South Carolina Highway 246
|Maintained by SCDOT|
|Length||28.7 mi (46.2 km)|
|South end||US 178 in Friendship|
|North end||US 178 in Hodges|
SC 246 is a two-lane rural highway that traverses for 28.7 miles (46.2 km) from Friendship to Hodges; connecting the town of Ninety Six and the communities of Coronaca and Cokesbury. The highway also provides access to Star Fort Pond, at Ninety Six National Historic Site, via Kinard Road (S-24-27).
Established in 1930 as a replacement for part of SC 24, SC 246 traversed from Friendship to Ninety Six. From 1932-1933, U.S. Route 178 (US 178) was routed alongside SC 246. In 1939, SC 246 was extended northwest to US 178 in Hodges. By 1942, SC 246 was extended northwest again along US 178 to Tinsley then west to SC 20/SC 185, in Due West; this marked the longest point for the highway. In 1948, SC 246 was truncated back to Hodges, leaving behind Due West Road (S-24-31), Mount Lebanon Road (S-1-38) and Ellis Road (S-1-114).
The entire route is in Greenwood County.
|Friendship||0.0||0.0||US 178 – Greenwood, Saluda|
|Ninety Six||11.3||18.2||SC 34 east – Newberry||East end of SC 34 overlap|
|11.4||18.3||SC 34 west / SC 248 south – Greenwood, Epworth||West end of SC 34 overlap; to Ninety Six National Historic Site|
|||14.7||23.7||SC 702 east – Saluda||To Greenwood State Park|
|Coronaca||18.7||30.1||US 221 / SC 72 – Greenwood, Laurens, Clinton|
|Cokesbury||26.5||42.6||SC 254 (Cokesbury Road) – Greenwood, Ware Shoals|
|||27.8||44.7||US 25 – Greenwood, Ware Shoals|
|Hodges||28.7||46.2||US 178 – Greenwood, Honea Path|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- Media related to South Carolina Highway 246 at Wikimedia Commons
- Mapmikey's South Carolina Highways Page: SC 240-249