SC 8
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From: Ware Place (Greenville County)
To: below Caesars Head (Greenville County)
Total Length: 44.6 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 25, SC 418: 0 - 0
Anderson-Greenville Line: 4.0 - 4.0
SC 20: 0.7 - 4.7
US 29: 3.4 - 8.1
I-85 (exit 32): 1.1 - 9.2
SC 81 SB: 1.5 - 10.7
SC 81 NB: 2.0 - 12.7
SC 88: 0.3 - 13
SC 86: 3.5 - 16.5
Pickens-Anderson Line: 1.2 - 17.7
SC 135: 3.1 - 20.8
US 123: 0.4 - 21.2
SC 93: 1.0 - 22.2
SC 183 WB: 6.8 - 29.0
SC 183 EB: 0.4 - 29.4
SC 186: 3.2 - 32.6
SC 135: 5.4 - 38.0
SC 288: 0.6 - 38.6
SC 11 WB: 3.9 - 42.5
SC 11 EB: 0.5 - 43.0
Greenville-Pickens Line: 1.3 - 44.3
US 276: 0.3 - 44.6
Creation: Appeared in 1928 as a renumbering of of SC 13 from SC 14 (now US 178) Picken to Easley, then continued southeast as new construction to end at SC 20 Piedmont. This is the 2nd SC 8.
Adjustments: In 1936 or 1937, SC 8 was rerouted at SC 81 to instead continue southeast as new primary routing through Pelzer and ending at US 25 Ware Place. The old route to Piedmont became SC 85 (now SC 86 and S-4-17).

1922 Auto Trails
SC 13 Pickens to Easley
1922 Auto Trails
1930 Official
SC 8 usurps SC 13 and goes to Piedmont
1930 Official
1937 Official
SC 8 rerouted throguh Pelzer to US 25
1937 Official

In 1940, SC 8 was removed from Walkers Mill Rd west of Ware Place.
In 1942, SC 8 was extended west with SC 183 out of Pickens a mile, then northwest as new primary routing through Nine Times to end at the Keowee River at Shallow Ford Bridge.
In 1947, SC 8 west was truncated back to Pickens, leaving behind SC 183 and S-39-32. West of Nine Times this is now SC 133, a little Cedar Creek Rd, abandoned routing through Keowee-Toxaway State Park, and Old Shallowford Bridge Rd.

1942 Official
SC 8 extended northwest of Pickens
1942 Official
1948 Official
SC 8 truncated back to Pickens
1948 Official

In 1956, SC 8 was extended northeast from Pickens, replacing SC 183 to end at SC 11-288 Pumpkintown.
In 1971, SC 8 was extended north replacing SC 11 to end at US 276 near Caesars Head.
Sometime in the 1990s the southeastern end of SC 8 was rebuilt to no longer touch SC 247.
Sometime after 1994 SC 8 was removed from 5th St at the northern SC 8-135 split.

1956 Official
SC 8 extended over SC 183 to Pumpkintown
1956 Official
1971 Official
SC 8 replaces SC 11 to US 276
1971 Official

Improvements: In 1930, SC 8 was paved US 29 (now SC 81) north to Pickens.
In 1931, SC 8 was paved from US 29 (now SC 81) to Piedmont making SC 8 fully paved.
After the 1938 rerouting, SC 8 was UNpaved from Pelzer to Ware Place
SC 8 was paved from Pelzer to Ware Place in 1940.
The 1942 western extension to the Keowee River had an unpaved section on the western few miles.
The 1948 rescinding of the Pickens-west routing finally brought SC 8 to a fully paved route.
SC 8 was multilaned from Pickens to Easly between 1966-67. Official maps from 1990-2006 stopped showing this for some reason.
Comment: SC 8 is part of a useful short cut from I-385 to Clemson via SC 418 and SC 88. Otherwise SC 8 is a non-descript route essentially serving eastern Pickens County.

Previous SC 8's:

1927 ROUTE LOG
GA STATE LINE: 0 - 0
SC 18 SB, SC 81: 15.4 - 15.4
SC 15 EB: 0.5 - 15.9
SC 18 NB: 0.1 - 16.0
SC 15 WB: 0.7 - 16.7
SC 2 WB: 31.5 - 48.2
SC 20: 0.2 - 48.4
US 25 SB, SC 21 SB: 0.2 - 48.6
US 76, SC 2 EB,: 0.7 - 49.3
US 25 NB, SC 21 NB: 1.0 - 50.3
US 176, SC 10, SC 19: 34.1 - 84.4
SC 11: 21.5 - 105.9
SC 5: 8.8 - 114.7
NC STATE LINE: 5.5 - 120.2
SC 8 #1: An original state route. Ran from the Georgia State Line near Hartwell Ga proceeding northwest through Anderson, Greenville, Greer, Spartanburg, and Gaffney before entering North Carolina east of Blacksburg.
By 1926 it appears SC 8 was removed from S-23-109 Fairview Rd/SC 290 betwen Taylors and Greer; also from Old Charlotte Rd east of Spartanburg
By 1927, it appears SC 8 was removed from the following: S-42-645S-42-646 through Wellford; S-42-317 loop west of I-26; S-42-1550 Main St/Vanderbilt Rd west of Spartanburg; S-42-817 Old Converse Rd and Harris
In 1928, SC 8 was eliminated in favor of US 29. Today it is under Lake Hartwell at the state line (2.6 miles north of current US 29 crossing); "Old 29" north of SC 412; US 29 to Anderson except George Merck Rd loop; US 29 Business into downtown Anderson; SC 81 to Greenville except A M Ellison Rd loop south of I-85, Irby Rd loop north of I-85, S-4-52 Powdersville Rd/S-4-74 Three Bridges Rd/SC 153 in the Powdersville area, S-4-143 Old Anderson Rd and Old Anderson Rd on both sides of the Saluda River bridge; Pendleton St/Main St/Buncombe Ave throguh Greenville; S-23-21 northeast out of Greenville; S-23-38 through Taylors; US 29; SC 290 through Greer to Duncan; SC 292 to Lyman; S-42-316 Spartanburg Rd thrgouh Wellford; US 29 to Spartanburg; Main St thrgouh Downtown Spartanburg; US 29 to the NC Line except in Gaffney it used Granard St to Mills St instead of cutting the corner as US 29 does now.

1924 Blue Book
SC 8 #1
1924 Blue Book
1930 Official
US 29 replaces SC 8
1930 Official


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