Georgia State Route 43

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State Route 43 marker

State Route 43
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length25.7 mi[3] (41.4 km)
Existed1941[1][2]–present
Major junctions
South end US 78 / SR 10 / SR 17 north of Thomson
  US 378 / SR 47 / SR 79 in Lincolnton
North end US 378 at the South Carolina state line southwest of McCormick
Location
CountiesMcDuffie, Lincoln
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 42SR 44

State Route 43 (SR 43) is a 25.7-mile-long (41.4 km) state highway that travels southwest-to-northeast through portions of McDuffie and Lincoln counties in the east-central part of the U.S. state of Georgia. The highway connects the northern part of the Thomson area to the South Carolina state line, via Lincolnton.

Route description[edit]

SR 43 beings at an intersection with US 78/SR 10/SR 17 (Washington Road) north of Thomson in McDuffie County. It heads north-northeast, crossing over the Little River on the Raysville Bridge. On this bridge, it crosses into Lincoln County just east of the meeting point of McDuffie, Wilkes, and Lincoln counties. It continues to the north-northeast, and intersects SR 220 in the southern portion of the county, just south-southwest of Loco. It continues its routing and curves to the northwest into Lincolnton. In the city, SR 43 intersects SR 47 (Elm Avenue). The two highways travel concurrently for about 600 feet (180 m) to the west. Farther to the west, they meet US 378. At this intersection, SR 43 and SR 47 diverge; SR 43 travels concurrently with US 378 eastbound, and SR 47 travels concurrently with US 378 westbound. US 378/SR 43 remain concurrent to the South Carolina state line, where SR 43 meets its northern terminus and US 378 continues to McCormick, South Carolina.

History[edit]

The highway that would eventually become SR 43 was established between 1930 and 1932 as SR 70 from Lincolnton to the South Carolina state line. At this time, the highway was under construction.[4][5] In early 1934, SR 70 was extended south-southwest to US 78/SR 10/SR 17 north-northwest of Thomson.[6][7] By the end of 1937, the segment of SR 70 from Lincolnton to the South Carolina state line had a "sand clay or top soil" surface.[8][9] In 1938, a small portion of the highway southwest of Lincolnton had a "completed hard surface".[9][10] Late in 1941, all of SR 70 was redesignated as SR 43.[1][2] The next year, the segment northeast of Lincolnton had a completed hard surface.[2][11] Between 1946 and 1948, the segment from the southern terminus to a point southwest of Lincolnton had a "sand clay, top soil, or stabilized earth" surface.[12][13] About five years later, the segment southwest of Lincolnton was shifted eastward. The highway now entered Lincolnton from the south, as it does today. The old path was redesignated as part of SR 220. The new path of the highway, from the Little River crossing to Lincolnton was hard surfaced.[14][15] The next year, the segment from the southern terminus to the Little River crossing was hard surfaced.[15][16]

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmi[3]kmDestinationsNotes
McDuffie0.00.0 US 78 / SR 10 / SR 17 (Washington Road)Southern terminus
Little River7.411.9Raysville Bridge; McDuffie–Lincoln county line
Lincoln12.820.6 SR 220 – Washington, Woodlawn
Lincolnton18.229.3 SR 47 south (Elm Street) / South Peachtree Street north – AugustaSouthern end of SR 47 concurrency; southern terminus of South Peachtree Street
18.429.6 US 378 west / SR 47 north (South Washington Street) / Elam Avenue westNorthern end of SR 47 concurrency; southern end of US 378 concurrency; eastern terminus of Elam Avenue
19.531.4 SR 79 north (Goshen Street) – Elberton, Curry Colvin Recreational ComplexSouthern terminus of SR 79
Wright's Crossing SR 43 Conn. east – Appling, Augusta, Lincoln County Business ParkWestern terminus of SR 43 Conn.
22.936.9Clarks Hill Lake
24.339.1 SR 220 south – KennaNorthern terminus of SR 220
25.741.4 US 378 east – McCormickContinuation beyond South Carolina state line at the Savannah River; northern end of US 378 concurrency
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Special routes[edit]

Lincolnton bypass route[edit]

State Route 43 Bypass
LocationLincolnton
Existed1970[19][20]–2015[17][18]

State Route 43 Bypass (SR 43 Byp.) was a bypass route of SR 43 in the city of Lincolnton. It started at an intersection with SR 43 and SR 47. It curved to the north-northwest and reached its northern terminus, an intersection with US 378/SR 43.

Between 1963 and 1966, SR 43 Spur was designated on this same path.[21][22] In 1970, SR 43 Spur was redesignated as SR 43 Byp.[19][20] In 2015, SR 43 Byp. was decommissioned.[17][18]

Lincolnton connector route[edit]

State Route 43 Connector
LocationLincolnton
Length1.9 mi[23] (3.1 km)
Existed1999[24][25]

State Route 43 Connector (SR 43 Conn.) is a 1.9-mile-long (3.1 km) connector route of SR 43 just to the east of the city limits of Lincolnton. It is known as Old Petersburg Road for its entire length. It begins at an intersection with SR 47 east of the city. It travels to the northwest and meets its northern terminus, an intersection with US 378/SR 43 northeast of the city, in a place known as Wright's Crossing. It was built in 1999.[24][25]

The entire route is in Lincoln County.

Locationmi[23]kmDestinationsNotes
0.00.0 SR 47 (Augusta Highway) – Appling, Augusta, LincolntonSouthern terminus
Wright's Crossing1.93.1 US 378 / SR 43 – Lincolnton, McCormick S.C., Elijah Clark State ParkNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Lincolnton spur route[edit]

State Route 43 Spur
LocationLincolnton
Existed1966[21][22]–1970[19][20]

State Route 43 Spur (SR 43 Spur) was a spur route of SR 43 that existed in Lincolnton. Between 1963 and 1966, SR 43 Spur was established from an intersection with SR 43 and SR 47 and curved to the north-northwest. It then met its northern terminus, an intersection with US 378/SR 43.[21][22] In 1970, it was redesignated as SR 43 Byp.[19][20]

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 19, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c 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 19, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Google (August 2, 2013). "Overview map of SR 43" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 2, 2013.
  4. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (November 1930). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  5. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (November 1932). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  6. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (February 1934). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  7. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (March 1934). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  8. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (October 1, 1937). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  9. ^ a b Georgia State Highway Board (January 1, 1938). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  10. ^ 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 March 19, 2017.
  11. ^ 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 March 19, 2017.
  12. ^ 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 19, 2017. (Corrected to November 7, 1946.)
  13. ^ 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 19, 2017. (Corrected to February 28, 1948.)
  14. ^ 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 19, 2017. (Corrected to January 1, 1953.)
  15. ^ a b State Highway Department of Georgia (1953). State Highway System and Other Principal Connecting Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved March 19, 2017. (Corrected to September 1, 1953.)
  16. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (1954). State Highway System and Other Principal Connecting Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved March 19, 2017. (Corrected to June 1, 1954.)
  17. ^ a b Georgia Department of Transportation (2015). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (2015–2016 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  18. ^ a b Georgia Department of Transportation (2016). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (Centennial ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  19. ^ a b c d State Highway Department of Georgia (January 1970). Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  20. ^ a b c d State Highway Department of Georgia (January 1971). Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  21. ^ a b c 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 March 22, 2017. (Corrected to June 1, 1963.)
  22. ^ a b c State Highway Department of Georgia (January 1966). Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  23. ^ a b Google (October 10, 2019). "Overview map of SR 43 Conn." (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved October 10, 2019.
  24. ^ a b Georgia Department of Transportation (1999). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (1999–2000 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  25. ^ a b Georgia Department of Transportation (2000). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (2000–2001 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved March 22, 2017.

External links[edit]

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