South Carolina Highway 49
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South Carolina Highway 49

South Carolina Highway 49 marker

South Carolina Highway 49
Route information
Maintained by SCDOT
Length79.49 mi[1] (127.93 km)
Western York Scenic Byway
Major junctions
South end in Watts Mills
North end at the North Carolina line in Lake Wylie
CountiesLaurens, Spartanburg, Union, Chester, York
Highway system

South Carolina Highway 49 (SC 49) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of South Carolina. It is signed as a north-south highway, though it travels in a southwesterly-northeasterly direction, from Watts Mills to the North Carolina state line in Lake Wylie.

Route description

SC 49/55/274 in Lake Wylie.

SC 49 is part of a three-state highway 49 (including North Carolina Highway 49 and Virginia State Route 49) that totals 325 miles (523 km) from Watts Mills, South Carolina to Crewe, Virginia.[2]

The portion in South Carolina runs miles (127.9 km) from Watts Mills to Lake Wylie.[3]


Established in 1937 as a renumbering of SC 163, it ran from U.S. Route 321 (US 321) in York to the North Carolina state line in Lake Wylie. In 1956, SC 49 was extended southwest to its current southern terminus at US 221 in Watts Mills replacing SC 91 from York to Monarch, SC 92 from Monarch to Cross Anchor, and SC 30 from Cross Anchor to Watts Mills.[4]

In 1960 or 1961, SC 49 was rerouted from Lockhart to Mount Tabor. At an unknown date, SC 49 was rerouted north around downtown Union.[4]

One previous SC 49 existed from around 1927-1935, from Myrtle Beach to the North Carolina state line in Little River. In 1932, most of SC 49 north of Myrtle Beach was replaced by US 117; by 1935, the rest of SC 49 (and US 117) was replaced by US 17.[4]

Junction list

LaurensWatts Mills0.000.00 (Lucas Avenue) - Laurens, Woodruff
 - Columbia, GreenvilleI-385 exit 5
4.847.79 - Clinton
 - Columbia, SpartanburgI-26 exit 44
10.4016.74 west - EnoreeEastern terminus of SC 92
Cross Anchor12.5920.26 - Woodruff, Clinton
north / east (Industrial Park Road)
Southern terminus of SC 49 Truck; western terminus of SC 496
28.4345.75 east / south (Duncan Bypass) / West Main Street - WhitmireSouthern end of US 176 and SC 215 overlap; northern terminus of SC 49 Truck
29.1846.96 west / north (Duncan Bypass) / Rice Avenue - SpartanburgNorthern end of US 176 and SC 215 overlap
29.9748.23 (Thompson Boulevard) - Jonesville, Union
39.0162.78 north (Mount Tabor Church Road)Southern terminus of SC 105
Lockhart41.5466.85 north (Jonesville-Lockhart Highway) - JonesvilleSouthern end of SC 9 overlap
Chester42.2567.99 south (Pinckney Road)Northern end of SC 9 overlap
YorkBullock Creek47.4876.41 east (McConnells Highway) - McConnellsWestern terminus of SC 322
50.5581.35 - Hopewell
Sharon55.9490.03 north (Hickory Grove Road) - Hickory GroveSouthern terminus of SC 211
York61.9499.68 - Gastonia
south (Congress Street) - Chester
Southern end of US 321 Bus. overlap
/ (Liberty Street)
north (Kings Mountain Street) - Gastonia
Northern end of US 321 Bus. overlap
64.80104.29 /  - Rock Hill, Blacksburg
74.12119.28 east (Hands Mill Highway) - Rock HillSouthern end of SC 274 overlap
74.32119.61 west - CloverEastern terminus of SC 55
Lake Wylie76.37122.91 west / south - Clover, GastoniaNorthern end of SC 274 overlap; eastern terminus of SC 557
79.49127.93 north (York Road) - CharlotteNorth Carolina state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Special routes

Union truck route

South Carolina Highway 49 Truck
LocationUnion, South Carolina
Length1.04 mi[1] (1.67 km)

SC 49 Truck is a one-mile-long (1.6 km) truck route that bypasses a portion of West Main Street (SC 49) in western portions of Union. The first mile (1.2 km) of the route runs along the two-lane Industrial Park Road, concurrent with the unsigned SC 496. It then turns to the north along US 176/SC 215 for its last mile (0.40 km).[5]

Monarch Mill connector route

South Carolina Highway 49 Connector
LocationMonarch Mill, South Carolina
Length3.09 mi[1] (4.97 km)

SC 49 Connector (SC 49 Conn.) is a 3.1-mile-long (5.0 km) unsigned connector route along Monarch Highway between SC 215 southeast of Union to SC 49 in the census-designated place of Monarch Mill.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d "Statewide Highways (shapefile)" (zip). South Carolina Department of Transportation. September 29, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ Google (2011-07-04). "SC,NC,VA 49" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Google (2011-07-04). "SC 49" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved .
  4. ^ a b c "Mapmikey's South Carolina Highways Page". Retrieved .[self-published source]
  5. ^ Google (April 15, 2018). "SC 49 Truck" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ Google (April 15, 2018). "SC 49 Connector" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2018.

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