Georgia State Route 66

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State Route 66 marker

State Route 66
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 4.8 mi[1] (7.7 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 76 / SR 2 / SR 515 in Young Harris
North end: Young Harris Road at the North Carolina state line
Location
Counties: Towns
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 65 SR 67


State Route 66 (SR 66) is a 4.8-mile-long (7.7 km) state highway that is located completely within Towns County in the extreme northeastern part of the U.S. state of Georgia.

Route description[edit]

SR 66 begins at an intersection with US 76/SR 2/SR 515 in Young Harris. It heads northwest to the North Carolina state line. The roadway continues as Young Harris Road to the unincorporated community of Warne, North Carolina.[1]

History[edit]

SR 66 originally existed in two sections north and south of the state's highest peak, Brasstown Bald. The southern route provided access to the top of the mountain, while the northern portion was only accessible by a long-closed wagon road built in the 1950s. A projected highway was planned to replace the wagon road, but the project was canceled in 1982 when the area around it was designated a wilderness area. When the southern completion of SR 66 was canceled, SR 180 was extended along the connecting part and the remainder became SR 180 Spur. The former wagon road is still in use as Wagon Train Trail.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Towns County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Young Harris 0.0 0.0 US 76 / SR 2 / SR 515 (Main Street)
3.6 5.8 SR 339 east (Crooked Creek Road) Western terminus of SR 339
4.8 7.7 Young Harris Road – Warne Continuation beyond North Carolina state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Google (June 15, 2013). "Route of SR 66" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 15, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

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