Georgia State Route 75

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State Route 75 marker

State Route 75
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length33.4 mi[1] (53.8 km)
Major junctions
South end US 129 / SR 11 / SR 75 Alt. in Cleveland
  SR 17 southeast of Helen
US 76 / SR 2 in Macedonia
US 76 / SR 2 / SR 17 in Hiawassee
North end NC 175 at the North Carolina state line north of Hiawassee
Location
CountiesWhite, Towns
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
I-75US 76

State Route 75 (SR 75) is a 33.4-mile-long (53.8 km) state highway that runs south-to-north through portions of White and Towns counties in the northern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. It connects the towns of Cleveland and Hiawassee with Helen, Macedonia, and the North Carolina state line.

Route description[edit]

Georgia State Route 75 in Cleveland

SR 75 begins at an intersection with US 129/SR 11 (North Main Street) in Cleveland in White County. This intersection also marks the southern terminus of SR 75 Alternate, which runs concurrent with US 129/SR 11 to the northwest. SR 75 heads north-northeast, past White County Park, to an intersection with the northern terminus of SR 384. About 1.2 miles (1.9 km) later, the road crosses over the Chattahoochee River. Then, SR 17 (Unicoi Turnpike) begins a concurrency with it to the northwest. Immediately after is another crossing of the Chattahoochee River. In Helen, a Germany-themed town, they cross over the river again. They begin to parallel the river to the northwest. Just outside town, they meet the northern terminus of SR 75 Alternate and enter the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest. They head north and north-northeast on a curving fashion through the North Georgia mountains and cross into Towns County. They meet the eastern terminus of SR 180 and parallel the Hiawassee River for a while, before crossing over the river and heading to the north-northwest. They begin a concurrency with US 76/SR 2, just to the west of Macedonia. The four highways meet the eastern terminus of SR 288 and cross over a portion of Chatuge Lake. Then, they head northwest to the town of Hiawassee. In the northern part of town, SR 75 splits off to the northeast. It curves to the northwest, and circles back to the northwest, before leaving the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, heads west, and curves to the north. It heads due north before a gradual curve to the north-northeast, just before meeting its northern terminus, the North Carolina state line. Here, the roadway continues as North Carolina Highway 175.[1]

SR 75 is not part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.[2]

History[edit]

The original southern terminus was at Georgia State Route 254 near the Mossy Creek and Skitt Mountain Golf Courses. This segment ran northwest into US 129/SR 11 and multiplexed with those routes until it reached Helen Way. Today, the segment between SR 254 and US 129 is named "Old Highway 75 South."

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
WhiteCleveland0.00.0 US 129 / SR 11 / SR 75 Alt. north (North Main Street) – Blairsville, ClermontSouthern terminus of SR 75; southern terminus of SR 75 Alternate
5.48.7 SR 384 south (Duncan Bridge Road)Northern terminus of SR 384
6.810.9 SR 17 south (Unicoi Turnpike) – ClarkesvilleSouthern end of SR 17 concurrency
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest10.016.1 SR 75 Alt. south – ClevelandNorthern terminus of SR 75 Alternate
Towns20.432.8 SR 180 westEastern terminus of SR 180
26.743.0 US 76 east / SR 2 eastSouthern end of US 76/SR 2 concurrency
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest26.943.3 SR 288 west (Sunnyside Road)Eastern terminus of SR 288
Hiawassee29.948.1 US 76 west / SR 2 west / SR 17 north (North Main Street)Northern end of US 76/SR 2 & SR 17 concurrencies
North Carolina state line33.453.8 NC 175 northNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Special routes[edit]

Cleveland alternate[edit]

State Route 75 Alternate
LocationCleveland and rural White County
Length11.1 mi[3] (17.9 km)

State Route 75 Alternate (SR 75 Alternate) is an 11.1-mile-long (17.9 km) alternate route that exists entirely within the central part of White County.

It begins at an intersection with US 129/SR 11 (North Main Street), where they meet the southern terminus of the SR 75 mainline (Helen Highway) in Cleveland. US 129/SR 11/SR 75 Alternate head northwest and leave town. A little ways outside of town, SR 75 Alternate splits off to the north-northeast. Little over 1 mile (1.6 km) later, the road enters the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest. It intersects the eastern terminus of SR 348 (Richard B. Russell Scenic Highway). The road continues to the north-northeast and meets its northern terminus, an intersection with SR 17/SR 75 (Unicoi Turnpike), just northwest of Helen.[3]

SR 75 Alternate is not part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.[2]

The entire route is in White County.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
Cleveland0.00.0 US 129 south / SR 11 south (North Main Street) / SR 75 north (Helen Highway)Southern terminus of SR 75 Alternate; southern end of US 129/SR 11 concurrency; southern terminus of SR 75
3.04.8 US 129 north / SR 11 northNorthern end of US 129/SR 11 concurrency
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest8.814.2 SR 348 west (Richard B. Russell Scenic Highway)Eastern terminus of SR 348
11.117.9 SR 17 / SR 75 (Unicoi Turnpike)Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Cleveland spur[edit]

State Route 75 Spur
LocationCleveland
Length0.70 mi[4] (1.1 km)

State Route 75 Spur (SR 75 Spur) is the currently unmarked Naccoochee Road and Old Nacoochee Road just south of SR 75's intersection US 129/SR 11.

The entire route is in Cleveland, White County.

mi[4]kmDestinationsNotes
0.00.0 US 129 / SR 11 (North Main Street) – Gainesville, BlairsvilleSouthern terminus
0.71.1 SR 75 (Helen Highway) – HelenNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Google (July 27, 2013). "Route of SR 75" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 27, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "National Highway System: Georgia" (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. October 1, 2012. Retrieved July 27, 2013.
  3. ^ a b Google (July 27, 2013). "Route of SR 75 Alternate" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 27, 2013.
  4. ^ a b Google (March 4, 2017). "Overview map of SR 75 Spur" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 4, 2017.

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