South Carolina Highway 49

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South Carolina Highway 49 marker

South Carolina Highway 49
Route information
Maintained by SCDOT
Length: 78.7 mi[1] (126.7 km)
Existed: 1937 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 221 in Watts Mills
  I-385 near Watts Millsl
I-26 near Cross Anchor
US 321 in York
North end: NC 49 in Lake Wylie
Location
Counties: Laurens, Spartanburg, Union, Chester, York
Highway system
SC 48 SC 51

South Carolina Highway 49 is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of South Carolina. It traverses north–south from Watts Mills to the North Carolina state line, in Lake Wylie.

Route description[edit]

SC 49 is part of a three-state highway 49, that totals 325 miles (523 km), from Watts Mills, South Carolina to Crewe, Virginia.[2]

History[edit]

Established in 1937 as a renumbering of SC 163; it ran from U.S. Route 321, in York, to the North Carolina state line, in Lake Wylie. In 1956, SC 49 was extended southwest to its current southern terminus at US 221, in Watts Mills; replacing SC 91 from York to Monarch, SC 92 from Monarch to Cross Anchor, and SC 30 from Cross Anchor to Watts Mills.[3]

In 1960 or 1961, SC 49 was rerouted from Lockhart to Mount Tabor. At an unknown date, SC 49 was rerouted north around downtown Union.[3]

One previous SC 49 existed from around 1927-1935, from Myrtle Beach to the North Carolina state line in Little River. In 1932, most of SC 49 north of Myrtle Beach was replaced by US 117; by 1935, the rest of SC 49 (and US 117) was replaced by US 17.[3]

Junction list[edit]

SC 49/55/274 in Lake Wylie.
County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Laurens Watts Mills 0 0.0 US 221 (Lucas Avenue) – Laurens, Woodruff Southern terminus
2.5 4.0 I-385 – Columbia, Greenville I-385 exit 5.
5 8.0 SC 308 – Clinton
Spartanburg 9 14 I-26 – Columbia, Spartanburg I-26 exit 44.
10 16 SC 92 – Enoree
Cross Anchor 12.5 20.1 SC 56 – Woodruff, Clinton
Union Union 28 45 US 176 east / SC 215 south (Duncan Bypass) – Whitmire South end of US 176 and SC 215 overlap
29 47 US 176 west / SC 215 north (Duncan Bypass) – Spartanburg North end of US 176 and SC 215 overlap
30 48 SC 18 (Thompson Boulevard) – Jonesville, Union
39 63 SC 105 north (Mount Tabor Church Road)
Lockhart 41 66 SC 9 north (Jonesville-Lockhart Highway) – Jonesville North end of SC 9 overlap
Chester 42 68 SC 9 south (Pinckney Road) South end of SC 9 overlap
York Bullock Creek 47 76 SC 322 east (McConnells Highway) – McConnells
50 80 SC 97 – Hopewell
Sharon 55.5 89.3 SC 211 north (Hickory Grove Road) – Hickory Grove
York 61.5 99.0 US 321 – Gastonia
60 97
US 321 Bus. south (Congress Street) – Chester
South end of US 321 Business overlap
62.5 100.6
SC 5 Bus. / SC 161 Bus. (Liberty Street)
63 101
US 321 Bus. north (Kings Mountain Street) – Gastonia
North end of US 321 Business overlap
64 103 SC 5 / SC 161 – Rock Hill, Blacksburg
73.5 118.3 SC 274 east (Hands Mill Highway) – Rock Hill South end of SC 274 overlap
73.7 118.6 SC 55 west – Clover
Lake Wylie 76 122 SC 274 west / SC 557 south – Clover, Gastonia North end of SC 274 overlap
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google (2011-07-04). "SC 49" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-07-04. 
  2. ^ Google (2011-07-04). "SC,NC,VA 49" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-07-04. 
  3. ^ a b c "Mapmikey's South Carolina Highways Page". Retrieved 2011-07-04. 

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