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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.

U.S. Route 301 marker

U.S. Route 301
Route of US 301 in South Carolina highlighted in red
Route information
Auxiliary route of US 1
Maintained by SCDOT
Length190.3 mi (306.3 km)
Existed1970–present
Major junctions
South end US 301 / SR 73 at the Georgia state line near Allendale
 
North end US 301 / US 501 / I-95 at the North Carolina state line near Hamer
Location
CountiesAllendale, Bamberg, Orangeburg, Clarendon, Florence, Marion, Dillon
Highway system
SC 300SC 302

Contents

Route descriptionEdit

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 Interstate 95 (I-95) and US 15 in Santee, at exit 97 before all three move across Lake Marion. The US 15-301 concurrency 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.

HistoryEdit

 
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.[citation needed] This entire route is now paralleled by I-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.[1] This again runs parallel to I-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.[1] When Interstate 95 was built across Lake Marion in 1968,[2] US 301 and 15 ran parallel to it until they were relocated in a triple concurrency in 1987.[1] In 2007, US 301 was rerouted on new 7.51-mile (12.09 km) bypass routing southeast of Florence.[3]

U.S. Route 217Edit

 

U.S. Route 217
LocationPee Dee, SC-NC state line
Length24.4 mi[4] (39.3 km)
Existed1927–1932

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 listEdit

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Allendale0.00.0   US 301 / SR 73 south (Burtons Ferry Bridge) – SylvaniaContinuation from Georgia over the Savannah River
5.58.9  SC 3 (River Road) – Estill, Barnwell
Allendale12.720.4   US 278 east / SC 125 north – Hampton, Savannah River Site, AugustaEast end of US 278 overlap; southern terminus of SC 125
13.020.9  US 278 west (Barnwell Road) – BarnwellWest end of US 278 overlap
14.222.9  SC 641 east (Confederate Highway) – WalterboroWestern terminus of SC 641
Ulmer21.234.1  SC 300 north – BarnwellSouthern terminus of SC 300
21.734.9  US 321 south – Fairfax, SavannahSouth end of US 321 overlap
Bamberg23.738.1  US 321 north (Carolina Highway) – Olar, Denmark, ColumbiaNorth end of US 321 overlap
26.442.5  SC 64 east (Lowcountry Highway) – Ehrhardt, WalterboroEast end of SC 64 overlap
26.743.0  SC 64 west (Lowcountry Highway) – OlarWest end of SC 64 overlap; to Cathedral Bay Heritage Preserve
Bamberg38.562.0  US 601 south (Broxton Bridge Road) – HamptonSouth end of US 601 overlap
39.463.4  US 78 – Denmark, Branchville
Orangeburg45.172.6  SC 322 west (Slab Landing Road) – Cope, NorwayEastern terminus of SC 322
51.582.9  SC 70 west (Binnicker Bridge Road) – Denmark, BarnwellEastern terminus of SC 70
Edisto54.888.2  SC 4 west (Neeses Road) – NeesesWest end of SC 4 overlap
Orangeburg56.691.1  SC 33 north (Russell Street)Southern terminus of SC 33
56.791.2  SC 4 east (Stonewall Jackson Boulevard)East end of SC 4 overlap
57.292.1   
  US 178 Bus. (Broughton Street) – North, Bowman
57.792.9  
   US 601 north / US 21 Bus. (Magnolia Street) – Charleston, St. Matthews, Columbia
North end of US 601 overlap; to Fairgrounds
59.295.3   US 21 / US 178 – Charleston, North, Columbia
65.5105.4  I-26 – Charleston, ColumbiaI-26 Exits 154 A–B
71.6115.2  US 176 (Old State Road) – Holly Hill, Cameron
72.2116.2  SC 47 east (Cleveland Street) – ElloreeWestern terminus of SC 47; to Santee State Park
77.6124.9  SC 267 (Tee Vee Road) – Holly Hill, Elloree
79.2127.5  US 15 south (Bass Drive) – St. Matthews, SanteeSouth end of US 15 overlap; to Santee State Park
80.2129.1  I-95 south – SavannahSouth end of I-95 overlap; I-95 exit 97; northbound exit and southbound entrance
81.9131.8  SC 6 – Eutawville, Santee, ElloreeI-95 exit 98; to Santee State Park
Clarendon84.0135.2Santee River / Lake Marion
85.5137.6  I-95 north – FlorenceNorth end of I-95 overlap; I-95 exit 102; northbound entrance and southbound exit
Summerton93.2150.0  US 15 north (Church Street) – SumterNorth end of US 15 overlap
98.6158.7  I-95 – Savannah, FlorenceI-95 exit 115
Manning103.3166.2  SC 260 (Mill Street) – JordanTo Santee Dam
103.7166.9   SC 261 (Boyce Street) to US 521 – Kingstree, Georgetown, Columbia
104.4168.0  US 521 south (Church Street) – GeorgetownSouth end of US 521 overlap
105.7170.1  US 521 north – SumterNorth end of US 521 overlap
Sardinia115.8186.4  SC 527 (Black River Road) – Kingstree, Sumter
Turbeville121.7195.9  US 378 west (Clarence Coker Highway) – SumterWest end of US 378 overlap
121.8196.0  SC 58 north (Gamble Street) – Lynchburg, BishopvilleSouthern terminus of SC 58
122.4197.0  US 378 east – Lake City, Conway, Myrtle BeachEast end of US 378 overlap
FlorenceOlanta128.0206.0  SC 341 (Hampton Street) – Lake City, Lynchburg, Timmonsville, BishopvilleTo Woods Bay State Natural Area
Kelley Crossroads131.3211.3  SC 403 (Bethel Road) – Lake City
Effingham141.7228.0   US 52 south / SC 327 north – Lake CitySouth end of US 52 overlap; southern terminus of SC 327
Florence147.7237.7  US 52 north – FlorenceNorthern end of US 52 concurrency
149.3240.3  SC 51 (Pamplico Highway) – Pamplico
155.3249.9   US 76 west (Marion Highway) / SC 327 north (Williston Road) – FlorenceWest end of US 76 and north end of SC 327 overlap
Mars Bluff156.9252.5  SC 327 south (Francis Marion Road) – PamplicoSouth end of SC 327 overlap
MarionPee Dee164.2264.3  US 76 east – Marion, Myrtle BeachEastern end of US 76 concurrency
Dillon172.2277.1  SC 38 – Marion, BennettsvilleInterchange
Latta174.5280.8  US 501 south – Marion, Myrtle BeachSouth end of US 501 overlap
175.3282.1  SC 917 (Main Street) – Mullins, Bennettsville
Dillon181.9292.7    SC 9 south / SC 34 west / SC 57 south (Main Street) – Lake View, North Myrtle BeachSouth end of SC 9/SC 57 overlap; eastern terminus of SC 34
182.8294.2   SC 9 north / SC 57 north (Radford Boulevard) – Bennettsville, CharlotteNorth end of SC 9/SC 57 overlap
190.3306.3    I-95 / US 301 north / US 501 north – Fayetteville, Rowland, FlorenceContinuation into North Carolina
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "US 301 (South Carolina Highways Index)". Retrieved 10 October 2014.[self-published source]
  2. ^ "I-95 Lake Marion Bridge (Structuate)". Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ Google (June 26, 2013). "U.S. Route 217" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 26, 2013.

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