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The Highways of South Carolina SC 250 to 259 
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SC 250  not currently assigned
Previous SC 250's: SC 250: Appeared in 1937 or 1938 as new routing. Ran from US 25 (current S-23-27) Donaldson north to US 276 Keeler Mill, 18 miles away.
In 1957 or 1958, SC 250 north was rerouted to end at US 25-276 Travelers Rest. The old piece to Keeler Mill became S-23-199.
SC 250 was renumbered as the US 25 Bypass of Greenville between 1968-70. Today it is just plain 'ol US 25.
SC 250 lasted long enough to have an exit with I-85...
SC 251  not currently assigned
Previous SC 251's: SC 251: Appeared in 1937 or 1938 as new primary routing. Ran from US 25 (current S-23-969) near Walnut Mtn. northeast 2.6 miles to the N.C. line.
North Carolina never numbered its side as a primary road and it continues as Mountain Page road over to US 176 Saluda, NC.
In 1948, SC 251 was downgraded to S-23-17.
SC 252
From: US 76US 178 near Broadway Lake (Anderson County)
To: US 76 Laurens (Laurens County).
Total Length: 37.4 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 76, US 178: 0 - 0
SC 413: 2 - 2
SC 20, SC 284: 4.3 - 6.3
US 76 WB, US 178 WB: 6.9 - 13.2
US 178 EB: 0.1 - 13.3
US 76 EB: 0.5 - 13.8
Abbeville-Anderson Line: 1.2 - 15
SC 184: 5.5 - 20.5
Greenwood-Abbeville Line: 2.1 - 22.6
US 25 Bus SB: 0.6 - 23.2
Laurens-Greenwood Line: 0.9 - 24.1
US 25 Bus NB: 0.9 - 25
US 25: 0.5 - 25.5
US 76: 11.9 - 37.4
Creation: Arrived in 1937 or 1938 as a new primary routing. Originally only ran from US 76 Honea Path to US 25 Ware Shoals.
Adjustments: In 1939, SC 252 was extended east to US 76 Laurens.
In 1948, SC 252 was reduced back to its original Honea Path to Ware Shoals routing.
In 1950, SC 252 was re-extended east to Laurens, and extended as new primary routing west to US 76-178 near Anderson.
Improvements: SC 252 was paved between Honea Path and Ware Shoals in 1939; All other parts of SC 252 were paved in 1950; no multilane sections are shown on the 2004 Official map.
Comment: SC 252 serves as a usable bypass of Belton by US 76-178 traffic.
SC 252's jct with SC 20-284 is grade separated.
SC 253
From: SC 124 west of Greenville (Greenville County)
To: SC 414 Tigerville (Greenville County).
Total Length: 19.3 miles  
ROUTE LOG
SC 124: 0 - 0
US 25: 0.5 - 0.5
SC 183: 1.9 - 2.4
US 276, BEGIN SC 291: 2.3 - 4.7
SC 291 SB: 0.2 - 4.9
SC 290 EB: 8.7 - 13.6
SC 290 WB: 0.2 - 13.8
SC 414: 5.5 - 19.3
Creation: Resurrected as a state route in 1950. Ran from US 25-276 (just US 276 now) north of Greenville to SC 414 Tigerville.
Adjustments: SC 253 originally appeared in 1939. It began at US 25-276 and formed an 11 mile loop around Paris Mtn State Park and ended at US 25-276 (now just US 276) in Travelers Rest.
In 1948, SC 253 was reduced to secondary status. The part around the north end of Paris Mtn to Travelers Rest became S-23-22. The other part may or may not have had that same secondary number.
In 1950, SC 253 was resurrected, but was given its N-S route to Tigerville instead of looping around to Travelers Rest.
About 1965 (shown as dotted line on '64 Official), SC 253 was extended southwest to SC 250 (current US 25).
Between 1968-70, SC 253 was extended southwest again to its current end at SC 124.
Improvements: SC 253 was partially paved in 1939, and was fully paved in all routings since 1941 or 1942
SC 253's multiplex with SC 291 was 4-laned between 1968-70; SC 253 was 4-laned for a short distance south of US 276 by 1977. No other multilane sections are shown.
Comment: SC 253 still serves as the way to get to Paris Mountain State Park.

 
 
SC 254
From: BUSSC 72 Greenwood (Greenwood County)
To: US 25 near Cokesbury (Greenwood County).
Total Length: 8.2 miles ( 
ROUTE LOG
SC 72 Bus: 0 - 0
US 25, US 178, SC 72: 1.3 - 1.3
SC 246: 5.7 - 7
US 25: 1.2 - 8.2
Creation: Arrived in 1940 as new primary routing, running the way it does now.
Adjustments: None
Improvements: SC 254 was fully paved between 1943-48; no multilane sections are shown on the 2004 Official map.
Comment: SC 254 provides a back way to Cokesbury from Greenwood.
Although it looks like SC 254 could have once been part of US 25 or its predecessors, it never was part of the Greenwood-Greenville corridor.

 
 
SC 255  not currently assigned
Previous SC 255's: SC 255: Appeared in 1939 as new routing. Ran from US 29-SC 250 (current US 25-SC 20) Gantt north to US 25 (now just Augusta Rd.) Greenville.
The 3 miles of SC 255 were renumbered as part of US 29, but it is unclear when exactly this took place. It did occur by 1953, however. Today, SC 255's routing is part of SC 20.

 
 
SC 256  not currently assigned
Previous SC 256's: SC 256: Appeared in 1940 as new primary routing. Ran as a 5 mile jaunt from US 178-SC 20 (current US 178-SC 184 jct) Donalds to SC 252 near Ware Shoals.
In 1948, SC 256 was downgraded to secondary status, but eventually became part of SC 184.

 
 
SC 257  not currently assigned
Previous SC 257's: SC 257: Appeared in 1940 as new routing. Ran as a 0.7 mile cutoff between SC 185 and SC 188 (current S-1-24) near Due West.
In 1941 or 1942, SC 257 was extended northwest to SC 284. Also SC 257 was extended southalong SC 185 to Due West, then southwest as new routing to end at SC 201 Fairs Crossroads.
In 1948, all 14 miles of SC 257 were eliminated to become: S-1-39 below Due West, SC 185 from Due West northward, and unknown secondary route from SC 185 to SC 284.
In 1950, SC 257 was resurrected from SC 185 northwest 6 miles to SC 252-284.
SC 257 was renumbered as part of SC 20 in 1955 or 1956.

 
 
SC 258  not currently assigned
Previous SC 258's: SC 258: Appeared in 1940 as new routing. Ran as a 3 mile spur north off of US 521 (current S-14-401) Alcolu, ending at today's S-14-220.
In 1948, SC 258 was downgraded to S-14-28.
SC 259  not currently assigned
Previous SC 259's: SC 259: Appeared in 1941 or 1942 as new routing. Ran from US 25 near the current I-20 exit east through Graniteville and ending at US 1-78 Aiken. This included a very brief multiplex with SC 191.
In 1948, all 9 miles of SC 259 were downgraded, to today's S-2-33 and S-2-895. Not sure if the part between SC 191 and US 1-78 was once S-2-33 as well and later renumbered or what all happened.

Last Update: 18 May 2005

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