SC 707
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From: Murrells Inlet (Georgetown County)
To: Myrtle Beach (Horry County)
Total Length: 12.6 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 17 Bus: 0 - 0
US 17: 0.4 - 0.4
Horry-Georgetown Line: 0.4 - 0.8
US 17: 11.8 - 12.6
Creation: SC 707 appeared in 1949 as a renumbering of part of US 501, running from SC 544 Socastee east to US 501 Myrtle Beach. This is the 2nd SC 707.
Adjustments: In 1956, SC 707 was rerouted to meet US 501 further west, using Socastee Hwy. This left behind S-26-15 Old Conway Hwy. north of the airport and Emory Rd (now also Powell Lane) south of it. This change was made to make room for the current Myrtle Beach Airport/Air Force Base expansion.
In 1981, SC 707 west was extended, replacing SC 544 from Socastee to Murrells Inlet.

1948 Official
US 501 bending around to the coast
1948 Official
1949 Official
SC 707 replaces part of US 501
1949 Official
1981 Official
SC 707 extended to Murrells Inlet
1981 Official

Also, SC 707 east was truncated to the new US 17 Bypass of Myrtle Beach. About 2 miles of US 17 was built on the SC 707 right-of-way. The remainder became S-22-600, which has since been severed by more airport expansion - north of the airport is now S-22-1315 Grissom Pkwy.

1952 Horry County
SC 707 into central Myrtle Beach
1952 Horry County
1962 Horry County
SC 707 shifted west
1962 Horry County
1987 Horry County
SC 707 east truncated to US 17 Bypass
1987 Horry County

Improvements: Fully paved at creation
SC 707 was multilaned from its northern end west to Enterprise Rd in Socastee about 1999 (bridge date).
Comment: SC 707 is not very exciting, although it was once the only way to get to Myrtle Beach as the original SC 38.
When SC 544 was put on a new Intracoastal Waterway, SC 707 and SC 544 no longer intersect.

Previous SC 707's:

1946 ROUTE LOG
US 701: 0 - 0
SC 723: 12.6 - 12.6
SC 51: 3.2 - 15.8
SC 707 #1: Appeared in 1939 as new primary routing, running from US 701 Yauhannah west to SC 51 (current SC 261-513 jct).
In 1940, SC 707 was rerouted at its west end to not touch SC 51 but instead curled around in a norther arc to meet SC 51 (now SC 261) at Oatland.
In 1947, SC 707 was downgraded to S-22-13 from Yauhannah to where it used to nearly touch SC 51 (now this is part of SC 261); S-22-14 for the rest (part of this is now S-22-55).

1939 Official
SC 707 shown but not labeled in 1939
1939 Official
1940 Official
SC 707 extended up and around to Oatland
1940 Official


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