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The Highways of South Carolina SC 180 to 189 
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SC 180  not currently assigned
Previous SC 180's: SC 180: Created in 1941 or 1942 as new paved routing. Ran as a 2-mile cutoff between US 29 and SC 18 northeast of Gaffney.
In 1948, SC 180 was downgraded to S-11-32. Today, most of SC 180 is part of SC 329.
SC 181
From: SC 81 Starr (Anderson County)
To: Georgia State Line (Anderson County). GA 181 continues to US 29 east of Hartwell, GA
Total Length: 7 miles (SC + GA 181 = 9 miles)  
ROUTE LOG
SC 81: 0 - 0
SC 412: 0.5 - 0.5
SC 187 NB: 3.2 - 3.7
SC 187 SB: 0.9 - 4.6
GA STATE LINE: 2.4 - 7
Creation: Appeared in 1942 as a renumbering of part of SC 81. This is the 2nd SC 181.
Adjustments: None
Improvements: SC 181 was paved upon designation; no multilane sections shown on 2005 Official Map.
Comment: SC 181's original east end was SC 81 and SC 82 - all three routes ended at the intersection.
SC 181 serves as a backdoor route from Anderson to Hartwell, GA.
Previous SC 181's: SC 181 #1: Appeared in 1923 as new primary routing. Ran from SC 2 (current SC 59-130 jct) Seneca south to SC 18 (current SC 24) Tokeena Crossroads.
In 1939, SC 181 was extended south as new routing to SC 182 Fair Play.
In 1942, SC 181 was renumbered as SC 59.
SC 182
From: SC 59SC 243 Fair Play (Oconee County)
To: SC 24 Oakway (Oconee County).
Total Length: 9.6 miles  
ROUTE LOG
SC 59, SC 243: 0 - 0
SC 24: 9.6 - 9.6
Creation: Created as new primary routing in 1925 or 1926. Ran as it does today, plus extended southwest into Georgia to meet GA 59.
Adjustments: SC 182 south was truncated to Fair Play in 1942, replaced by SC 59. Today that portion below I-85 is S-37-11.
Improvements: SC 182's current routing was paved in 1941 or 1942; no multilane sections on the 2005 Official Map
Comment: SC 182 is very non-direct in its path between SC 59 and SC 24. SC 182 comes within a whisker of touching SC 11, but they do not technically intersect.
SC 183
From: US 76US 123 Westminster (Oconee County)
To: I-385 BUSUS 29 Greenville (Greenville County).
Total Length: 48.4 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 76, US 123: 0 - 0
SC 28 NB: 7.6 - 7.6
SC 28 SB: 0.1 - 7.7
SC 11: 3.2 - 10.9
SC 188: 3.8 - 14.7
SC 130 NB: 3.7 - 18.4
SC 130 SB: 1.6 - 20
Pickens-Oconee Line: 1.2 - 21.2
SC 133: 4.3 - 25.5
SC 137: 2.1 - 27.4
US 178: 0.9 - 28.3
SC 8 SB: 0.2 - 28.5
SC 8 NB: 0.4 - 28.9
SC 135: 5.7 - 34.6
Greenville-Pickens Line: 6.4 - 41
US 25: 2.1 - 43.1
SC 253: 2.6 - 45.7
US 123: 2.3 - 48
SC 20: 0.2 - 48.2
I-385 BUS, US 29: 0.2 - 48.4
Creation: Created in 1928 as a renumbering of part of original SC 18. Originally ran only from SC 13-18 (current US 76-123) Westminster to SC 2 (current SC 28) Walhalla.
Adjustments:SC 183 was extended east as new routing to Pickens by 1930.
In 1931, SC 183 was extended northeast to end at SC 284 (current US 276) Marietta.
In 1937 or 1938, SC 183 was rerouted at Pickens to go north to US 276 below Caesars Head. The old route to Marietta went unnumbered for a time but is now SC 186.
In 1939, SC 183 was extended west from Westminster after a brief US 76 multiplex over to Madison, then west to Georgia where current GA 184 EB ends.
In 1948, SC 183 west was truncated back to Westminster, leaving behind S-37-34 and S-37-160.
In 1956, SC 183 was rerouted at Pickens to head due east to Greenville, ending at US 25-29 Main St. (current SC 20). This rerouting replaced all of SC 416.
Between 1960-64, SC 183 was extended east to its current end, as US 29 was moved from Main St to Church St.
Between 1968-70, SC 183 was rerouted due to the formation of Lake Keowee. Portions of old SC 183 are not underwater: last 0.2 mile of SC 188, S-37-12, and S-37-15. During this time SC 183 was also TEMP SC 11.
Improvements: SC 183 was paved between Walhalla and Westminster by 1932.
In 1933, SC 183 was paved from Pickens west to the Seneca River Bridge.
In 1937 or 1938, SC 183 was paved 5 miles east out of Pickens and from Walhalla to SC 134 (this is now the east end of S-37-12 I believe).
In 1939, SC 183 was paved from Westminster to Pumpkintown.
In 1941 or 1942, SC 183 was paved from Pumpkintown north to US 276.
All parts of SC 183 have been paved since 1948.
Between 1960-64, SC 183 was 4-laned from just west of today's SC 253 into central Greenville.
Between 1968-70, the 4-laning was extended west to US 25.
In 1971 or 1972, the 4-laning was extended a little futher west of US 25.
SC 183 might be multilane within the town of Pickens.
Comment: SC 183 serves the Oconee Nuclear Station, as well as provides a route across central Oconee and Pickens Counties.
The old SC 183 at the Georgia State Line passed by (or even over) one of South Carolina's few covered bridges to make it to modern times.

 
SC 184
From: SC 252 near Ware Shoals (Abbeville County)
To: Georgia State Line west of Iva (Anderson County). The route continues as GA 368, ending at GA 77 near Elberton, GA.
Total Length: 34.8 miles  
ROUTE LOG
SC 252: 0 - 0
US 178: 5.3 - 5.3
SC 20 SB, SC 185 EB: 3.9 - 9.2
SC 20 WB, SC 185 WB: 0.4 - 9.6
SC 201: 4 - 13.6
SC 28 SB: 5.4 - 19
SC 284 WB: 0.4 - 19.4 SC 28 NB, SC 284 EB: 0.6 - 20
Anderson-Abbeville Line: 2.9 - 22.9
SC 81 NB, SC 413: 5 - 27.9
SC 81 SB: 0.3 - 28.2
SC 187: 5.2 - 33.4
GA STATE LINE: 1.4 - 34.8
Creation: Created about 1928. Ran only from SC 82 (current SC 81) Iva east to SC 18 (current SC 28) Antreville.
Adjustments: In 1937 or 1938, SC 184 was extended west to the Georgia State Line.
In 1940, SC 184 was extended east to SC 20-185 Due West.
In 1948, SC 184 east was truncated back to Antreville, leaving behind an unknown secondary route.
In 1950, SC 184 was re-extended east to SC 20-185 Due West.
In 1955 or 1956, SC 184 was extended over what had been part of SC 20 to end at US 178 Donalds.
In 1971 or 1972, SC 184 was extended east to SC 252 over a secondary road that had once been SC 256.
Improvements: SC 184 was paved from Antreville to Georgia in 1937 or 1938.
All other parts of SC 184 have been paved since 1948.
No multilane sections are shown on the 2005 Official Map.
Comment: SC 184 serves Erskine College, in Due West.
I-185
SC 185
From: SC 28 south of Anderson (Anderson County)
To: US 25US 178 Hodges (Greenwood County).
Total Length: 26.8 miles  
ROUTE LOG
SC 28: 0 - 0
SC 284: 6.6 - 6.6
Abbeville-Anderson Line: 2.5 - 9.1
SC 20 NB: 2.5 - 11.6
SC 184 WB: 3.6 - 15.2
SC 184 EB: 0.4 - 15.6
SC 20 SB: 2.6 - 18.2
SC 203: 3.5 - 21.7
Greenwood-Abbeville Line: 0.9 - 22.6
US 25, US 178: 4.2 - 26.8
Creation: Created in 1937 or 1938 as new primary routing. Originally ran from SC 18 (current SC 28) to the Abbeville County Line.
Adjustments: In 1939, SC 185 was extended southeast to end at SC 20 Due West.
In 1940, SC 185 was extended to its current end in Hodges.
Improvements: SC 185 in Anderson County was paved in 1939.
SC 185 was paved between SC 203 and Hodges in 1940.
SC 185 was paved everywhere except between SC 20 SB split and SC 203 in 1941 or 1942.
SC 185 has been fully paved since 1949.
No multilane sections are shown on the 2005 Official Map.
Comment: SC 185 can be a useful alternative to go from Greenwood to Anderson.
Official maps imply SC 185 ends opposite SC 246 in Hodges, but that is not the case. If it ever was the case, it was changed by 1987.
SC 186
From: SC 8 (Pickens County)
To: US 276 Marietta (Greenville County).
Total Length: 14.9 miles  
ROUTE LOG
SC 8: 0 - 0
SC 135: 4.9 - 4.9
Greenville-Pickens Line: 5.6 - 10.5
US 276: 4.4 - 14.9
Creation: Created in 1939 as new primary routing. Originally ran from SC 183 (current SC 8) east to SC 135 Dacusville.
Adjustments: In 1940, SC 186 was extended northeast to end at US 276 Marietta.
Improvements: SC 186 was paved from SC 135 to US 276 in 1940.
SC 185 has been fully paved since 1948.
No multilane sections are shown on the 2005 Official Map.
Comment: SC 186 is basically a local route that shouldn't have much through traffic.
SC 187
From: SC 184 southwestern Anderson County
To: US 76SC 28 Pendleton (Anderson County).
Total Length: 31.6 miles  
ROUTE LOG
SC 184: 0 - 0
SC 181 WB: 5.6 - 5.6
SC 181 EB: 0.9 - 6.5
SC 412: 4.3 - 10.8
US 29: 1.7 - 12.5
SC 24 EB: 9.1 - 21.6
SC 24 WB: 2.7 - 24.3
I-85 (exit 14): 1.3 - 25.6
US 76, SC 28: 6 - 31.6
Creation: Resurrected as a state route in 1949, running the way it does now.
Adjustments:SC 187 originally appeared in 1940 as new primary routing, running between SC 184 and SC 81 (current SC 181).
In 1948, SC 187 was downgraded to secondary status for a year.
Improvements: SC 187 has been fully paved at all times.
No multilane sections shown on the 2005 Official Map.
Comment: SC 187 between SC 412 and SC 24 is part of the Savannah River National Scenic Byway.
SC 187 was not affected by the creation of Lake Hartwell.
SC 188
From: SC 28 Phinneys (Oconee County)
To: SC 183 Oconee County.
Total Length: 7.8 miles  
ROUTE LOG
SC 28: 0 - 0
SC 183: 7.8 - 7.8
Creation: Appeared in 1971 or 1972, running the way it does now. This replaced some secondary routing, but the lower 3/4 mile (S-37-60) was once part of SC 28, and the upper 3 miles were once part of SC 134, except the last 0.2 miles (S-37-12) which was part of SC 183 before Lake Keowee came along.
This is the 2nd SC 188.
Adjustments: None
Improvements: SC 188 was fully paved upon creation.
No multilane sections shown on 2005 Official Map.
Comment: SC 188 doesn't seem to serve any particular need not already served by SC 130.
Previous SC 188's: SC 188 #1: Created in 1940 as new primary routing. Ran from SC 185 to US 178 near Honea Path.
In 1941 or 1942, SC 188 was extended southwest to SC 184 near Antreville, for a total length of 11 miles.
SC 188 was downgraded in 1948 to S-1-36 and S-1-24.

Last Update: 7 July 2005

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