South Carolina Highway 27

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South Carolina Highway 27 marker

South Carolina Highway 27
Route information
Maintained by SCDOT
Length19.3 mi[1] (31.1 km)
Existed1931–present
Major junctions
South end SC 61 in Givhans
 
North end US 176 near Holly Hill
Location
CountiesDorchester, Berkeley
Highway system
I-26SC 28

South Carolina Highway 27 (SC 27) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of South Carolina. It serves to connect the town of Ridgeville with nearby highways.

Route description[edit]

SC 27 is a two-lane rural highway that connect the town of Ridgeville south to the unincorporated community of Givhans to its south and highways U.S. Route 78 (US 78), Interstate 26 (I-26), and US 176 to its north. The predominant features along the route is farmland mixed with forest and swamps.

History[edit]

Established as the second SC 27 around 1931, it traversed from SC 65 (current SC 61) in Givhans, to US 78 east of Ridgeville. In 1940, it was rerouted north from Ridgeville to US 78 and then spur up to the Berkeley County line. In 1941 or 1942, SC 27 was extended north into Berkeley County to SC 31 (current US 176).[2][3]

The first SC 27 was an original state highway; established in 1922, it traversed from SC 21 in Trenton, south to Aiken, then east through Williston, Blackville, Denmark, Bamberg, and St. George before ending at SC 2. In 1927, US 78 was assigned on all of SC 27 east of Aiken. In 1928, all of SC 27 was decommissioned, SC 19 replaced the section between Aiken and Trenton.

Junction list[edit]

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
DorchesterGivhans0.00.0 SC 61 (Givhans Road) – Bamberg, CharlestonTo Givhans Ferry State Park
Ridgeville6.510.5 SC 173 east (School Street) – Summerville
7.912.7 US 78 east – SummervilleEast end of US 78 overlap
8.313.4 US 78 west – St. GeorgeWest end of US 78 overlap
Berkeley9.515.3 I-26 – Charleston, Columbia
19.531.4 US 176 (State Road) – Charleston, Holly Hill
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google (September 8, 2013). "South Carolina Highway 27" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved September 8, 2013.
  2. ^ General Highway Map, Dorchester County, South Carolina (PDF) (Map). Cartography by SCDOT. South Carolina Department of Transportation. 1945. Retrieved September 8, 2013.
  3. ^ General Highway Map, Berkeley County, South Carolina (PDF) (Map). Cartography by SCDOT. South Carolina Department of Transportation. 1943. Retrieved September 8, 2013.

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