinations Notes
Thomas 0.0 0.0 US 19 south (SR 57) Southern terminus of SR 3/SR 300; continuation into Florida
Thomasville 12.3 19.8 US 84 Bus. west / SR 38 Bus. west (Smith Avenue) / US 84 east / SR 38 east Eastern terminus of US 84 Bus./SR 38 Bus.; southern end of US 84/SR 38 concurrency
13.7 22.0 SR 122 east (Pavo Road) – Pavo Western terminus of SR 122
14.2 22.9 SR 35 Conn. north (Moultrie Road) – Moultrie Former northern terminus of US 319 Bus.
15.3 24.6 US 84 west / US 319 / SR 3 Alt. north / SR 35 / SR 38 west (Thomasville Bypass) Northern end of US 84/SR 38 concurrency; southern end of SR 3 Alt. concurrency
17.7 28.5 SR 202 north Southern terminus of SR 202
Ochlocknee 24.0 38.6 SR 188 (Willow Street) – Cairo, Coolidge
31.4 50.5 SR 3 Alt. south / SR 111 (East Depot Street) Northern terminus of SR 3 Alt. concurrency
Mitchell Pelham 36.9 59.4 SR 93 (Cotton Road NE) – Cairo, Sale City
Camilla 45.0 72.4 SR 37 (East Broad Street) – Newton, Moultrie
45.1 72.6 SR 112 (East Oakland Avenue) – Cairo, Moultrie
Baconton 55.8 89.8 SR 93 south – Sale City Northern terminus of SR 93
Dougherty Albany 67.5 108.6 SR 133 south / SR 234 west (Moultrie Road) – Moultrie Southern end of SR 133 concurrency; eastern terminus of SR 234
69.4 111.7 US 19 Bus. north / US 82 Bus. / SR 520 Bus. (East Oglethorpe Boulevard) Southern terminus of US 19 Bus.
70.1 112.8 US 19 north / US 82 west / SR 3 north / SR 133 north / SR 520 west (Liberty Expressway) Northern end of US 19/SR 3 and SR 133 concurrencies; southern end of US 82/SR 520 concurrency
71.8 115.6 US 82 east / SR 520 east (Clark Avenue) Northern end of US 82/SR 520 concurrency
Worth 84.3 135.7 SR 32 – Leesburg, Ashburn
Warwick 92.7 149.2 SR 313 south (Main Street NW) – Sylvester Northern terminus of SR 313
Crisp 101 163 SR 300 Conn. north (Old Albany Highway) – Cordele Southern terminus of SR 300 Conn.
105 169 US 41 / SR 7
Cordele 106 171 I‑75 (SR 401) to US 280 – Valdosta, Macon Northern terminus; I-75 exit 99
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Cordele connector route[edit]

State Route 300 Connector
Location: Southwest of Cordele
Length: 3.4 mi[31] (5.5 km)

State Route 300 Connector (SR 300 Conn.) is a 3.4-mile-long (5.5 km) connector route of the SR 300 mainline that exists entirely within Crisp County. It follows Old Albany Highway from an intersection with SR 300 southwest of Cordele and travels northeast until it meets its northern terminus, an intersection with US 280/SR 30 west of the city.[31]

The entire route is in Crisp County.

Location mi[31] km Destinations Notes
0.0 0.0 SR 300 – Albany, Cordele Southern terminus
3.4 5.5 US 280 / SR 30 Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Georgia Department of Transportation (1982). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d Georgia Department of Transportation (1983). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (1983–84 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Google (April 8, 2017). "Overview map of SR 300" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved April 8, 2017. 
  4. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (1957). State Highway System and Other Principal Connection Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved June 8, 2013.  (Corrected to July 1, 1957.)
  5. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (1960). State Highway System and Other Principal Connection Roads (PDF) (Map) (1960–61 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved June 8, 2013.  (Corrected to June 1, 1960.)
  6. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (1920). System of State Aid Roads as Approved Representing 4800 Miles of State Aid Roads Outside the Limits of the Incorporated Towns (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b State Highway Department of Georgia (1921). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b State Highway Department of Georgia (October 1926). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  9. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (October 1929). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  10. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (October 1, 1934). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  11. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (January 1, 1935). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  12. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (October 1, 1935). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  13. ^ a b State Highway Department of Georgia (January 1, 1936). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  14. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (July 1, 1936). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  15. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (January 1, 1937). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  16. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (April 1, 1937). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  17. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (July 1, 1937). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  18. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (October 1, 1937). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  19. ^ Georgia State Highway Board (August 1, 1938). State Highway System of Georgia (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2016. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  20. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (September 1, 1938). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  21. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (January 1, 1943). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  22. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (January 1, 1944). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  23. ^ 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 June 8, 2013. 
  24. ^ 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 June 8, 2013.  (Corrected to November 7, 1946.)
  25. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (1948). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved June 8, 2013.  (Corrected to February 28, 1948.)
  26. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (1949). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved June 8, 2013.  (Corrected to April 1, 1949.)
  27. ^ a b State Highway Department of Georgia (1950). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved June 8, 2013.  (Corrected to August 1, 1950.)
  28. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (1952). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved June 8, 2013.  (Corrected to January 1, 1952.)
  29. ^ "Georgia-Florida Parkway — Designated" (PDF). General Assembly of the State of Georgia. April 14, 1982. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  30. ^ Georgia Department of Transportation (1984). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (1984–85 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  31. ^ a b c Google (August 10, 2013). "Overview map of SR 300 Conn." (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 10, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

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