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The Highways of South Carolina SC 1 to 9 
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US 1

 
 
SC 1  not currently assigned
Previous SC 1's: SC 1: An original state highway, running in 1922 from SC 12 (current US 1) Columbia southwest to Pelion and Thor before heading south to Springfield, Blackville, and Barnwell before heading southeast to Allendale, Fairfax, Hampton and Yemassee, then south to Ridgeland and Hardeeville before exiting into Georgia near Port Wentworth.
The 1923 Auto Trails Map actually shows SC 1 north truncated to SC 4 Springfield, with Springfield to Perry as SC 39 and the rest up to West Columbia as not numbered.
The 1926 Auto Trails Map shows the original SC 1 above Perry to be mostly SC 121 (current SC 302) and SC 1 running north to Swansea and Dixiana, then pairing with SC 2 to SC 12 in West Columbia.
In 1928, SC 1 was renumbered as US 17 from the Georgia Line to Yemassee; SC 28 Yemassee to Allendale; SC 3 Allendale to Dixiana; US 21 to Columbia.
Today this is approximated by: SC 170 GA Line to US 17 to Ridgeland; Frontage Rd along 95 to Pocotaligo; US 17 to US 21; S-7-3 and S-27-1 to Yemassee; all of SC 68; US 278 to Barnwell; SC 3 to Swansea; US 321 to Cayce; US 1-21 CONN, US 1 to Columbia.
SC 2
From: US 21US 176US 321 near Cayce (Lexington County)
To: US 378 West Columbia (Lexington County).
Total Length: 28.7 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 21, US 176, US 321: 0 - 0
SC 35: 1.3 - 1.3
US 21, US 176, US 321: 2 - 3.3
US 1: 0.7 - 4.0
US 378: 0.1 - 4.1
Creation: SC 2 is an original South Carolina State Highway. It originally ran from the Georgia State Line above Mountain Rest (meeting an early alignment of GA 2), then heading southeast to Walhalla and Seneca before heading east to Clemson, Easley, and Greenville before heading southeast to Laurens, Clinton, Newberry, Columbia, St. Matthews, Orangeburg and Summerville before ending at SC 6 (current King St at Spring St) Charleston.
Adjustments: In 1927, SC 2 acquired some US routing: US 76 from Greenville to Columbia; US 21 Columbia to Orangeburg; US 78 from today's US 178 end into Charleston. However, SC 2 was not dropped from any of these routings.
Around 1930, SC 2 received a duplex with SC 24 from Clemson west to the Georgia Line and also with SC 24 on the other end from Orangeburg to US 78.
In 1932, US 178 was assigned to SC 2 from Orangeburg to US 78, but SC 2 still remained unchanged.
In 1933, SC 2 north was truncated to US 25-29 Greenville (Main St at North St). Greenville to Seneca became SC 13 while SC 24 remained from Clemson to the Georgia Line. Also it appears in 1933 that US 21 was routed away from Cayce but SC 2 stayed through Cayce.
In late 1947 SC 2 was finally taken off its US Route duplexes, leaving us with today's SC 2.
Improvements: SC 2 was paved from Columbia to White Rock and from Otranto to Charleston by 1923.
By 1926, SC 2 was paved Charleston to Summerville; Dixiana to White Rock; Prosperity to Newberry; Clinton to Laurens; Mauldin to Greenville; Clemson to Seneca.
In 1928, SC 2 was paved White Rock to Kinards; Laurens to Mauldin; Central to Clemson; Seneca to Walhalla.
In 1929 or 1930 SC 2 was paved from Summerville to Rosinville; around St. Matthews; Greenville to Liberty.
In 1931, SC 2 was paved from Rosinville to Orangeburg except a section east of Bowman; St. Matthews to Dixiana; Kinards to Laurens; Liberty to Central; Walhalla to Mountain Rest
The remaining segments of SC 2 (around Bowman; Orangeburg to St. Natthews; Mountain Rest to Georgia) were paved in 1932.
The 2006 Official map shows no multilaning on current SC 2. I haven't been on it since the late 1980s to know if that is accurate or not.
Comment: SC 2 serves as the "Business" route into Cayce for US 21-176-321.
SC 2 originally followed "Old State Road" for a lot of its routing from St. Matthews to Greenville.
SC 2 has to be one of the most emasculated routes ever, whittled down from 250+ miles to just 4.
SC 3
From: US 278 Grays (Jasper County)
To: US 321 Swansea (Lexington County).
Total Length: 96.3 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 278: 0 - 0
Hampton-Jasper Line: 4.4 - 4.4
US 601: 7.4 - 11.8
US 321: 3.1 - 14.9
Allendale-Hampton Line: 6.4 - 21.3
US 301: 15.3 - 36.6
SC 125: 7.1 - 43.7
Barnwell-Allendale Line: 3.9 - 47.6
US 278 EB: 7 - 54.6
US 278 WB: 1.3 - 55.9
SC 64: 1 - 56.9
SC 70: 0.7 - 57.6
US 78: 9.2 - 66.8
US 78 Bus: 0.1 - 66.9
Orangeburg-Barnwell Line: 7.7 - 74.6
SC 3 Bus: 1.2 - 75.8
SC 4: 1 - 76.8
SC 3 Bus: 1 - 77.8
SC 389: 5.9 - 83.7
SC 394: 0.8 - 84.5
Lexington-Orangeburg Line: 4.6 - 89.1
US 178: 0.4 - 89.5
US 321: 6.8 - 96.3
Creation: SC 3 was created in 1928 as a renumbering of SC 1. SC 3 originally ran from SC 28 (current US 278-301/SC 125 jct) Allendale to US 21/SC 2 Dixiana. This is the 2nd SC 3.
Adjustments: In 1938, It appears SC 3 was extended north along US 21 to US 1 West Columbia.
In 1939 SC 3 north was truncated back to Dixiana, replaced by SC 5 (current US 321). Also in 1939 SC 3 was extended south as new routing to Barton.
In 1948, SC 3 north was truncated to SC 5 (current US 321) Swansea, while SC 3 south was truncated back to SC 28 Allendale, leaving behind S-3-19.
In 1953 SC 3 south was truncated to SC 28 (current US 278) Barnwell, replaced by a rerouted SC 28.
Between 1960-62 it appears that SC 3 was re-extended north with US 321 back to US 21-176 Dixiana.
In 1962 SC 3 was extended southwest to US 301 in southwest Allendale County. This was a replacement for part of SC 37.
In 1971 SC 3 north was scaled back to Swansea once again.
In 1972, SC 3 was extended south to Estill, replacing S-3-26 and S-27-19, and then over SC 631 to US 278 Grays.
Improvements: In 1929 or 1930 SC 3 was paved from Dixiana to Swansea and also from the Edisto River to Kline.
The rest of SC 3 was paved in 1932; however the short-lived extension to Barton was not paved while SC 3.
The 2006 Official map shows no multilane segments.
Comment: SC 3 provides access from the Columbia area to Barnwell.
South of Barnwell SC 3 crosses through a lot of empty parts of southern South Carolina.
Previous SC 3's: SC 3 #1: An original state route. Ran from SC 50 (current US 1) Columbia east to Sumter then headed northeast to Mayesville, Timmonsville, and Florence, then headed east to Marion and Mullins before heading east into North Carolina as NC 202.
In 1927, SC 3 from Columbia to Florence became part of US 76 while east of Florence it became part of US 17.
Today SC 3 is approximated by Lady St to Sumter St to Gervais St to Harden St to Devine out of Columbia, then US 76-378 across the Wateree River, then S-43-39 to Stateburg, then SC 261 to US 76-378; SC 3 used US 76 Business through Sumter, then US 76 northeast to Mayesville (used S-43-1), then to Timmonsville (used S-21-18) and Florence. SC 3 used Old Marion Hwy, S-21-24, east of Florence but I do not know for how long; then SC 3 pretty much followed US 76 to the NC Line although in Marion-Mullins it may have used S-33-41.
BUSINESS
SC 3 Business

From: SC 3 below Springfield (Orangeburg County)
To: SC 3 Springfield (Orangeburg County).
Total Length: 2.7 miles  
ROUTE LOG
SC 3: 0 - 0
SC 4 WB: 1.4 - 1.4
SC 4 EB: 0.2 - 1.6
SC 3: 1.1 - 2.7
Creation: The creation date for SC 3 Business is unclear. SC 3 is shown clearly to the east in Springfield as early as 1931. The earliest confirmed map I have to show primary routing into Sprinfield the way SC 3 Business runs now is 1938. So I do not know if this was designated as something else first or if it was even mainline SC 3 at any point.
Adjustments: None
Improvements: The upper half was paved by 1938, while the lower half was paved between 1943-48.
There are no multilane segments on SC 3 Business.
Comment: SC 3 Business uses Railroad Ave and Springfield Rd. through Springfield.
SC 4
From: US 78 Aiken (Aiken County)
To: US 301US 601 west of Orangeburg (Orangeburg County).
Total Length: 50.6 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 78: 0 - 0
SC 118, SC 302 WB: 0.3 - 0.3
SC 302 EB: 12.9 - 13.2
SC 394: 0.6 - 13.8
Orangeburg-Aiken Line: 8.8 - 22.6
SC 39 SB: 4.3 - 26.9
SC 39 NB: 0.1 - 27
SC 3 Bus SB: 0.1 - 27.1
SC 3 Bus NB: 0.2 - 27.3
SC 3: 0.8 - 28.1
SC 332: 1.4 - 29.5
US 321: 7.5 - 37
SC 400: 12.4 - 49.4
US 301, US 601: 1.2 - 50.6
Creation: SC 4 is an original state route. In 1922 it ran from SC 27 (current US 78) near Windsor east through Springfield, Orangeburg, and Santee, then northeast to end at SC 26 (current US 521) Manning.
Adjustments: In 1923, SC 4 was extended as new routing northeast to Olanta, then to SC 41 (current US 52) at the Lynches River. Also, SC 4's western end was rerouted at Springfield to head down to SC 27 (current US 78) Williston. The old routing to Windsor became secondary (today this is likely part of today's 4 and S-2-212 but there are a couple theoretical possibilities of where SC 4 went to Windsor.
In 1925 or 1926, SC 4 was rerouted at Springfield again, returning to its Windsor routing. Springfield to Williston was renumbered as part of SC 39.
In 1932, SC 4 was rerouted at Olanta to head a little further north to end at US 17 (current US 52) Effingham. The old routing became secondary and is today SC 541 from Olanta to Byrds Crossroads and S-21-147 from there to US 52. Also, SC 4 was rerouted again on its western end to end at SC 215 (current SC 302) Kitchings Mill, leaving again a secondary route behind. This brought SC 4 to its greatest length of 125 miles.
In 1933, SC 4 was straightened out above Manning, avoiding Alcolu. This left behind a secondary route (US 301-521 CONN today).
In 1935, SC 4 east was truncated to US 15 Santee. Santee to Summerton remained part of US 15 while Summerton to Effingham became an extended US 301.
About 1947, SC 4 east was truncated again to its current endpoint, replaced again by extension of US 301.
SC 4 west was extended to its current end at US 78 Aiken by 1981 (personal observation). This extension still does not appear on the main side of the Official Map and only started appearing in the Aiken insets between 1993-96.
Improvements:By 1923 SC 4 was paved only from SC 33 (current US 301-601) east to Orangeburg.
SC 4 was paved from Santee to Manning in 1932.
In 1934, SC 4 was paved from Manning to Effingham and also for several miles east from Orangeburg.
In 1937, SC 4 was paved east to SC 47.
In 1938, SC 4 was paved west to the Aiken County Line.
In 1939 the last two segments of SC 4 were paved: SC 47 to US 15 and the Aiken County portion.
Official maps show no multilane segments, but I know for sure the westernmost few miles is 5 lane undivided, some of which was present in the 1980s.
Comment: SC 4 is a useful route from I-26/Orangeburg areas to Aiken/Augusta. I used it regularly for this purpose when I lived in Goose Creek.
SC 4 is shown in my county atlas to also be the piece of road on the Orangeburg bypass southwest of US 21. In the field it was posted as TO SC 4, although once you got to the Edisto River I don't recall signs telling one where to go. SC 4 postings definitely have not existed eastbound past SC 4's jct with US 301-601.
SC 5
From: SC 18 Cherokee County
To: US 521 Andrew Jackson State Park (Lancaster County).
Total Length: 52.5 miles.  
ROUTE LOG
SC 18: 0 - 0
I-85 (exit 99): 1.8 - 1.8
US 29 SB: 2.6 - 4.4
US 29 NB, SC 198: 0.7 - 5.1
SC 97: 5.7 - 10.8
SC 55: 1.3 - 12.1
York-Cherokee Line: 0.5 - 12.6
SC 5 Bus: 9.8 - 22.4
US 321, SC 161 NB: 0.9 - 23.3
SC 49: 2.1 - 25.4
SC 161 SB: 2.1 - 27.5
SC 5 Bus: 0.1 - 27.6
SC 901: 8.8 - 36.4
SC 322: 1.1 - 37.5
SC 122: 1.1 - 38.6
US 21 Bus NB, SC 72 Bus: 0.2 - 38.8
SC 72 WB, SC 121 SB: 1.4 - 40.2
SC 121 NB: 0.6 - 40.8
US 21 NB, US 21 Bus END, SC 72 END: 0.3 - 41.1
I-77 (exit 77): 0.7 - 41.8
US 21 SB: 4.3 - 45.1
Lancaster-York Line: 3.9 - 49
SC 75: 0.7 - 49.7
US 521: 2.8 - 52.5
Creation: An original state route. In 1922 SC 5 ran from SC 8 (current US 29) Blacksburg east through Sharon, York, and Rock Hill before jutting south to end at SC 9 Ft. Lawn.
Adjustments: In 1929 or 1930, SC 5 was extended south as new routing to SC 22 (current US 21-SC 200) Great Falls.
In 1938, SC 5 was extended west as new routing to SC 18. Also in 1938 SC 5 was extended south as new routing from Great Falls to US 21 (current SC 34) Ridgeway.
In 1939, SC 5 was extended south with US 21 through Columbia to Dixiana, then south to Swansea - replacing part of SC 3, then south through Denmark to below Olar - replacing part of SC 6, then south through Fairfax and Tillman before ending at US 17 Hardeeville - replacing part of SC 33. This brought SC 5 to its gretaest glory at 243 miles.
In 1950 SC 5 was truncated to end at US 21-SC 322 jct Rock Hill. Rock Hill to Ridgeway became US 21; Ridgeway to Dixiana remained US 21; Dixiana to Hardeeville became US 321.
In 1951 or 1952 SC 5 was rerouted between Kings Creek and York to the way it runs today, replacing SC 324 and a couple miles of SC 55. The old route became SC 91 York to Sharon (now SC 49); SC 211 Sharon to Hickory Grove; SC 907 Hickory Grove to Kings Creek (now SC 97).
In 1959, SC 5 was given its more direct routing from York to Rock Hill as an upgrade to secondary routing. The old route became an extended SC 161 and also SC 274 into Rock Hill proper.
Between 1960-62 SC 5 was extended along US 21 Bus and US 21 to Lesslie, then replaced SC 504 to US 521.
Between 1965-67 SC 5 (with US 21) was given a freeway-type bypass of Lesslie, leaving behind S-46-6
In 1986 SC 5 was given its bypass around the north of York. The old route through thown became SC 5 Business.
Improvements: In 1925 or 1926 SC 5 was paved from York to Rock Hill.
In 1927 SC 5 was paved from YOrk to Sharon.
In 1929 or 1930 SC 5 was paved from Sharon to the Cherokee County Line and also from Rock Hill to the Chester County Line.
In 1934, SC 5 was paved from Blacksburg to York County and also from York County down to Ft. Lawn.
In 1937 or 1938 SC 5 was paved from SC 97 to Great Falls.
In 1939 SC 5 was paved from SC 18 to Blacksburg and also from Ft. Lawn to SC 97. The large southern extension was already paved upon SC 5's designation except for Olar to SC 33 (current US 301).
In 1940 SC 5 was paved from Olar to SC 33.
The last piece of SC 5 to be paved was from Ridgeway to Great Falls, in 1947 or 1948.
The first piece of SC 5 to be multilane occurred in 1963 when it was placed on one-way splits through Rock Hill.
SC 5 was 4-laned with US 21 between 1965-67 from Rock Hill to its split from US 21.
It appears that SC 5 was multilaned from Rock Hill west to SC 161 in 1989 or 1990.
Comment: SC 5 serves as the suggested route from I-85 in South Carolina to Rock Hill.
BUSINESS
SC 5 Business

From: SC 3 west of York (York County)
To: SC 5 east of York (York County).
Total Length: 5.6 miles  
ROUTE LOG
SC 5: 0 - 0
US 321: 2.5 - 2.5
US 321 Bus, SC 49: 0.6 - 3.1
SC 324: 1.1 - 4.2
SC 5: 1.4 - 5.6
Creation: SC 5 Business was created in 1986 when SC 5 was sent around the north of York. This was mainline SC 5 prior to this.
Adjustments: None
Improvements: Fully paved upon designation.
Starting with the 2006 Official Map SC 5 Business is shown as multilane from SC 324 east to SC 5.
Comment: SC 5 Business uses Liberty St. through York.
SC 6
From: US 76 Ballentine (Richland County)
To: US 52 Moncks Corner (Berkeley County).
Total Length: 114.7 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 76: 0 - 0
Lexington-Richland Line: 1.9 - 1.9
SC 60: 2.4 - 4.3
US 378 EB: 5.1 - 9.4
US 378 WB: 0.3 - 9.7
US 1: 0.7 - 10.4
I-20 (exit 55): 1.8 - 12.2
SC 602: 3.3 - 15.5
SC 302 NB: 3.6 - 19.1
SC 302 SB: 1.6 - 20.7
US 321: 10.2 - 30.9
Calhoun-Lexington Line: 6.3 - 37.2
US 21 NB: 4.7 - 41.9
US 21 SB, SC 172: 1.7 - 43.6
I-26 (exit 136): 1.4 - 45
US 176 WB: 3.4 - 48.4
US 176 EB: 0.5 - 48.9
US 601: 3.3 - 52.2
SC 33: 8.7 - 60.9
Orangeburg-Calhoun Line: 4.2 - 65.1
SC 267 NB: 1.2 - 66.3
SC 47: 1.2 - 67.5
SC 267 SB: 2.2 - 69.7
I-95 (exit 98), US 15, US 301: 5 - 74.7
SC 310: 3.5 - 78.2
SC 210: 1.4 - 79.6
SC 45 WB: 4.7 - 84.3
Berkeley-Orangeburg Line: 6.2 - 90.5
SC 45 EB: 4.5 - 95
SC 311: 7 - 102
US 17 ALT: 11.7 - 113.7
US 52: 1 - 114.7
Creation: An original state route. The 1922 Rand McNally shows it running from SC 2 (current US 78) Charleston heading west to Ravenel, Jacksonboro, Walterboro, then around today's Bells Crossroads cut abruptly north to Branchville before ending at SC 2 (current US 178 Bus) Orangeburg.
Adjustments: In 1925 or 1926, SC 6 was extended west as new primary routing to North, then north to Swansea and northwest through Lexington to end at SC 2 (current US 76) Chapin for a total distance of 161 miles.
In 1927, US 17 was assigned to SC 6 from Walterboro to Charleston; US 21 was assigned from Ruffin to Orangeburg.
In 1928, SC 6 south was truncated to Orangeburg, replaced by US 21 Orangeburg to Ruffin; SC 64 Ruffin to Walterboro; US 17 Walterboro to Charleston (today this is SC 64, US 17, S-10-40, SC 174, SC 162, US 17).
In 1929 or 1930, SC 6 was rerouted at North to continue south through Norway and Denmark to end at SC 64 Olar. This was a replacement for part of SC 2. The old route North to Orangeburg became part of SC 24 (now US 178).
About 1931, Lake Murray was built, requiring SC 6 to be rerouted north of Lexington. SC 6 was given its current path to Ballentine. Lexington to Chapin was downgraded to secondary status with the middle third under the lake. Later both sides of the lake became SC 552. Today they are S-32-51 and S-32-52.
By 1938, SC 6 was extended south as new routing to SC 33 (current US 301-321 NB split).
In 1939, SC 6 was rerouted radically at Swansea to continue east to St. Matthews, Creston, Eutawville (all replacing SC 45), then continuing to end at US 52 Moncks Corner (all replacing SC 46). The old SC 6 from Swansea to below Olar became SC 5 (US 321 today).
In 1942, Lake Moultrie appeared (called Pinopolis Lake, then) requiring SC 6 to be rerouted around the southside of the lake to reach Moncks Corner. SC 6 replaced part of SC 260 and SC 311 to accomplish this. Only a small piece of old SC 6 from Pinopolis south remained above water and became SC 668 (now S-8-5).
Improvements: SC 6 was paved from Charleston over to around Ravenel by 1923.
In 1927, SC 6 was paved from Rowesville to Orangeburg.
In 1928, the remaining SC 6 was all unpaved.
In 1929 or 1930, SC 6 was paved from Swansea to North.
In 1931, SC 6 was paved from Lexington to Ballentine.
In 1932, SC 6 was paved from North to Denmark.
In 1934, SC 6 was paved from Lexington to Edmund and also from Denmark to Olar.
In 1937 SC 6 became fully paved from Olar to Ballentine.
In 1938 the Olar piece southward was unpaved.
In 1939 after the major SC 6 rerouting, SC 6 was paved from Ballentine to Swansea; US 21 (current US 176) to Santee; Pinopolis to Moncks Corner.
In 1942, SC 6 was paved from Santee to Eutawville.
Between 1943-46 SC 6 was paved from Swansea to St. Matthews and also from SC 311 to Moncks Corner.
In 1949 SC 6 was paved from Eutawville to the Berkeley County Line.
The remaining piece of SC 6 from the Orangeburg-Berkeley Line to SC 311 was paved in 1950.
SC 6 was 4-laned on its US 378 duplex in 1978. No other multilane segments shown on the 2006 Official Map.
Comment: SC 6 bears no resemblance to its original routing anymore.
SC 6 bears the distinction of being underneath parts of 2 lakes; it crosses the Lake Murray Dam directly and is often very close to the Lake Moultrie southern berm.
SC 7
From: US 17 Charleston (Charleston County)
To: US 52US 78 North Charleston (Charleston County).
Total Length: 6 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 52: 0 - 0
I-526 (exit 9): 0.1 - 0.1
SC 61: 1.3 - 1.4
SC 171: 1.7 - 3.1
I-26 (exit 216): 2.1 - 5.2
US 52, US 78: 0.8 - 6
Creation: SC 7 was created in 1956 as new construction. This is the 2nd SC 7.
Adjustments: None
Improvements: SC 7 was paved upon designation
SC 7 was 4-laned from SC 171 to US 52-78 upon designation.
SC 7 was 4-laned from SC 171 to SC 61 between 1965-67.
SC 7 was 4-laned from SC 61 to US 17 by the mid-70's.
By the late 70's, SC 7 was 6-laned from SC 171 to Azalea Dr. and also from SC 61 to US 17.
Comment: SC 7 was built to connect the West Ashley area of Charleston County to the Naval Base/Shipyard area.
Previous SC 7's: SC 7 #1: An original state route. Ran from Georgia (GA 36) at Calhoun Falls east to Abbeville, Greenwood, Clinton, Whitmire, Chester, Rock Hill and Fort Mill before heading into North Carolina as NC 261.
In 1927, SC 7 from Chester to North Carolina became part of US 21.
In 1928, SC 7 east was truncated to US 21 (current US 321 Bus/SC 72 Bus jct) Chester, replaced by US 21. Today that is now SC 72-121, SC 72 Bus, US 21 Bus, and US 21.
In 1942, SC 7 was renumbered as SC 72. Today it is still SC 72 or SC 72 Bus except between Abbeville and Greenwood where SC 7 was using S-1-133, S-1-3 and S-24-1.
SC 8
From: US 25SC 247SC 418 Ware Place (Greenville County)
To: US 276 near Cleveland (Greenville County).
Total Length: 44.6 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 25, SC 247, SC 418: 0 - 0
Anderson-Greenville Line: 4 - 4
SC 20: 0.7 - 4.7
US 29: 3.4 - 8.1
I-85 (exit 32): 1.1 - 9.2
SC 81 SB: 1.5 - 10.7
SC 81 NB: 2 - 12.7
SC 88: 0.3 - 13
SC 86: 3.5 - 16.5
Pickens-Anderson Line: 1.2 - 17.7
SC 135: 3.1 - 20.8
US 123: 0.4 - 21.2
SC 93: 1 - 22.2
SC 183 WB: 6.8 - 29
SC 183 EB: 0.4 - 29.4
SC 186: 3.2 - 32.6
SC 135: 5.4 - 38
SC 288: 0.6 - 38.6
SC 11 WB: 3.9 - 42.5
SC 11 EB: 0.5 - 43
Greenville-Pickens Line: 1.3 - 44.3
US 276: 0.3 - 44.6
Creation: SC 8 is an original state route. In 1922 it ran from the Georgia State Line (as GA 8) near Hartwell, GA northeast to Anderson, Greenville, Greer, Spartanburg, Gaffney, and Blacksburg before exiting into North Carolina at Grover, NC (as NC 205).
Adjustments: In 1927, US 29 was assigned to the entirety of SC 8
In 1928, SC 8 was rerouted into essentially a different route altogether, from SC 20 Piedmont northwest through Easley to end at SC 14 (current US 178) Pickens. However, this included a 2-mile duplex with the US 29 route, thus this 2-miles (the current SC 81 duplex) has been SC 8 continuously back to the beginning.
In 1938, SC 8 east was rerouted as new primary highway to end at US 25 Ware Place instead of Piedmont. The old way from US 29 (now SC 81) to Piedmont became SC 86 (today this is all of S-4-17 and SC 86).
In 1941 or 1942, SC 8 was extended a mile west with SC 183 from Pickens, then northwest to the Keowee River as new primary routing.
In 1948, SC 8 west was truncated to Pickens. The road from SC 183 to the Keowee River became S-39-32. Today a little west of Keowee-Toxaway State Park is probably underwater and a small piece of today's SC 133 uses this routing as well.
In 1956, SC 8 was extended north from Pickens to SC 11-288 Pumpkintown, replacing part of SC 183.
In 1972, SC 8 was extended north to its current end at US 276, replacing part of SC 11 which was rebuilt on the modern Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway.
Improvements:By 1923 SC 8 was paved only around Anderson.
By 1926 SC 8 was paved a few miles above Anderson, from Greenville to Greer and from Spartanburg to Gaffney.
After the rerouting in 1928, SC 8 was paved only on its US 29 duplex.
In 1929 or 1930, SC 8 was paved US 29 north to Pickens.
In 1931, SC 8 was paved from US 29 to Piedmont making SC 8 fully paved.
After the 1938 rerouting, SC 8 was UNpaved from Pelzer to Ware Place
SC 8 was paved from Pelzer to Ware Place in 1940.
The 1942 western extension to the Keowee River had an unpaved section on the western few miles.
The 1948 rescinding of the Pickens-west routing finally brought SC 8 to a fully paved route.
SC 8 was multilaned from Pickens to Easly between 1965-67. Official maps since 1990 no longer show this.
Comment: SC 8 is part of a useful short cut from I-385 to Clemson via SC 418 and SC 88. Otherwise SC 8 is a non-descript route essentially serving eastern Pickens County.

 
 
SC 9
From: SC 65 Cherry Grove Beach (Horry County)
To: North Carolina State Line near New Prospect (Spartanburg County). The route continues as NC 9 to Montreat, NC.
Total Length: 263.2 miles (SC + NC 9 = 311 miles)  
ROUTE LOG
SC 65: 0 - 0
US 17 SB: 1.8 - 1.8
SC 90: 0.9 - 2.7
US 17 NB: 0.1 - 2.8
SC 31: 2 - 4.8
SC 905: 5.3 - 10.1
SC 9 Bus: 7.2 - 17.3
US 701: 6.5 - 23.8
SC 9 Bus, SC 410: 6.4 - 30.2
US 76 EB: 11.4 - 41.6
Marion-Horry Line: 0.7 - 42.3
US 76 WB: 0.9 - 43.2
Dillon-Marion Line: 2.5 - 45.7
SC 41: 6.1 - 51.8
SC 57 SB: 12.5 - 64.3
US 301 SB, US 501 SB, SC 34: 1 - 65.3
US 301 NB, US 501 NB: 1 - 66.3
I-95 (exit 193): 1.1 - 67.4
SC 57 NB: 3.3 - 70.7
Marlboro-Dillon Line: 7.4 - 78.1
SC 381: 4.7 - 82.8
US 15 NB, US 401 NB: 7.7 - 90.5
SC 9 Bus, SC 38 SB, SC 38 Bus: 1.2 - 91.7
US 15 SB, US 401 SB: 0.8 - 92.5
SC 385: 0.5 - 93
SC 9 Bus, SC 38 NB: 1.5 - 94.5
SC 79: 3.9 - 98.4
SC 912: 1.3 - 99.7
SC 177: 6.4 - 106.1
US 1 NB: 0.8 - 106.9
Chesterfield-Marlboro Line: 1.1 - 108
US 52 NB: 0.8 - 108.8
US 1 SB, US 52 SB: 1.4 - 110.2
SC 102: 11.5 - 121.7
SC 145: 0.3 - 122
SC 265: 3.9 - 125.9
SC 109 SB: 2.1 - 128
SC 109 NB, SC 268: 3.2 - 131.2
SC 151: 9.3 - 140.5
US 601 NB, SC 151 Bus: 0.4 - 140.9
SC 207: 0.5 - 141.4
US 601 SB: 2.9 - 144.3
Lancaster-Chesterfield Line: 3.8 - 148.1
SC 522: 6.9 - 155
US 521 SB, SC 9 Bus: 7.2 - 162.2
SC 200: 1.8 - 164
US 521 NB, US 521 Bus: 0.2 - 164.2
SC 9 Bus: 3.1 - 167.3
Chester-Lancaster Line: 2.6 - 169.9
US 21: 1.9 - 171.8
SC 99: 5.1 - 176.9
SC 901 SB: 3.1 - 180
SC 223: 0.2 - 180.2
SC 901 NB: 1.2 - 181.4
I-77 (exit 65): 0.2 - 181.6
SC 909: 3.3 - 184.9
SC 9 Bus, SC 72 EB, SC 121 NB: 6.5 - 191.4
US 321 SB, US 321 Bus, SC 97: 1.2 - 192.6
SC 72 WB, SC 72 Bus, SC 121 SB, SC 121 Bus: 1.9 - 194.5
SC 9 Bus: 0.7 - 195.2
US 321 NB: 0.4 - 195.6
SC 49 NB: 13.8 - 209.4
Union-Chester Line: 0.3 - 209.7
SC 49 WB: 0.3 - 210
SC 105: 2.2 - 212.2
SC 114: 8.9 - 221.1
SC 18 SB: 1.9 - 223
SC 18 NB: 1.1 - 224.4
Spartanburg-Union Line: 5.3 - 229.7
SC 150: 1.4 - 231.1
US 176 EB, SC 295: 2.3 - 234.4
I-585 Spur Begin, US 29: 8.6 - 243
SC 296: 0.4 - 243.4
I-585 Begin, I-585 Spur End, US 221: 1.2 - 244.6
I-585 NB (exit 25), US 176 WB: 0.3 - 244.9
I-85 Bus (exit 6): 1.4 - 246.3
I-85 (exit 75): 1.3 - 247.6
SC 292: 7.3 - 254.9
SC 11: 2.6 - 257.5
NC STATE LINE: 5.7 - 263.2
Creation: SC 9 is an original state route. In 1922 it ran from SC 10 (current US 221) Enoree east to Cross Anchor, Union, Lockhart, Chester, Lancaster, Pageland, Chesterfield, Cheraw, Bennettsville, then ending at SC 23 (current US 301-501) Dillon.
Adjustments: In 1925 or 1926, SC 9 was extended east as new routing to Lake View, then replaced SC 47 to Green Sea, then further east as new routing to Loris and Wampee and ending at Little River. Also, SC 9 was rerouted on its western end from Kelly replacing SC 92 to go to Jonesville, Pacolet and end at SC 19 (current SC 56) near Spartanburg. The original SC 9 from Kelly to Enoree via Union became SC 92. Today this is SC 92, SC 49, SC 18, and S-44-4.
In 1927, SC 9 was rerouted between Lancaster and Pageland on a more southern arc, avoiding the Tradesville area. The old route became secondary for a while, then SC 906, and again SC 9 as today.
In 1933, SC 9 was given a straight path from Loris to Little River. Loris to Wampee became secondary (probably S-26-348, S-26-347, and S-26-638 which used the now abandoned Star Bluff Ferry) while Wampee eastward became more of SC 90.
In 1936, SC 9 was extended north through Spartanburg via Boiling Springs to North Carolina, replacing SC 177.
In 1940, SC 9 was extended east as new routing to Cherry Grove Beach.
Between 1943-46, SC 9 was routed onto Pine St from Pacolet to Spartanburg over new routing. The old route became S-42-34 in 1948 and later SC 295.
In 1948, SC 9 east was truncated to US 17 Nixons Crossroads, leaving behind S-26-20 (today this is again SC 9).
In 1949, SC 9 was given a southern bypass of Chesterfield, roughly over what had been part of SC 100. The old route through town became SC 9 Business, which today has been decommissioned.
Also in 1949, SC 9 was given its direct routing from Lancaster to Pageland, replacing SC 906. The southern arc routing became SC 903 and SC 902 (now US 601).
In 1956, SC 9 received its southern bypass around Chester, leaving behind SC 9 Business.
Between 1960-62, SC 9 was rerouted in Spartanburg to use Pine St through to the new I-585 and following that to Boiling Springs Rd. The old route remained part of US 29 and Church St became SC 56. Between Church St and I-585 became a small piece of US 221 and a US 176-221 CONN.
Between 1965-67, SC 9 received its northern bypass of Lancaster, leaving behind SC 9 Business.
In 1974, SC 9 was rerouted on the north side of Dillon to intersect US 301-501 a mile north of downtown. Previously SC 9 came down Martin Luther King Jr Blvd (3rd Ave) and intersected SC 34 first before US 301-501.
The 1982 Official Map shows the Loris bypass open from US 701 east to SC 9 but does not label it as anything.
Between 1983-85, the entire Loris-Green Sea bypass was opened, leaving behind SC 9 Business.
Also between 1983-85, SC 9 received its western bypass of Bennettsville, leaving behind SC 9 Business. Today some of this is now only SC 385 and secondary routing.
In 1987 or 1988, SC 9 was re-extended to Cherry Grove Beach as a brief duplex with US 17, then replacing SC 65 out to the oceanfront.
Improvements:SC 9 was first paved in 1928 from Spartanburg to Glendale.
In 1931, SC 9 was paved from Glendale to Jonesville; Little Rock to a few miles east of Dillon; US 17 (now US 76) duplex in Nichols.
In 1932, SC 9 was paved from Chester to about 7 miles southeast of Lancaster; SC 265 jct to Wallace; today's SC 79 to Little Rock; Lake View to Nichols
In 1933 SC 9 was paved from Wallace to today's SC 79; Nichols to Green Sea
In 1934 SC 9 was paved from Kelly to Lockhart and now continuously between Chester and Loris.
The 1936 extension from Spartanburg to NC was paved upon designation.
In 1937, SC 9 was paved from Jonesville to Kelly.
In 1938, SC 9 was paved from Loris to about Longs.
In 1939, SC 9 was paved from Lockhart to Chester.
In 1940, SC 9 was paved from Longs to US 17.
In 1941 or 1942, SC 9 was paved from US 17 to Cherry Grove Beach, completing the hard surfacing of the route.
SC 9 was multilaned from Cheraw to Wallace and also on the I-585 multiplex down to a mile below US 29 between 1960-62.
Between 1965-67, SC 9 was multilaned from the Catawba River to the eastern end of the Lancaster Bypass.
In 1974, SC 9 was multilaned on a short segment east of Lockhart and also from I-95 to central Dillon.
In 1975, SC 9 was multilaned from Spartanburg out to Glendale; also from Cheraw west several miles.
In 1977, SC 9 was multilaned on the Chester Bypass; SC 265 to the piece from Cheraw; Wallace to Bennettsville
In 1978, SC 9 was mulitlaned from Fort Lawn to the Catawba River.
In 1979, SC 9 was multilaned from I-585 north to Parris Bridge Rd.
In 1982, the SC 9 bypass open from US 701 east to SC 9 Business was multilaned
Between 1983-85 the rest of the Green Sea-Loris bypass was opened as 4-lane. Also during this time when SC 9 was placed on the US 15-401 bypass of Bennettsville it was already multilane.
Between 1986-88 SC 9 was multilaned from Parris Bridge Rd north to Boiling Springs.
In 1987 or 1988 SC 9 was multilaned from the east end of Loris bypass to US 17.
In 1992 SC 9 was 4-laned from SC 909 across I-77 to Richburg.
Between 1993-96 SC 9 was 4-laned from Glendale to the new US 176-SC 9-SC 295 jct near Pacolet.
Between 1998-2000 SC 9 was multilaned from US 17 to Cherry Grove Beach
Comment: SC 9 is probably South Carolina's most important non-US route, crossing the northern tier of South Carolina from Spartanburg to Chester, Lancaster, Chesterfield, Cheraw, Bennettsville, Dillon, to the Grand Strand.
In my opinion SC 9 from Cheraw east to the beach should be part of an extended US 220.
SC 9 Business  not currently assigned
Previous SC 9 Business: SC 9 Business: Created about 1949 when SC 9 was given its southern bypass of Chesterfield.
The 1955 Official is the last to show a Business-Bypass setup. The 1956 Official shows only one route through Chesterfield.
SC 9 Business used Main St through Chesterfield.
The 1949 Official Map on the reverse shows a SC 9 Business sign graphic, which is how I know Chesterfield didn't have a SC 9 ALT.
BUSINESS
SC 9 Business

From: US 321SC 9 west of Chester (Chester County)
To: SC 9SC 72SC 97SC 121 Chester (Chester County).
Total Length: 2.8 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 321, SC 9: 0 - 0
US 321 Bus NB, SC 97 Bus NB: 1.2 - 1.2
US 321 Bus SB, SC 72 Bus WB, SC 97 Bus SB, SC 121 Bus SB: 0.2 - 1.4
SC 72 Bus EB, SC 121 Bus NB: 0.1 - 1.5
SC 9, SC 72, SC 97, SC 121: 1.3 - 2.8
Creation: Appeared in 1956 when SC 9 was routed around the south side of Chester. This was of course mainline SC 9 prior.
Adjustments: None
Improvements: Fully paved upon designation.
It appears the west half of SC 9 Business was multilaned in 1989 or 1990.
Comment: SC 9 Business uses Pinckney, Center, Main, and Gadsden Sts. through Chester.
BUSINESS
SC 9 Business

From: SC 9 west of Lancaster (Lancaster County)
To: US 521SC 9 Lancaster (Lancaster County).
Total Length: 5.4 miles  
ROUTE LOG
SC 9: 0 - 0
SC 914: 1.9 - 1.9
US 521 Bus NB, SC 200 NB: 1.8 - 3.7
US 521 Bus SB, SC 200 SB: 0.2 - 3.9
US 521, SC 9: 1.5 - 5.4
Creation: Appeared between 1965-67 when SC 9 was given a northern bypass of Lancaster. This was SC 9 mainline prior
Adjustments: None
Improvements: Fully paved upon designation.
There are no multilane segments shown on the 2006 Official.
Comment: SC 9 Business uses Meeting, May, and Arch Sts. through Lancaster.
SC 9 Business east of Main was original SC 906 before 1949.
BUSINESS
SC 9 Business

From: SC 9SC 410 Green Sea (Horry County)
To: SC 9 east of Loris (Horry County).
Total Length: 14.1 miles  
ROUTE LOG
SC 9, SC 410 NB: 0 - 0
SC 410 SB, SC 917: 1.5 - 1.5
US 701: 6.3 - 7.8
SC 9: 6.3 - 14.1
Creation: The creation date for SC 9 Business is unclear. The 1982 Official shows SC 9 bypass open from US 701 eastward. Thus SC 9 Business may have briefly from US 701 eastward.
Adjustments: Between 1983-85 SC 9 Business was extended west from Loris to its current end. A lot of maps including officials imply SC 9 Business goes with SC 410 to Green Sea north of SC 9 but it was not posted that way when I went there in the late 80s.
Improvements: Fully paved upon designation.
There are no multilane segments on this SC 9 Business.
Comment: SC 9 Business uses Main St through Loris.
BUSINESS
SC 9 Business

From: SC 9 west of Bennettsville (Marlboro County)
To: US 15US 401SC 9SC 38 Bennettsville (Marlboro County).
Total Length: 2.7 miles  
ROUTE LOG
SC 9: 0 - 0
SC 38 Bus NB: 1.0 - 1.0
SC 385 SB: 0.7 - 1.7
SC 385 NB: 0.1 - 1.8
US 15, US 401, SC 9, SC 38 Bus END: 0.6 - 2.4
Creation: Appeared between 1983-1985 when SC 9 was given its southern bypass of Bennettsville. This had been SC 9 mainline prior.
Adjustments: It is unclear whether SC 9 had been rerouted in Bennettsville to follow SC 38 through town out to the much older US 15-401 Bypass (instead of following Main St north to Tyson) or if this change occurred after the SC 9 Bypass was built.
Improvements: Fully paved upon designation.
There are no multilane segments on this SC 9 Business.
Comment: SC 9 Business uses Cheraw St, Main St and Broad St. through Bennettsville.

Last Update: 26 November 2006

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