South Carolina Highway 253

South Carolina Highway 253 (SC 253) is a 19.656-mile (31.633 km) primary state highway in the U.S. state of South Carolina. It runs in Greenville and is the gateway to Paris Mountain State Park and runs from Parker to Tigerville.

South Carolina Highway 253 marker
South Carolina Highway 253
Route information
Maintained by SCDOT
Length19.656 mi[1] (31.633 km)
Existed1939[citation needed]–present
Major junctions
South end SC 124 in Parker
 
North end SC 414 in Tigerville
Location
CountiesGreenville
Highway system
South Carolina 252.svg SC 252South Carolina 254.svg SC 254

Route descriptionEdit

The highway begins at SC 124 near Parker and travels 12 mi (0.80 km) northeast to SC 183 as West Blue Ridge Drive. It then moves up to Sulphur Springs Road where the road changes to East Blue Ridge Drive before intersecting at Poinsett Highway on U.S. Highway 276 (US 276) before running concurrently on SC 291 as North Pleasantburg Drive for 0.16 mi (0.26 km) before turning left at Paris Mountain Road. After traveling 2.53 mi (4.07 km) and passing Greenvista Drive, SC 253 becomes East Mountain Creek Road and traveling and additional 6.71 mi (10.80 km) before intersecting with SC 290. SC 253 then turns left and goes 7.22 mi (11.62 km) before terminating at SC 414 in Tigerville.[2][3]

HistoryEdit

SC 253 started in 1939 at the intersection of US 25 and US 276 to form an 11 mi (18 km) highway around Paris Mountain State Park, ending around Travelers Rest. Nine years later, SC 253 was reduced to secondary status with part of the road becoming county roads S-23-22. The road was resurrected in 1950 as a north-south road to Tigerville. In 1965, SC 253 was extended to SC 250 which is now part of US 25 and then extended southwest again between 1968 and 1970 to its current terminus at SC 124.

Improvements to the road include the road being fully paved in 1941 or 1942, being four-laned with SC 291 between 1968 and 1970, and four-laned again for a distance south of US 276 in 1977.

Major intersectionsEdit

The entire route is in Greenville County.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
Parker0.0000.000  SC 124 (Old Easley Highway) – Greenville, EasleySouthern terminus
0.4900.789   US 25 (White Horse Road) to I-85 – Greenwood, Travelers Rest
2.3403.766  SC 183 (Cedar Lane Road) – Greenville, Pickens
Sans Souci4.5507.323  US 276 (Poinsett Highway) – Greenville, Travelers Rest
4.7007.564  SC 291 east (Pleasantburg Drive) – Wade HamptonWestern terminus of SC 291
13.78022.177  SC 290 east (Locust Hill Road) – GreerSouthern end of SC 290 concurrency
14.00722.542  SC 290 west (Locust Hill Road) – Slater-MariettaNorthern end of SC 290 concurrency
Tigerville19.65631.633  SC 414 – Campobello, Slater-MariettaNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Highway Logmile Report". South Carolina Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 20, 2020.
  2. ^ Google (2014-01-21). "South Carolina Highway 253" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2014-01-21.
  3. ^ "General County Highway Maps". South Carolina Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2014-01-21.

External linksEdit

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