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South Carolina Highway 49

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Existed:  1937 – present
North end:  NC 49 in Lake Wylie
Constructed  1937
South end:  US 221 in Watts Mills
Length  126.7 km
Counties  Laurens County, South Carolina

South Carolina Highway 49 is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of South Carolina. It traverses north–south from Watts Mills to the North Carolina state line, in Lake Wylie.


Map of SC-49, South Carolina, USA

Route description

SC 49 is part of a three-state highway 49, that totals 325 miles (523 km), from Watts Mills, South Carolina to Crewe, Virginia.


Established in 1937 as a renumbering of SC 163; it ran from U.S. Route 321, in York, to the North Carolina state line, in Lake Wylie. In 1956, SC 49 was extended southwest to its current southern terminus at US 221, in Watts Mills; replacing SC 91 from York to Monarch, SC 92 from Monarch to Cross Anchor, and SC 30 from Cross Anchor to Watts Mills.

In 1960 or 1961, SC 49 was rerouted from Lockhart to Mount Tabor. At an unknown date, SC 49 was rerouted north around downtown Union.

One previous SC 49 existed from around 1927-1935, from Myrtle Beach to the North Carolina state line in Little River. In 1932, most of SC 49 north of Myrtle Beach was replaced by US 117; by 1935, the rest of SC 49 (and US 117) was replaced by US 17.


South Carolina Highway 49 Wikipedia

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