SC 173
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From: Ridgeville (Dorchester County)
To: (Dorchester County)
Total Length: 1.6 miles  
ROUTE LOG
SC 27: 0 - 0
US 78: 1.6 - 1.6
Creation: SC 173 appeared in 1940 as a renumbering of SC 27 from US 78 to Ridgeville then continued as new primary routing west to US 15 Grover.This is the 2nd SC 173.
Adjustments: In 1942, SC 173 was extended east (after a small gap between US 78 and the Berkeley County line) to SC 31 (now US 176).
In 1947, SC 173 east was truncated back to US 78. The bit to the Berkeley line was never placed into the primary system and the Berkeley County part became S-8-32. Also, SC 173 west was truncated to SC 27 Ridgeville, leaving behind S-18-19.
Improvements: paved upon inception on its current routing; no multilane segments
Comment: SC 173 is the shortest primary highway in S.C. to not cross a state line...

1937 Official
SC 173 #1 and SC 27 out of Ridgeville
1937 Official
1940 Official
SC 173 swaps with SC 27 and extends west to US 15
1940 Official
1942 Official
SC 173 extended east to SC 31
1942 Official
1947 Official
SC 173 reduced to current routing
1947 Official

Previous SC 173's:

1939 ROUTE LOG
SC 27: 0 - 0
US 78, SC 2: 1.3 - 1.3
SC 173 #1: Appeared in 1937 as new routing running from SC 27 (now SC 173) north to US 78/SC 2.
In 1940, SC 173 was renumbered as part of SC 27. See scans above.

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