South Carolina Highway 20 marker
South Carolina Highway 20
Route information
Maintained by SCDOT
Length53.210 mi[1][2][3] (85.633 km)
Existed1922[citation needed]–present
Major junctions
West end SC 203 in Abbeville
Major intersections
East endMcBee Avenue / River Street / Richardson Street in Greenville
Location
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Carolina
CountiesAbbeville, Anderson, Greenville
Highway system
I-20 US 21

South Carolina Highway 20 (SC 20) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of South Carolina. The highway connects the cities of Abbeville, Belton, Williamston and Greenville. The 53-mile-long (85 km) highway is signed as a west-east highway though it physically runs south-to-north.[4]

Route description

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History

Established in 1922 as an original state highway, it traversed from the Georgia state line to SC 8 (Guess Street/Green Avenue) in Greenville; connecting McCormick, Abbeville, Due West, Honea Path, Belton, and Williamston. Between 1924-1925, SC 20 was extended north, along Green Avenue, to SC 2/SC 8 (Pendleton Street), replacing a section of SC 8; this would be the longest distance SC 20 ever traveled, reaching over 107 miles (172 km) in length.

In 1935, SC 20 was truncated at U.S. Route 29 (US 29, Anderson Highway) in Williamston; its old alignment becoming US 29. In 1936, all of SC 20 was fully paved. Around 1937, SC 20 was truncated to its current western terminus in Abbeville, its alignment to the state line replaced by SC 28. In 1956, SC 20 was rerouted between Due West and Belton, replacing SC 257 and some of SC 284; its old alignment, through Honea Path, was replaced by SC 184 and US 178. Also same year, SC 20 was extended back along its old alignment north to a rerouted US 29, just south of Greenville. In 1962, SC 20 was extended into downtown Greenville, along Grove Avenue, ending at US 25 (Augusta Road), replacing US 29 Business (US 29 Bus.). In 2000, SC 20 was extended to its current northern terminus at Falls Park Drive (formerly Camperdown Way) just shy of US 123, replacing part of US 25 Bus.[5][6][7][8][9][10]

Major intersections

CountyLocationmi[1][2][3]kmDestinationsNotes
AbbevilleAbbeville0.0000.000Washington Street east (SC 203 north) / Trinity Street west / North Main Street southWestern terminus of SC 20; southern terminus of SC 203; western terminus of Washington Street; eastern terminus of Trinity Street; North Main Street continues past terminus.
0.1800.290 SC 71 west (Main Street) – LowndesvilleEastern terminus of SC 71
1.8002.897
Hill Road west (SC 20 Conn. west) to SC 28 – Calhoun Falls, McCormick
Eastern terminus of SC 20 Conn.; provides access to Abbeville Area Medical Center
3.4905.617 SC 201 north – Level Land, AndersonSouthern terminus of SC 201
9.51015.305 SC 185 south – HodgesWestern end of SC 185 concurrency
Due West11.97019.264 SC 184 east (Main Street) – Donalds, Honea PathWestern end of SC 184 concurrency
12.34019.859 SC 184 west (Main Street) – AntrevilleEastern end of SC 184 concurrency
15.92025.621 SC 185 north – AndersonEastern end of SC 185 concurrency
Anderson21.01033.812
SC 20 Conn. west (Clinkscales Road) – Honea Path
Eastern terminus of SC 20 Conn.
21.39034.424 SC 284 south (Trail Road) – AntrevilleNorthern terminus of SC 284
Craytonville21.73034.971
SC 20 Conn. (Clinkscales Road) – Honea Path, Anderson
Belton28.02045.094 US 76 (Anderson Street) / US 178 west – AndersonWestern end of US 76/US 178 concurrency
28.09045.206 US 76 (Main Street) / US 178 east – Honea Path, GreenwoodEastern end of US 76/US 178 concurreny
28.17045.335 SC 247 (River Street) – Ware PlaceSouthern terminus of SC 247
Williamston35.14056.552

US 29 Conn. south (Anderson Drive) to US 29 – Anderson
Northern terminus of US 29 Conn.
Pelzer37.74060.737 SC 8 (Lebby Street / Main Street) – Pelzer, West Pelzer
GreenvillePiedmont42.41068.252 SC 86 (Main Street) – Canterbury
Golden Grove45.190–
45.410
72.726–
73.080

I-185 Toll – Columbia, Greenville, Atlanta
I-185 exit 10
Greenville48.920–
48.950
78.729–
78.777
I-85 north – SpartanburgAccess to I-85 south via Lenhardt Road and/or White Horse Road
49.55079.743 US 25 (White Horse Road) – Easley
50.019–
50.130
80.498–
80.676
I-185 / US 29 north – GreenvilleAccess to I-185/US 29 south via White Horse Road
52.29084.153

US 29 (Mills Avenue/Church Street) to I-185 / I-385
53.21085.633
South Main Street / River Street north to SC 124
Eastern terminus; roadway continues as River Street.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Special routes

Abbeville truck route

Truck plate South Carolina.svg

South Carolina Highway 20 Truck marker

South Carolina Highway 20 Truck

LocationAbbeville
Length5.350 mi[11][12] (8.610 km)

South Carolina Highway 20 Truck (SC 20 Truck) is a 5.3-mile-long (8.5 km) truck route that has approximately half its path within the city limits of Abbeville. It has concurrencies with SC 71 Truck and SC 28.

It begins at an intersection with the southern terminus of SC 203 Truck (South Main Street) in the south-central part of Abbeville, which is in the southeastern part of Abbeville County. This is also the southern terminus of SC 71 Truck. SC 20 Truck and SC 71 Truck begin concurrent with SC 72. The three highways travel to the west-southwest. Immediately, they curve to the southwest and travel under a railroad bridge that carries some railroad tracks of CSX. They cross over Blue Hill Creek and curve to the south-southwest. They pass the Abbeville Area Medical Center and curve back to the southwest, before leaving the city limits of Abbeville. They pass Piedmont Technical College's Abbeville County Campus before intersecting SC 28. Here, the truck routes turn right, off of SC 72 and onto SC 28.

The three highways travel to the northwest and then pass Westwood Elementary School. They travel through rural areas of the county, passing a United States Department of Agriculture Service Center, the Pete Smith Sports Complex, and the Abbeville County Industrial Park. They cross over the aforementioned CSX rail line for a second time. They have an intersection with the eastern terminus of Old Calhoun Falls Road and the western terminus of Haigler Street, the former of which leads to the Abbeville County Law Enforcement Center, the Sheriff's and magistrates's offices, and detention center. They curve to the north-northeast and then intersect SC 71, where SC 71 Truck ends. SC 20 Truck and SC 28 curve to the northeast and intersect the northern terminus of SC 28 Conn. (North Main Street) and the western terminus of SC 20 Conn. (Hill Road). Here, SC 20 Truck ends, and SC 28 turns left, to the north-northwest.[13]

The entire route is in Abbeville County.

Locationmi[11][12]kmDestinationsNotes
Abbeville0.0000.000

SC 72 east (Greenwood Street) / SC 71 Truck begins – Greenwood
South Main Street south – Cedar Springs


SC 203 Truck north (South Main Street north) to SC 20 – Due West, Anderson, Abbeville Business & Historic District
Southern end of SC 71 Truck and SC 72 concurrencies; southern terminus of SC 20 Truck, SC 72 Truck, and SC 203 Truck
1.9603.154 SC 28 east / SC 72 west – McCormick, Augusta, Calhoun Falls, Mount Carmel, AthensNorthern end of SC 72 concurrency; southern end of SC 28 concurrency
Abbeville4.8707.838

SC 71 / SC 71 Truck ends – Abbeville, Lowndesville
Northern end of SC 71 Truck concurrency
5.3508.610 SC 28 west – Anderson, Antreville

North Main Street (SC 28 Conn. south) to SC 71
Hill Road east (SC 20 Conn. east) – Due West
Northern end of SC 28 concurrency; northern terminus of SC 20 Truck and SC 28 Conn.; western terminus of SC 20 Conn.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Abbeville connector

Connector plate South Carolina.svg

South Carolina Highway 20 Connector marker

South Carolina Highway 20 Connector

LocationAbbeville, South Carolina
Length0.870 mi[14] (1,400 m)

South Carolina Highway 20 Connector (SC 20 Conn.) is a 0.870 miles (1.400 km) connector route, partially in the northwestern part of Abbeville. It connects SC 28 and SC 28 Conn. with SC 20. The highway is unsigned for its entire length.[15]

The entire route is in Abbeville County.

Locationmi[14]kmDestinationsNotes
0.0000.000
North Main Street south (SC 28 Conn. south) to SC 71 – Burt-Stark Mansion

SC 20 Truck south / SC 28 east – McCormick, Abbeville County Law Enforcement Center, Sheriff's and magistrates's offices, Detention center
SC 28 west – Anderson, Antreville
Western terminus of SC 20 Conn.; northern terminus of SC 20 Truck and SC 28 Conn.
0.8701.400 SC 20 – Due West, Abbeville, Abbeville High SchoolEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Craytonville connector

Connector plate South Carolina.svg

South Carolina Highway 20 Connector marker

South Carolina Highway 20 Connector

LocationCraytonville, South Carolina
Length1.090 mi[16] (1.754 km)

South Carolina Highway 20 Connector (SC 20 Conn) is a 1.090 miles (1.754 km) connector route and is also known as Clinkscales Road. It connects SC 20 with SC 252 in Craytonville as the SC 20 mainline crosses over SC 252 on an overpass without a direct interchange. The connector route is signed.[17]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Highway Logmile Report". South Carolina Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 20, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Highway Logmile Report". South Carolina Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 20, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Highway Logmile Report". South Carolina Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 20, 2020.
  4. ^ Google (December 27, 2013). "South Carolina Highway 20" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 27, 2013.
  5. ^ General Highway Map, Abbeville County, South Carolina (PDF) (Map). Cartography by SCDOT. South Carolina Department of Transportation. 1940. Retrieved December 27, 2013.
  6. ^ General Highway Map, Abbeville County, South Carolina (PDF) (Map). Cartography by SCDOT. South Carolina Department of Transportation. 1958. Retrieved December 27, 2013.
  7. ^ General Highway Map, Anderson County, South Carolina (PDF) (Map). Cartography by SCDOT. South Carolina Department of Transportation. 1940. Retrieved December 27, 2013.
  8. ^ General Highway Map, Anderson County, South Carolina (PDF) (Map). Cartography by SCDOT. South Carolina Department of Transportation. 1960. Retrieved December 27, 2013.
  9. ^ General Highway Map, Greenville County, South Carolina (PDF) (Map). Cartography by SCDOT. South Carolina Department of Transportation. 1940. Retrieved December 27, 2013.
  10. ^ General Highway Map, Greenville County, South Carolina (PDF) (Map). Cartography by SCDOT. South Carolina Department of Transportation. 1963. Retrieved December 27, 2013.
  11. ^ a b "Highway Logmile Report". South Carolina Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 5, 2020.
  12. ^ a b "Highway Logmile Report". South Carolina Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 5, 2020.
  13. ^ Google (October 1, 2020). "Overview map of SC 20 Truck" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved October 1, 2020.
  14. ^ a b "Highway Logmile Report". South Carolina Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 18, 2020.
  15. ^ Google (October 1, 2020). "Overview map of SC 20 Conn. (Abbeville)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved October 1, 2020.
  16. ^ "Highway Logmile Report". South Carolina Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 22, 2020.
  17. ^ Google (December 27, 2013). "Overview map of SC 20 Conn. (Craytonville)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 27, 2013.