U.S. Route 301 in South Carolina

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This article is about the section of U.S. Route 301 in South Carolina. For the entire route, see U.S. Route 301.

U.S. Route 301 marker

U.S. Route 301
Route information
Auxiliary route of US 1
Maintained by SCDOT
Length: 190.3 mi (306.3 km)
Existed: 1970 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 301 / SR 73 at the GA state line near Allendale
  US 278 in Allendale
US 321 in Ulmer
US 21 / US 601 in Orangeburg
I-26 near Orangeburg
US 176 near Elloree
US 15 / I-95 near Summerton
US 521 in Manning
US 378 in Turbeville
US 52 in Effingham
US 76 / SC 327 near Mars Bluff
North end: US 301 / US 501 / I‑95 at the NC state line near Hamer
Location
Counties: Allendale, Bamberg, Orangeburg, Clarendon, Florence, Marion, Dillon
Highway system
SC 300 SC 302

U.S. Route 301 (US 301) runs north–south from the Savannah River southwest of Allendale to Hamer approaching the South of the Border roadside attraction complex.

Route description[edit]

US 301 enters South Carolina over the Savannah River southwest of Allendale. Concurrencies include US 321 in and around Ulmer, US 601 between Bamberg and Orangeburg, then I-95/US 15 Santee, at Exit 97 before all three move across Lake Marion. The US 15-301 multiplex leaves I-95 at Exit 102, running in close proximity to I-95, but US 15 breaks away at Summerton. Other concurrencies include US 521 in Manning, US 52 between Effingham and just south of Florence, US 76 eastbound from east of Florence until Pee Dee, and finally joins US 501 in Latta, where they both approach the South of the Border roadside attraction complex at the interchange with I-95 on the north–South Carolina border.

History[edit]

US 301 at SC 260 junction in Manning.

US 301 was established in 1932 as a replacement of the piece of US 17-1 north of Wilson and the whole of US 217. Thus US 301 initially ran from US 17 (now US 76) at Pee Dee northeast through Dillon, South Carolina, into North Carolina, and Virginia, ending at U.S. Route 1 in Petersburg, Virginia.[1] This entire route is now paralleled by Interstate 95.

In 1935, US 301 was extended southwest to US 15 at Summerton. This extension took it west on US 76 (formerly US 17) to Florence and south on US 52 (also formerly US 17) to Effingham. There it split to the southwest, running along what had been SC 4 via Manning to Summerton.[2] This again runs parallel to Interstate 95.

In the late 1940s, US 301 was extended again, south all the way towards Tampa, Florida. On the way there from South Carolina it ran along US 15 southwest to Santee, South Carolina and replaced SC 4 west to Orangeburg. From Orangeburg, US 301 ran southwest with U.S. Route 601 to Bamberg, replaced SC 33 to Ulmer, replaced SC 508 to Allendale, and replaced SC 73 to the Georgia state line.[2] When Interstate 95 was built across Lake Marion in 1968,[3] US 301 and 15 ran parallel to it until they were relocated in a triple concurrency in 1987.[4] In 2007, US 301 was rerouted on new 7.51-mile (12.09 km) bypass routing southeast of Florence.[5]

U.S. Route 217[edit]

U.S. Route 217
Location: Pee Dee, SC-NC state line
Length: 24.4 mi[6] (39.3 km)
Existed: 1927–1932

U.S. Route 217 (US 217) was an original US highway, established in 1927. A renumbering of SC 23, it traversed from US 17, in Pee Dee, north through Latta and Dillon before crossing into North Carolina. In 1932, the entire route was renumbered as US 301.

Junction list[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Allendale 0.0 0.0 US 301 / SR 73 south (Burtons Ferry Bridge) – Sylvania Continuation from Georgia over the Savannah River
5.5 8.9 SC 3 (River Road) – Estill, Barnwell
Allendale 12.7 20.4 US 278 east / SC 125 north – Hampton, Savannah River Site, Augusta East end of US 278 overlap; southern terminus of SC 125
13.0 20.9 US 278 west (Barnwell Road) – Barnwell West end of US 278 overlap
14.2 22.9 SC 641 east (Confederate Highway) – Walterboro Western terminus of SC 641
Ulmer 21.2 34.1 SC 300 north – Barnwell Southern terminus of SC 300
21.7 34.9 US 321 south – Fairfax, Savannah South end of US 321 overlap
Bamberg 23.7 38.1 US 321 north (Carolina Highway) – Olar, Denmark, Columbia North end of US 321 overlap
26.4 42.5 SC 64 east (Lowcountry Highway) – Ehrhardt, Walterboro East end of SC 64 overlap
26.7 43.0 SC 64 west (Lowcountry Highway) – Olar West end of SC 64 overlap; to Cathedral Bay Heritage Preserve
Bamberg 38.5 62.0 US 601 south (Broxton Bridge Road) – Hampton South end of US 601 overlap
39.4 63.4 US 78 – Denmark, Branchville
Orangeburg 45.1 72.6 SC 322 west (Slab Landing Road) – Cope, Norway Eastern terminus of SC 322
51.5 82.9 SC 70 west (Binnicker Bridge Road) – Denmark, Barnwell Eastern terminus of SC 70
Edisto 54.8 88.2 SC 4 west (Neeses Road) – Neeses West end of SC 4 overlap
Orangeburg 56.6 91.1 SC 33 north (Russell Street) Southern terminus of SC 33
56.7 91.2 SC 4 east (Stonewall Jackson Boulevard) East end of SC 4 overlap
57.2 92.1
US 178 Bus. (Broughton Street) – North, Bowman
57.7 92.9
US 601 north / US 21 Bus. (Magnolia Street) – Charleston, St. Matthews, Columbia
North end of US 601 overlap; to Fairgrounds
59.2 95.3 US 21 / US 178 – Charleston, North, Columbia
65.5 105.4 I-26 – Charleston, Columbia I-26 Exits 154 A–B
71.6 115.2 US 176 (Old State Road) – Holly Hill, Cameron
72.2 116.2 SC 47 east (Cleveland Street) – Elloree Western terminus of SC 47; to Santee State Park
77.6 124.9 SC 267 (Tee Vee Road) – Holly Hill, Elloree
79.2 127.5 US 15 south (Bass Drive) – St. Matthews, Santee South end of US 15 overlap; to Santee State Park
80.2 129.1 I-95 south – Savannah South end of I-95 overlap; I-95 exit 97; northbound exit and southbound entrance
81.9 131.8 SC 6 – Eutawville, Santee, Elloree I-95 exit 98; to Santee State Park
Clarendon 84.0 135.2 Santee River / Lake Marion
85.5 137.6 I-95 north – Florence North end of I-95 overlap; I-95 exit 102; northbound entrance and southbound exit
Summerton 93.2 150.0 US 15 north (Church Street) – Sumter North end of US 15 overlap
98.6 158.7 I-95 – Savannah, Florence I-95 exit 115
Manning 103.3 166.2 SC 260 (Mill Street) – Jordan To Santee Dam
103.7 166.9 SC 261 (Boyce Street) to US 521 – Kingstree, Georgetown, Columbia
104.4 168.0 US 521 south (Church Street) – Georgetown South end of US 521 overlap
105.7 170.1 US 521 north – Sumter North end of US 521 overlap
Sardinia 115.8 186.4 SC 527 (Black River Road) – Kingstree, Sumter
Turbeville 121.7 195.9 US 378 west (Clarence Coker Highway) – Sumter West end of US 378 overlap
121.8 196.0 SC 58 north (Gamble Street) – Lynchburg, Bishopville Southern terminus of SC 58
122.4 197.0 US 378 east – Lake City, Conway, Myrtle Beach East end of US 378 overlap
Florence Olanta 128.0 206.0 SC 341 (Hampton Street) – Lake City, Lynchburg, Timmonsville, Bishopville To Woods Bay State Natural Area
Kelley Crossroads 131.3 211.3 SC 403 (Bethel Road) – Lake City
Effingham 141.7 228.0 US 52 south / SC 327 north – Lake City South end of US 52 overlap; southern terminus of SC 327
Florence 147.7 237.7 US 52 north – Florence Northern end of US 52 concurrency
149.3 240.3 SC 51 (Pamplico Highway) – Pamplico
155.3 249.9 US 76 west (Marion Highway) / SC 327 north (Williston Road) – Florence West end of US 76 and north end of SC 327 overlap
Mars Bluff 156.9 252.5 SC 327 south (Francis Marion Road) – Pamplico South end of SC 327 overlap
Marion Pee Dee 164.2 264.3 US 76 east – Marion, Myrtle Beach Eastern end of US 76 concurrency
Dillon 172.2 277.1 SC 38 – Marion, Bennettsville
Latta 174.5 280.8 US 501 south – Marion, Myrtle Beach South end of US 501 overlap
175.3 282.1 SC 917 (Main Street) – Mullins, Bennettsville
Dillon 181.9 292.7 SC 9 south / SC 34 west / SC 57 south (Main Street) – Lake View, North Myrtle Beach South end of SC 9/SC 57 overlap; eastern terminus of SC 34
182.8 294.2 SC 9 north / SC 57 north (Radford Boulevard) – Bennettsville, Charlotte North end of SC 9/SC 57 overlap
190.3 306.3 I‑95 / US 301 north / US 501 north – Fayetteville, Rowland, Florence Continuation into North Carolina
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "north–south routes - US 1 to US 101 - Odd numbered highways". U. S Highways: From US 1 to (US 830). Robert V. Droz. 14 November 2006. Retrieved 2007-01-08. 
  2. ^ a b The Highways of South Carolina, US 301
  3. ^ "I-95 Lake Marion Bridge (Structuate)". Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "US 301 (South Carolina Highways Index)". Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Report of the Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering to the Standing Committee on Highways" (PDF). AASHTO. May 5, 2007. p. 6. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  6. ^ Google (June 26, 2013). "U.S. Route 217" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 

External links[edit]


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