South Carolina Highway 65

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South Carolina Highway 65 marker
South Carolina Highway 65
Ocean Boulevard
Route information
Maintained by SCDOT
Length4.710 mi[1] (7.580 km)
Existed1960s[citation needed]–present
Major junctions
South end US 17 near Atlantic Beach
North end SC 9 in Cherry Grove Beach
Location
CountiesHorry
Highway system
SC 64 SC 66

South Carolina Highway 65 (also called Ocean Blvd, abbreviated SC 65) is a 4.710-mile (7.580 km) state highway in the U.S. state of South Carolina. It is the main thoroughfare through North Myrtle Beach. The highway is known for the origin of the official state dance, the Carolina shag.[citation needed]

Route description[edit]

SC 65 begins at U.S. Route 17 (US 17) in North Myrtle Beach, near Atlantic Beach. It travels southeast along 27th Avenue South, heading six blocks towards the shoreline before turning northeast at South Ocean Boulevard, paralleling the ocean and shoreline businesses for the next 3+12 miles (5.6 km), including an intersection with Main Street. At the intersection with South Carolina Highway 9, SC 65 ends within the community of Cherry Grove Beach.[2]

History[edit]

South Carolina Highway 69[edit]

South Carolina Highway 69 marker

South Carolina Highway 69

LocationAtlantic BeachCherry Grove Beach, South Carolina
Existed1977–1981

South Carolina Highway 69 (SC 69) was a state highway that was established in 1977 from U.S. Route 17 (US 17) in Atlantic Beach, up to Cherry Grove Beach, and then back to US 17. In 1981, it was decommissioned and redesignated as SC 65. Today, its northernmost portion is part of SC 9.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in North Myrtle Beach, Horry County.

mi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
0.0000.000 US 17 (North Kings Highway) – North Myrtle Beach, Myrtle BeachSouthern terminus
4.7107.580 SC 9 north (Sea Mountain Highway) / Ocean Boulevard – LorisNorthern terminus of SC 65; southern terminus of SC 9
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Highway Logmile Report". South Carolina Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 23, 2020.
  2. ^ Google (February 1, 2018). "Overview map of Highway 65" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 1, 2018.

External links[edit]

Route map:

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