South Carolina Highway 6
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South Carolina Highway 6

South Carolina Highway 6 marker

South Carolina Highway 6
Route of SC 6 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by SCDOT
Length115.6 mi (186.0 km)
Major junctions
West end in Ballentine
East end in Moncks Corner
CountiesRichland, Lexington, Calhoun, Orangeburg, Berkeley
Highway system

South Carolina Highway 6 is a 115-mile (185 km) state highway that extends from Moncks Corner in Berkeley County to Ballentine in Richland County, near Irmo. It uniquely[according to whom?] links all three of the major hydropower projects in South Carolina: Lake Murray, Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie.

Route description

The highway runs generally southeast from the central part of South Carolina to near the Atlantic Ocean and is listed as a hurricane evacuation route.[1]

Beginning at a junction with U.S. Highway 52 in Moncks Corner, the route runs northwest along the shoreline of Lake Moultrie as West Main Street. It then turns right onto Ranger Drive. It turns left onto "Old Number Six Highway" where is later starts a concurrency with SC 45 as Eutaw Road. The concurrency runs and far from Lake Marion, and passes through Eutawville. There SC 45 departs to the west and SC 6 continues along the lake through Vance to Santee, where it intersects Interstate 95. It then adjoins the Santee State Park on its right. After a concurrency with SC 267 begins, it becomes Main Street through Elloree, South Carolina. The concurrency ends when SC 267 turns off to the right onto Lonestar Road. SC 6 then traverses St. Matthews as Bridge Street before having a brief concurrency with U.S. Highway 176. Route 26 turns left onto Caw Caw Highway and has an interchange with Interstate 26. The route turns right and head northwest in a concurrency with U.S. Route 21 and then separates from U.S. 21 onto Center Hill Road. It turns right on St. Matthews Road in a northwesterly direction, passing through Swansea as 2nd Street intersecting U.S. Route 321 in town and joining a concurrency with SC 302 as Edmund Hwy. The concurrency ends when SC 6 turns to the left onto S. Lake Drive where it heads northwest to Red Bank. In Red Bank, it intersects with Interstate 20.

The route then passes through Lexington where it crosses U.S. Route 1 and has a brief concurrency with U.S. Route 378. SC 6 passes just east of Lake Murray (over the Saluda Dam as a divided highway). In Irmo, SC 6 changes from N. Lake Drive to Dreher Shoals Road before ending at a junction with U.S. Highway 76 in Ballentine. The last section of the route runs south and west of Columbia, the state capital. Counties traversed by the route include Berkeley, Orangeburg, Calhoun, Lexington, and Richland.

Major intersections

BerkeleyMoncks Corner0.00.0 - Goose Creek, St. StephenEastern terminus
(Live Oak Drive) - Summerville, Jamestown
Cross12.920.8 west to west - Holly HillEastern terminus of SC 311
19.831.9 east (Trojan Road) - PinevilleSouth end of concurrency with SC 45
OrangeburgEutawville30.849.6 west (Porcher Avenue) - WellsNorth end of concurrency with SC 45
Vance35.957.8 west (Vance Road) - BowmanEastern terminus of SC 210
37.360.0 south (Camden Road) - Holly HillNorthern terminus of SC 310
Santee40.765.5 / north / north (Purple Heart Memorial Freeway) - St. George, SummertonDiamond interchange; I-95 Exit 98; South end of concurrencies with US 15 and US 301
41.166.1 south (Bass Drive) / south (Five Chop Road) - St. George, OrangeburgNorth end of concurrencies with US 15 and US 301
Elloree45.773.5 south (Tee Vee Road) to south - WellsSouth end of concurrency with SC 267
47.776.8 south (Cleveland Street) to (Five Chop Road) - OrangeburgNorthern terminus of SC 47
48.978.7 north (McCords Ferry Road) - Fort MotteNorth end of concurency with SC 267
CalhounCreston54.487.5 (Cameron Road) - Cameron, Lone Star
St. Matthews63.0101.4 (Harry C. Raysor Drive) - Orangeburg, Eastover
66.4106.9 east (Old State Road) - CameronSouth end of concurrency with US 176
66.9107.7 west (Old State Road) - Sandy RunNorth end of concurrency with US 176
70.2113.0 - Columbia, OrangeburgPartial cloverleaf interchange; I-26 Exit 136
71.6115.2 south (Columbia Road) - OrangeburgSouth end of concurrency with US 21
73.3118.0 north (Columbia Road) - Sandy RunNorth end of concurrency with US 21
LexingtonSwansea84.2135.5 (Church Street) to (5th Street) - Woodford, Gaston, NorthBrief <0.1 mile concurrency
Edmund94.3151.8 south (Edmund Highway) - PelionSouth end of concurrency with SC 302
95.9154.3 north (Edmund Highway) - South CongareeNorth end of concurrency with SC 302
Red Bank99.5160.1 east (Platt Springs Road) - South Congaree, SpringdaleWestern terminus of SC 602
Lexington103.2166.1 - North Augusta, ColumbiaPartial cloverleaf interchange; I-20 Exit 55
104.9168.8 (Main Street) - Batesburg-Leesville
105.6169.9 west (Columbia Avenue) - SaludaSouth end of concurrency with US 378
105.9170.4 east (Sunset Boulevard) - ColumbiaNorth end of concurrency with US 378
RichlandLake Murray111.0178.6 east (Lake Murray Boulevard) - IrmoWestern terminus of SC 60
Ballentine115.6186.0 (Dutch Fork Road) - Chapin, ColumbiaWestern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  • Rand McNally: The Road Atlas 2002, Rand McNally and Company 2001 ISBN 0-528-84446-6

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