SC 5
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From: near Blacksburg (Cherokee County)
To: near Van Wyck (Lancaster County)
Total Length: 50.3 miles  
ROUTE LOG
I-85 (exit 102), SC 198: 0 - 0
US 29: 1.2 - 1.2
SC 97: 5.7 - 6.9
SC 55: 1.3 - 8.2
York-Cherokee Line: 0.5 - 8.7
SC 5 Bus: 9.8 - 18.5
US 321, SC 161 NB: 0.9 - 19.4
SC 49: 2.1 - 21.5
SC 161 SB: 2.1 - 23.6
SC 5 Bus: 0.1 - 23.7
SC 901 NB: 8.8 - 32.5
SC 322: 0.6 - 33.1
SC 72, SC 901 SB: 2.6 - 34.7
SC 121 SB: 0.1 - 34.8
SC 121 NB: 2.8 - 37.6
US 21 NB: 0.3 - 37.9
I-77 (exit 77): 0.7 - 38.6
US 21 SB: 4.3 - 42.9
Lancaster-York Line: 3.9 - 46.8
SC 75: 0.7 - 47.5
US 521: 2.8 - 50.3
Creation: An original state route that originally ran from SC 8 (now US 29) Blacksburg southeast to Sharon, then east through York and Rock Hill before heading south to end at SC 9 Ft Lawn. This is the only SC 5.
Adjustments: If SC 5 ever used these alignments it stopped doing so by 1929: S-46-710 Firetower Rd from Rock Hill to Lesslie; S-46-1721 Roddey Rd and Poverty Hill Ln in the Roddey area; S-46-846/997 and S-12-499 Theadore Rd.
In 1929, SC 5 was extended as new primary routing from Ft Lawn south to SC 97 (now SC 99) Great Falls.
In 1930, SC 5 was shown extending further south as projected routing to US 21 (now SC 34) Ridgeway.

1924 Blue Book
SC 5 Blacksburg to Ft Lawn
1924 Blue Book
1929 Official
SC 5 extended to Great Falls
1929 Official
1930 Official
SC 5 projected to Ridgeway
1930 Official

If SC 5 ever used these alignments it stopped doing so by 1934: Augusta Rd at Rowell; S-12-524 north of Landsford; S-12-435/137/418 south of Landsford; S-12-199 Hindman Rd north of Ft. Lawn
In 1936 or 1937, SC 5 was extended northwest as new primary routing from Blacksburg to SC 111 (now SC 18) near the North Carolina line.

1930 Official
SC 5 ending in Blacksburg
1930 Official
1938 official map
SC 5 extended to SC 18
1938 Official

In 1939, despite there still not being a completed route to Ridgeway, SC 5 was extended along US 21 south through Columbia to Dixiana, then replaced SC 3 south to Swansea, then replaced SC 6 south through Denmark to Olar where the route is shown as projected routing south towards Ulmers. SC 5 then also replaced SC 33 from Ulmers south through Fairfax and Estill before finally ending at US 17 Hardeeville. It is possible SC 5 replaced a designation of SC 33 ALT between today's SC 46 and US 17. SC 5 was 243 miles long at this point! About 1940, SC 5 was rerouted in Columbia to run from Gervais-Assembly-Taylor-Main to instead use Gervais-Main.
In 1940, SC 5 was completed from Olar south to Ulmers.
Also in 1940, SC 5 was completed from Ridgeway north to today's S-20-41. The 1940 Official suggests a temporary connection to SC 22 (now SC 200) south of Great Falls was accomplished using today's S-20-41, S-20-101 to Bucklick, S-20-55,Debutary Rd (no longer crosses Crooked Creek, and S-20-268.
In 1941, SC 5 was completed the rest of the way from Ridgeway to Great Falls.

1940 Official
SC 5 opened several miles above Ridgeway
1940 Official
1941 Official
SC 5 finished to Great Falls
1941 Official

Between 1943-48, SC 5 was rerouted in Columbia from Gervais-Main to Gervais-Assembly-Elmwood-Main.

1932 Texaco
SC 5 (look at US 21) original Columbia route
1932 Texaco
1942 Richland County
SC 5 moved from Assembly-Taylor to Main directly
1942 Richland County
1948 Richland County
SC 5 moved to Assembly-Elwood
1948 Richland County

In 1950, SC 5 south was truncated all the way to US 21 Bus/SC 322 Rock Hill. Rock Hill to Ridgeway became US 21 (except SC 5 used Boundary St and Old US 21 through Ft Lawn); Ridgeway to Columbia remained US 21; Columbia to Hardeeville became US 321. Note that the last SC 5 routing in the Columbia area used US 1 across the river and the US 1-21 CONN Old Charleston Hwy in West Columbia.

1930 Official
SC 3 and SC 6 from Dixiana to Olar
1930 Official
1939 Official
SC 5 replaces SC 3 and SC 6
1939 Official
1950 Official
US 321 replaces SC 5
1950 Official

1926 Official
SC 33 Hardeeville north through Fairfax
1926 Official
1939 Official
SC 5 replaces SC 33 south of Ulmers
1939 Official
1950 Official
US 321 replaces SC 5
1950 Official

In 1951, SC 5 was given its direct routing from Kings Creek to York, replacing a bit of SC 55 and a chunk of SC 324. The old route became SC 907 (now SC 97) from Kings Creek to Hickory Grove; SC 211 Hickory Grove to Sharon; SC 91 Sharon to York.
In 1959, SC 5 was rerouted between York and Rock Hill, replacing S-46-55 plus some new construction to SC 322, then replacing a primary route I don't know the designation for along Main St to downtown Rock Hill and US 21 Business Oakland Ave. The old route became parts of SC 161 and SC 274.
In 1960, SC 5 was extended east with US 21 Business and US 21 to Lesslie, then replaced SC 504 to the Catawba River, then continued as new construction across the river and over to US 521 east of Van Wyck.

1951 Official
SC 5 direct from Blacksburg to York
1951 Official
1959 Official
SC 5 rerouted york to Rock Hill
1959 Official
1960 Official
SC 5 replaces SC 504 corridor
1960 Official

In 1963, SC 5 was placed on one-way pairs in downtown Rock Hill, with EB using Black St and WB using the existing route along Main St.
In 1965 (bridge date), SC 5 was placed on newly constructed bypass of Lesslie, leaving behind S-46-6, S-46-160, and S-46-37.

1963 York County
SC 5 through Lesslie
1963 York County
1967 York County
SC 5 bypasses Lesslie
1967 York County

In 1986 SC 5 was given its bypass around the north of York which took over some of S-46-75. The old route through thown became SC 5 Business.

1967 York County
SC 5 through York
1967 York County
1986 York County
SC 5 bypasses York
1986 York County

In 1988, SC 5 was removed from Main St in downtown Rock Hill with both directions using Black St.

1962 York County
SC 5 using Main St through downtown
1962 York County
1963 York County
SC 5 one-way pair on Main and Black
1963 York County
2005 York County
SC 5 on Black St only
2005 York County

In 2008, SC 5 was rerouted at Kings Creek leaving behind S-11-687 and an extended SC 97.
Between May 2008 and Oct 2009 (GMSV), SC 5 was rerouted at Blacksburg to replace SC 198 over to I-85. The old route remained US 29 plus S-11-148 Shelby St and S-11-83 Carolina St.

1995 Cherokee County
SC 5 through Blacksburg to I-85 and SC 18
1995 Cherokee County
2010 Town of Blacksburg
SC 5 replaces SC 198 out to I-85
Note SC 198 was shifted eastward in 2003
2010 Town of Blacksburg

About 2009, SC 5 was removed from Alie Ln at Clark Fork west of York.
In 2013, SC 5 was rerouted around Rock Hill by following what had been posted as SC 5 TRUCK, following SC 901 and SC 72-121. The old route into downtown became SC 5 CONN, S-46-2, then just plain ol' Main St and Black St.

2012 Official
SC 5 through downtown Rock Hill
2013 Official
2013 Official
SC 5 around the south of downtown
2013 Official

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, 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 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.
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 1966-67 from Rock Hill to its split from US 21.
In 1990, SC 5 was multilaned from SC 322 west to just west of S-46-56.
In 2007, SC 5 was multilaned from SC 55 to US 29.
The 2008-09 relocation over SC 198 from US 29 to I-85 was multilaned at that time.
In 2012, SC 5 was multilaned on its york Bypass from S-46-64 to SC 49
In 2013, SC 5 was multilaned on its York Bypass from SC 5 Business west of York to S-46-64; SC 49 to SC 5-161 Bus.
Although the 2013 Official is the first to show it, it appears via GMSV that SC 5 was multilaned from SC 55 to the west end of the York bypass by 2009.
Comment: SC 5 serves as the suggested route from I-85 in South Carolina to Rock Hill.


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