South Carolina Highway 70

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South Carolina Highway 70 marker

South Carolina Highway 70
Route information
Maintained by SCDOT
Length29.5 mi[1] (47.5 km)
Existed1938–present
Major junctions
West end US 278 / SC 64 in Barnwell
 
East end US 301 / US 601 near Cordova
Location
CountiesBarnwell, Bamberg, Orangeburg
Highway system
SC 68SC 71

South Carolina Highway 70 (SC 70) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of South Carolina. It connects the cities of Barnwell and Denmark with Orangeburg via U.S. Route 301 (US 301) and US 601.

Route description[edit]

History[edit]

It was established around 1938 as a new primary routing from SC 64 in Barnwell to SC 6 in Denmark. In 1940, SC 70 was extended in both directions: west in concurrency with SC 64 to the Salkehatchie River, and east on new primary routing to SC 332. In 1941 or 1942, SC 70 was extended southwest on new primary routing to SC 28, then in concurrency with it to Martin, where it went southeast as new routing to SC 631. This would be SC 70 longest length with it reaching over 42 miles (68 km) long.

In 1948, SC 70 was converted back to its original 1938 routing between Barnwell and Denmark; however a four-mile (6.4 km) section also existed between Martin and SC 37. All roads not in concurrency were reverted to secondary status.

Around 1952, the Martin to SC 37 piece of SC 70 was downgraded to secondary status, becoming Revolutionary Trail (S-3-47). Around 1958, SC 70 was re-extended east of Denmark to its current eastern terminus with US 301/US 601.

Junction list[edit]

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
BarnwellBarnwell0.00.0 US 278 / SC 64 / Dunbarton Boulevard – Williston, Aiken, Allendale, Charleston
0.40.64 SC 3 (Marlboro Avenue) – Allendale, ColumbiaTo Barnwell State Park
Hilda7.211.6 SC 304 (Hilda Road / Broughton Street) – Hilda, Blackville
BambergDenmark14.323.0 US 321 south (Carolina Highway) – Olar, SavannahSouth end of US 321 overlap
14.623.5 US 78 (Heritage Highway) – Bamberg, Charleston, Blackville, AikenTo Barnwell State Park
15.024.1 US 321 north (Carolina Highway) – Norway, ColumbiaNorth end of US 321 overlap
Orangeburg22.335.9 SC 332 (Cope Road) – Cope, Norway
29.547.5 US 301 / US 601 (Bamberg Highway) – Bamberg, Orangeburg
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google (September 8, 2013). "South Carolina Highway 70" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved September 8, 2013.

External links[edit]

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