SC 39
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From: (Barnwell County)
To: Cold Point (Laurens County)
Total Length: 100.3 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 278: 0 - 0
US 78 WB: 4.7 - 4.7
US 78 EB: 0.3 - 5
SC 37: 8.1 - 13.1
Orangeburg-Barnwell Line: 0.4 - 13.5
SC 4 WB: 2.3 - 15.8
SC 4 EB: 0.1 - 15.9
Aiken-Orangeburg Line: 4.0 - 19.9
SC 394: 0.9 - 20.8
SC 389: 5.2 - 26
SC 113, SC 302: 2.5 - 28.5
I-20 (exit 33): 12.0 - 40.5
SC 391: 1.6 - 42.1
US 1: 6.7 - 48.8
Saluda-Aiken Line: 0.3 - 49.1
SC 23 EB: 0.4 - 49.5
SC 392: 2.9 - 52.4
SC 23 WB: 0.8 - 53.2
US 178 EB: 11.0 - 64.2
SC 121 SB: 1.3 - 65.5
US 378: 0.2 - 65.7
SC 121 NB: 0.2 - 65.9
US 178 WB: 0.1 - 66.0
SC 702: 3.5 - 69.5
Newberry-Saluda Line: 9.5 - 79.0
SC 34: 0.4 - 79.4
SC 56: 1.8 - 81.2
Laurens-Newberry Line: 3.4 - 84.6
SC 560: 6.0 - 90.6
SC 72: 1.0 - 91.6
US 221: 8.7 - 100.3
Creation: SC 39 was an original state route running from SC 21 (current US 25) Edgefield east to SC 12 (current SC 39) Moneta. This is the only SC 39.
Adjustments: In 1923, SC 39 was extended southeast as new primary routing through Wagener to end at SC 1 (now likely S-2-14) Perry.

1922 Auto Trails
SC 39 Edgefield to Moneta
1922 Auto Trails
1923 Auto Trails
SC 39 extended to Perry
1923 Auto Trails

In 1924, SC 39 was extended south replacing part of SC 1 to end at SC 4 Springfield.
In 1925 or 1926, SC 39 was extended as new primary routing from Edgefield west to end at SC 20 (now US 221/SC 28) Modoc and southwest from Springfield replacing part of SC 4 to end at SC 27 (now US 78) Williston.

1924 Blue Book
SC 39 extended to Sprinfield
1924 Blue Book
1926 Official
SC 39 extended both directions
1926 Official

In 1935, SC 39 was rerouted at Ridge Spring to instead replace SC 392 northwest through Saluda to Cold Point. The route west to Modoc became part of SC 23.

1926 Official
SC 392 Ridge Spring to Cold Point
1926 Official
1935 Official
SC 392 reduced to current routing
1935 Official

In 1937, SC 39 was extended west as new primary routing from Cold Point through Ware Shoals to end at US 178 Shoals Jct.
Also in 1937, SC 39 was extended southwest from Williston as new primary routing to end at SC 64 (now SRS B) Dunbarton.
SC 39 was removed from Soule Chapel Church Rd/Poplar Springs Rd loop south of Cross Hill by 1940.
In 1940, SC 39 was extended south as new primary routing to end at SC 28-282 (now SC 125) near Millet.
In 1941, SC 39 was extended south over SC 282 to end at SC 282 in Millett.
In 1947, SC 39 south was truncated to SC 64 Dunbarton, leaving behind S-6-15 (now SRS 8), S-3-24, and S-3-17.
Also in 1947, SC 39 north was truncated to Cold Point, leaving behind S-30-6 and US 25. A discontinuous piece of SC 39 remained from Shoals Jct to Ware Shoals.
In 1950, the SC 39 piece between Shoals Jct and Ware Shoals was renumbered as SC 420.

1937 Official
SC 39 extended west to US 178
1937 Official
1949 Official
SC 39 discontinuous piece
1949 Official
1951 Official
SC 420 replaces SC 39
1951 Official

In late 1952, SC 39 south was truncated to SC 28 (now US 278) at the Savannah River Site boundary. The old route south to Dunbarton is now SRS routing, except a couple pieces near Dunbarton are underneath Par Pond.

1937 Official
SC 39 extended south to Dunbarton
1937 Official
1940 Official
SC 39 extended south to SC 28-282
1940 Official
1941 Official
SC 39 extended south to Millett
1941 Official
1948 Official
SC 39 truncated to Dunbarton
1948 Official
1953 Official
SC 39 truncated to SRS boundary
1953 Official

Improvements: Around 1929, SC 39 was paved from Johnston to US 1.
SC 39 was paved from Edgefield to Johnston in 1934.
In 1935, SC 39 was paved from Wagener to Perry.
In 1936, SC 39 was paved from Saluda to Chappells and from Cross Hill to Cold Point.
In 1937, SC 39 was paved from Williston to Springfield; also from Ridge Spring to Saluda; also Chappells to Cross Hill except from SC 56 to the Laurens County Line; also Shoals Jct to Ware Shoals.
In 1939, SC 39 was paved from Springfield to Perry, also the gap at SC 56 was paved.
In 1940, SC 39 was paved from Dunbarton to Williston.
In 1941, SC 39 was paved from Wagener to SC 391.
The last piece of SC 39 to be paved was SC 391 to US 1, between 1943-46.
There are no multilane segments on SC 39.
Comment: SC 39 is one of the longer state routes that I have driven very little. As designated, it does not constitute a through route to much of anywhere.


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