U.S. Route 19 in Georgia

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U.S. Highway 19 marker

U.S. Highway 19
Route of US 19 in Georgia in red
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 349 mi[1] (562 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 19 at the Florida state line near Thomasville
 
North end: US 19 / US 129 at the North Carolina state line southwest of Murphy, North Carolina
Location
Counties: Thomas, Mitchell, Dougherty, Lee, Sumter, Schley, Taylor, Upson, Pike, Spalding, Clayton, Fulton, Forsyth, Dawson, Lumpkin, Union
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 18 SR 19
SR 2 SR 3 SR 4
SR 8 SR 9 SR 10

U.S. Route 19 (US 19) is a 349-mile-long (562 km) U.S. Highway in the U.S. state of Georgia. It travels from the Florida state line south-southeast of Thomasville, Georgia, through Albany and Atlanta, to the North Carolina state line at a point north of Lake Nottely.[1]

Route description[edit]

U.S. Route 19 in Atlanta

US 19 enters Georgia south-southeast of Thomasville. Within the vicinity of Thomasville, it has a concurrency with US 84. It continues north, traveling through Zebulon, Thomaston, Ellaville, Americus, and Albany. It joins US 41 and proceeds north to Griffin. It then proceeds through the western tip of Henry County, traveling through Hampton, home of the Atlanta Motor Speedway. US 19 continues north through Clayton County where it joins SR 3 and is known as Tara Boulevard, before entering Atlanta.

Within Atlanta, US 19/US 41 runs along Northside Drive where it is joined by US 29 and all three pass by the Georgia Dome before a short concurrency with US 78/US 278 near Georgia Tech.

The highway then turns north again and splits from US 41 after traveling through downtown Atlanta and traveling on 14th Street. It becomes Spring Street in Midtown before continuing north on Peachtree Street and then SR 9 (Roswell Road). After several miles, it intersects SR 141 in Buckhead. It follows Roswell Road north through the city of Sandy Springs. At its southern interchange with I-285, it splits from SR 9.

Most of this section is a Limited-access road with four lanes in each direction, becoming two lanes in each direction as the highway continues away from the northern suburbs of Atlanta. It arrives in Dahlonega, where it no longer is concurrent with SR 400, before about 37 miles (60 km) of extremely curvy road, which includes a concurrency with US 129. From the north side of the state, the last major town it travels through is Blairsville.

Northwest from there, US 19/129/SR 11 passes the southwest border of the Butternut Creek Golf Course before entering Youngstown. The road turns north again where it utilizes a short causeway over Wellborn Branch, a tributary of the Nottely River before intersecting the northern terminus of Pat Haralson Memorial Drive, and across from this a local marina with a gas station/convenience store, small bait & tackle store and gift shop before the intersection with Pat Colwell Road. Random current and former boating and automotive-related businesses can be found along the way even as the road enters Canal Lake where another short causeway that makes a pond leading to Stevens Branch Creek, and is served by the Nottely Marina. Between an antique store and a furniture store, a power line right-of-way crosses from southeast to northwest as it heads over a mountain, and the road runs along the east side of that power line. Moving further away from those power lines, the road passes by a Cott Beverages production facility.[2] A third causeway that creates a pond for Ivylog Creek, whereas further north a small culvert over Conley Creek is not used as a dam. Flashing lights on the top and bottom of the two signal crossing signs are an indication the routes are about to enter Ivylog where the eastern terminus of Georgia State Route 325 can be found across from Ivy Log Road. North of the heart of Ivy Log, the Ivy Log Cemetery can be found hidden away in a driveway among more residential zoning. The rest of the surroundings are primarily farm and ranch land even as it runs under another power line right-of-way running from southwest to northeast south of T Chapel Road. The last two intersections in the State of Georgia are local roads, the first named Tate Road and a dead end street named B. King Lane which leads to an antique store. A gas station and strip mall can be found on the southwest corner of the North Carolina state line, where SR 11 meets its northern terminus, while US 19 continues towards Erie, Pennsylvania and US 129 continues towards Knoxville, Tennessee.

History[edit]

In 2006, business and government officials in Southwest Georgia began a campaign to have I-185 extended to Monticello, Florida, and connect with I-10. The proposed route of the highway would have traveled parallel to SR 520 (known as "Corridor Z") to Albany, and then parallel to US 19.[3] Local opposition to the plan soon emerged.[4] Critics argued that the proposed interstate would siphon business from small towns that the new road bypassed.[5] In 2009, Georgia's Department of Transportation concluded a two-year study of the proposal, which found that extending I-185 would "be inconsistent with existing comprehensive land use plans; would have a negative impact on prime agricultural land, forests and cultural assets; and could have a detrimental impact on poverty and minority populations".[6] GDOT announced it would instead focus on upgrading and improving other key arterial highways in southwest Georgia, including SR 133 between Albany and Valdosta.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Exit Destinations Notes
Thomas 0.00 0.00 US 19 south (SR 57) – Monticello
SR 3 begins / SR 300 begins
Florida state line; southern terminus of SR 3/SR 300
Thomasville 11.3 18.2 Old Monticello Road former US 19 Bus. north
13.0 20.9 US 84 east / US 84 Bus. west / SR 38 east / SR 38 Bus. west – Quitman, Thomasville, Valdosta Interchange; south end of US 84/SR 38 concurrency; eastern terminus of US 84 Bus./SR 38 Bus.
14.2 22.9 SR 122 east – Pavo, Airport Western terminus of SR 122
14.7 23.7 SR 35 Conn. north (East Jackson Street) – Thomasville, Moultrie, Airport Southern terminus of SR 35 Conn.
15.8 25.4 US 84 west / US 319 / SR 35 / SR 38 west / SR 3 Alt. north (North Thomasville Bypass) – Cairo, Tallahassee, Moultrie North end of US 84/SR 38 concurrency; southern terminus of SR 3 Alt.
18.2 29.3 SR 202 north – Coolidge, Moultrie Southern terminus of SR 202
Ochlocknee 24.5 39.4 SR 188 – Cairo, Ochlocknee, Coolidge former US 19 Bus. south
31.9 51.3 SR 111 / SR 3 Alt. south – Cairo, Moultrie, Meigs Business District Northern terminus of SR 3 Alt.
Mitchell Pelham 37.4 60.2 SR 93 (Curry Street / Cotton Road) to SR 65 – Pelham, Sale City, Cairo, Pelham Business District
Camilla 45.5 73.2 SR 37 (SR 37 Truck / Moultrie Road) – Camilla, Newton, Moultrie South end of SR 37 Truck concurrency
45.6 73.4
SR 112 / SR 37 Truck west to SR 97 – Camilla, Cairo, Sylvester
North end of SR 37 Truck concurrency
Baconton 56.3 90.6 SR 93 south – Baconton, Lester Northern terminus of SR 93
Dougherty Albany 68.2 109.8 1 SR 133 south / SR 234 west – Albany, Moultrie, Marine Corps Logistics Base, Darton Col., Albany Tech Col., S.W. Ga. Regional Airport South end of SR 133 concurrency; eastern terminus of SR 234
70.0 112.7 2 US 19 Bus. north / US 82 Bus. / SR 520 Bus. (Oglethorpe Boulevard) – Sylvester, Tifton, Downtown Albany Southern terminus of US 19 Bus.; signed as exits 2A (east) and 2B (west)
70.6 113.6 3 US 82 east / SR 520 east / SR 300 north (Clark Avenue) – Atlanta, Cordele, Sylvester, Tifton North end of SR 300 concurrency; south end of US 82/SR 520 concurrency
71.9 115.7 4 Blaylock Street
73.9 118.9 5 SR 91 / SR 133 north (Jefferson Street) – Downtown Albany North end of SR 133 concurrency; signed northbound as exits 5A (north) and 5B (south)
75.2 121.0 US 82 west / SR 520 west – Dawson, Columbus
US 19 Bus. south / US 82 Bus. east / SR 520 Bus. east (Slappey Boulevard)
North end of US 82/SR 520 concurrency; northern terminus of US 19 Bus.; western terminus of US 82 Bus./SR 520 Bus.; US 19 north follows exit 6A; US 19 Bus./US 82 Bus./SR 520 Bus. is exit 6B northbound.
Lee 78.2 125.9 SR 133 south (Forrester Parkway) – Doerun, The Parks at Chehaw Northern terminus of SR 133
Leesburg 82.5 132.8
US 19 Byp. north / SR 3 Byp. north / SR 32 west (Dawson Road) / SR 32 Truck east (Robert B. Lee Drive) – Dawson, Americus
South end of SR 32 concurrency; southern terminus of US 19 Byp./SR 3 Byp.; western terminus of SR 32 Truck
83.4 134.2 SR 32 east / SR 195 north (4th Street) – Leslie, De Soto, Ashburn North end of SR 32 concurrency; southern terminus of SR 195
84.0 135.2 US 19 Byp. south / SR 3 Byp. south – Dawson, Albany Northern terminus of US 19 Byp./SR 3 Byp.
Smithville 96.0 154.5 SR 118 (Long Drive) – Dawson, Bronwood, Downtown Smithville
98.1 157.9 SR 308 west (Bond Trail Road) Eastern terminus of SR 308
Sumter 108 174 US 280 west / SR 27 west / SR 49 south / Spring Street – Plains, Dawson South end of US 280/SR 27/SR 49 concurrency
Americus 109 175 US 280 east / SR 27 east / SR 30 east / SR 49 north (West Lamar Street) – Cordele, Oglethorpe, Georgia Southwestern State University, Habitat for Humanity Global Village & Discovery Center North end of US 280/SR 27/SR 49 concurrency; south end of SR 30 concurrency
110 180 SR 30 west (Adderton Street) – Concord, Buena Vista North end of SR 30 concurrency
Schley 118 190 SR 271 east – Andersonville Western terminus of SR 271
121 195 SR 228 east – Andersonville Western terminus of SR 228
121 195 Andersonville Road Former SR 228 west
Ellaville 122 196 SR 26 – Ellaville, Oglethorpe
Murrays Crossroads 128 206 SR 240 – Tazewell
Taylor 135 217 SR 90 west / SR 127 west – Mauk South end of SR 90/SR 127 concurrency
136 219 SR 127 east – Marshallville North end of SR 127 concurrency
Rupert 137 220 SR 90 east – Ideal, Andersonville National Historic Site North end of SR 90 concurrency
Butler 145 233 SR 96 (Butler Bypass) – Geneva, Fort Valley
146 235 SR 137 – Buena Vista, Fort Valley, Southern Crescent Technical College Taylor County Center
153 246 SR 208 (Old Wire Road) – Talbotton, Roberta
158 254 US 80 west / SR 22 west – Talbotton, Columbus South end of US 80/SR 22 concurrency
Upson 160 260 US 80 east / SR 22 east – Macon North end of US 80/SR 22 concurrency
Thomaston 173 278 SR 36 east / SR 74 east (Gordon Street) – Barnesville, Jackson, Yatesville, Macon Eastbound lanes of SR 36/SR 74 on one-way pair
174 280 SR 36 west / SR 74 west (Main Street) – Woodbury, Greenville, Woodland, Columbus Westbound lanes of SR 36/SR 74 on one-way pair
Pike 185 298 SR 109 west – Lifsey Springs, Molena South end of SR 109 concurrency
186 299 SR 109 east – Meansville North end of SR 109 concurrency
Zebulon 190 310 SR 18 – Concord, Barnesville
Spalding 197 317 US 41 south / SR 7 south (Martin L. King Jr. Parkway) – Barnesville
US 19 Bus. north / US 41 Bus. north / SR 155 north (Zebulon Parkway) – Griffin, Airport
South end of US 41 concurrency; northern terminus of SR 7; southern terminus of US 19 Bus./US 41 Bus./SR 155
Griffin 200 320 SR 362 (Williamson Road) Interchange
201 323 SR 16 to I‑75 / I‑85 – Griffin, Newnan Interchange
202 325 US 19 Bus. south / US 41 Bus. south / SR 92 south to I‑75 – Griffin Interchange; southbound exit and northbound entrance; south end of SR 92 concurrency; northern terminus of US 19 Bus./US 41 Bus.
203 327 SR 92 north (McIntosh Road) – Fayetteville North end of SR 92 concurrency
Henry Hampton 210 340 SR 20 east to I‑75 – McDonough, Hampton Interchange; no access to SR 20 west
213 343 SR 81 east to I‑75 – McDonough Western terminus of SR 81
Clayton Jonesboro 220 350 SR 54 south (Fayetteville Road) – Fayetteville South end of SR 54 concurrency
224 360 SR 138 Spur west (North Avenue) – Union City, Jonesboro Eastern terminus of SR 138 Spur
225 362 SR 54 north / SR 138 North end of SR 54 concurrency
228 367 I‑75 (SR 401) I-75 exit 235
Forest Park 231 372 SR 331 (Forest Parkway)
231 372 Southpoint Drive to Main Street former SR 160 east
232 373 I‑285 (SR 407) I-285 exit 58
Fulton AtlantaHapeville line 233 375 I‑75 (SR 401) I-75 exit 239
Atlanta 236 380 I‑85 north (SR 403) I-85 exit 77; no access to I-85 south from US 19/US 41/SR 3 or to US 19/US 41/SR 3 from I-85 north
236 380 To SR 166 east (Langston Drive) / I‑75 / I‑85
240 390 US 29 south / SR 3 Conn. south (Chapel Street Southwest) to SR 14 South end of US 29 concurrency; northern terminus of SR 3 Conn.
242 389 US 78 east / US 278 east / SR 8 east (North Avenue Northwest) to I‑85 north South end of US 78/US 278/SR 8 concurrency
242 389 US 78 west / US 278 west / SR 8 west (Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway Northwest) North end of US 78/US 278/SR 8 concurrency
242 389 Tech Parkway Interchange; southbound exit and northbound entrance
243 391 US 41 north / SR 3 north (SR 9 / Northside Drive Northwest) North end of US 41/SR 3 concurrency; southern terminus of SR 9; south end of SR 9 concurrency
244 393 I‑75 / I‑85 south (SR 401 / SR 403 / Downtown Connector) I-75 exit 250 / I-85 exit 84
245 394 SR 13 north (Buford Highway) to I‑85 north / SR 400 Interchange
248 399 SR 141 north (Peachtree Road Northeast) Southern terminus of SR 141
249 401 SR 237 south (Piedmont Road Northeast) Northern terminus of SR 237
Sandy Springs 253 407 I‑285 west (SR 407) / SR 9 north (Roswell Road) – Chattanooga, Birmingham North end of SR 9 concurrency; south end of I-285 concurrency; US 19 south follows exit 25; Dorothy Felton Interchange.
254 409 26 Glenridge Drive / Glenridge Connector northbound exit and southbound entrance; former SR 407 Loop
254 409 I‑285 east (SR 407) / SR 400 south – Greenville, SC, Augusta, Buckhead, Atlanta North end of I-285 concurrency; south end of SR 400 concurrency; US 19 north follows exit 27; US 19 south follows exit 4B.
see SR 400
Lumpkin 301 484 SR 60 south / SR 115 east – Cleveland, Murrayville, Gainesville, Smithgall Woods Center, Unicoi State Park North end of SR 400 concurrency; south end of SR 60 concurrency
Dahlonega 306 492 SR 9 south / SR 52 west (Morrison Moore Parkway) / South Chestatee Street – Dahlonega, Dawsonville, Ellijay, Historic Dahlonega Gold Museum, Historic Dahlonega, University of North Georgia South end of SR 9 and SR 52 concurrencies
307 494 US 19 Bus. north / SR 60 Bus. north (East Main Street) – Dahlonega, Historic Dahlonega Gold Museum, Historic Dahlonega Southern terminus of US 19 Bus./SR 60 Bus.
307 494 SR 52 east – Cleveland, Lula North end of SR 52 concurrency
309 497 US 19 Bus. south / SR 60 Bus. south Northern terminus of US 19 Bus./SR 60 Bus.
Porter Springs 314 505 SR 60 north – Suches, Morganton North end of SR 60 concurrency
Turners Corner 319 513 US 129 south (SR 9) / SR 11 south – Cleveland, Helen Northern terminus of SR 9; north end of SR 9 concurrency; south end of US 129/SR 11 concurrency
Union 330 530 SR 180 west – Suches South end of SR 180 concurrency
332 534 SR 180 east / Richard Russell Scenic Highway – Brasstown Bald, Brasstown Bald Visitor Center North end of SR 180 concurrency
US 76 east / SR 2 east / SR 515 north – Hiawassee South end of US 76/SR 2/SR 515 concurrency
Blairsville 340 550 US 76 west / SR 2 west / SR 515 south – Blue Ridge, Hiawassee, Historic Courthouse and Museum North end of US 76/SR 2/SR 515 concurrency
Ivylog 349 562 SR 325 south – Morganton, TVA Nottely Dam Northern terminus of SR 325
351 565 US 19 north / US 129 north (SR 11 / Blairsville Highway) – Murphy North Carolina state line; northern terminus of SR 11
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google (December 29, 2016). "Route of US 19 in Georgia" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 29, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Locations". 
  3. ^ "New Interstate idea gets mixed reviews". 
  4. ^ "Thomas County commission against interstate extension". 13 December 2006. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Thomas County commission against interstate extension". 13 December 2006. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  6. ^ http://www.talltimbers.org/ttnews/news.cfm?news_id=161.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

External links[edit]

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U.S. Route 19
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