SC 70
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From: Barnwell (Barnwell County)
To: near Cordova (Orangeburg County)
Total Length: 29.7 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 278, SC 64: 0 - 0
SC 3: 0.4 - 0.4
SC 304: 6.9 - 7.3
Bamberg-Barnwell Line: 2.1 - 9.4
US 321 SB: 5.0 - 14.4
US 78: 0.3 - 14.7
US 321 NB: 0.4 - 15.1
Orangeburg-Bamberg Line: 4.8 - 19.9
SC 332: 2.7 - 22.6
US 301, US 601: 7.1 - 29.7
Creation: SC 70 appeared in 1936 or 1937 as new primary routing, running from SC 6 (now US 321) Denmark west to the Barnwell County line. This is the only SC 70.
Adjustments: In 1938, SC 70 was extended west as new primary routing to end at SC 37-64 (now S-6-1) Barnwell.
In 1940, SC 70 was extended through Denmark with SC 5 (now US 321), then northeast as new primary routing to end at SC 332 west of Cope. Also, SC 70 was extended west with SC 64 a mile, then southwest as new primary routing to end at today's S-6-573 well south of Snelling.
In 1942, SC 70 was extended southwest as more new primary routing to SC 28 (now SC 125), then with SC 28 to Martin, then southeast as more new primary routing to end at SC 37-631 (now SC 3).

1937 Official
SC 70 out of Denmark
1937 Official
1938 Official
SC 70 extended to Barnwell
1938 Official
1940 Official
SC 70 extended both directions
1940 Official
1942 Official
SC 70 extended further south
1942 Official

In 1947, SC 70 between Martin and Barnwell was decommissioned to S-3-45; S-6-34 (now S-6-20); S-6-20 (note that SC 70 used Cottonwood Rd loop). SC 70 east was truncated back to Denmark leaving behind S-5-17 and S-38-42.
In 1951, the discontinuous piece of SC 70 south of Martin was downgraded to S-3-47.
Between 1953-57, SC 70 was removed from S-6-11 Main St and placed on Allen St
In 1958, SC 70 was re-extended over S-5-17, S-38-42 (much of which had actually been fully abandoned), and S-38-62 to end at US 301-601 near Cordova.

1948 Official
SC 70 shortened up
1948 Official
1951 Official
SC 70 discontinuous piece removed
1951 Official
1958 Official
SC 70 extended to US 301-601
1958 Official

Improvements: SC 70 from Barnwell to Denmark was paved in 1939.
In 1941, SC 70 was paved on its SC 28 multiplex.
SC 70 wasn't paved east of Denmark until it was re-extended east in 1958. The discontinuous piece below Martin was never paved before it was downgraded.
No multilane sections exist on SC 70.
Comment: SC 70 serves as a direct route from the Orangeburg area to Barnwell.


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