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South Carolina Highway 246 (SC 246) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of South Carolina. It connects the communities and towns in eastern Greenwood County.

South Carolina Highway 246 marker

South Carolina Highway 246
Route information
Maintained by SCDOT
Length28.7 mi[1] (46.2 km)
Existed1930–present
Major junctions
South end US 178 in Friendship
 
North end US 178 in Hodges
Location
CountiesGreenwood
Highway system
SC 245SC 247

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Route descriptionEdit

 
SC 34, SC 246 and SC 248 in Ninety Six

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).

HistoryEdit

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).

Junction listEdit

The entire route is in Greenwood County.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
Friendship0.00.0  US 178 – Greenwood, Saluda
Ninety Six11.318.2  SC 34 east – NewberryEast end of SC 34 overlap
11.418.3   SC 34 west / SC 248 south – Greenwood, EpworthWest end of SC 34 overlap; to Ninety Six National Historic Site
14.723.7  SC 702 east – SaludaTo Greenwood State Park
Coronaca18.730.1   US 221 / SC 72 – Greenwood, Laurens, Clinton
Cokesbury26.542.6  SC 254 (Cokesbury Road) – Greenwood, Ware Shoals
27.844.7  US 25 – Greenwood, Ware Shoals
Hodges28.746.2  US 178 – Greenwood, Honea Path
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Google (September 2, 2013). "South Carolina Highway 246" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved September 2, 2013.

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