|Existed: 1952 – present|
|East end: SC 41 in Huger|
Length 24.8 km
|West end: To US 52 / US 17 Alt. near Moncks Corner|
County Berkeley County, South Carolina
South Carolina Highway 402 (SC 402) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of South Carolina. It serves to connect the community of Cordesville with the surrounding highways.
Map of SC-402, South Carolina, USA
SC 402 is a two-lane rural road that begins 0.2 miles (0.32 km) from US 52/US 17 Alt near Moncks Corner; the highways are connected by an unnamed secondary road (signage on US 52/US 17 Alt direct travelers "to" SC 402). From there, it goes east, through Cordesville and by the Huger Recreational Area, to Huger, where it ends at SC 41. Because it traverses mostly in or along Francis Marion National Forest, majority of the route is forested.
Originally established in 1928, it traversed from US 17, near Moncks Corner, to SC 40, near Whitehall Terrace. In 1939, SC 402 eastern terminus was truncated at Huger, its former routing to Whitehall Terrace replaced partly by SC 511 and the remainder becoming secondary roads: United Drive (S-8-598) and Guerins Bridge Road (S-10-98). In 1948, what remained of SC 402 was downgraded to a secondary road. In 1951 or 1952, it was re-established along the same routing now from US 52/US 17 Alt split, near Moncks Corner, to SC 41, in Huger. In the late 1980s, SC 402 was removed from the US 52/US 17 Alt split; truncated 0.3 miles (0.48 km) south from the split to a connector road to US 52/US 17 Alt.
The entire route is in Berkeley County.