|Maintained by SCDOT|
|Length||9.34 mi (15.03 km)|
|South end||near Bennettsville|
|North end||at the North Carolina line near Gibson, NC|
Originally established in 1937 as a new primary route, it connected U.S. Route 78 (US 78) in Denmark, to Voorhees College. In 1938, it was replaced by SC 68, which later became a secondary road by 1948.
The current SC 79 was established in 1938 as a renumbering of part of SC 38, from Bennettsville to the North Carolina state line. Between 1967 and 1970, SC 79 was rerouted and replaced SC 383 to SC 9; the old alignment became SC 385.
South Carolina Highway 383 (SC 383) was established by 1937 as new primary routing from SC 9 near Bennettsville to SC 79 near Gibson, North Carolina. It was renumbered as part of SC 79 by 1970.
The entire route is in Marlboro County.
|||0.00||0.00||- Bennettsville, Wallace|
|||4.00||6.44||- Bennettsville, Hamlet|
|Boykin||7.84||12.62||south - Bennettsville||Northern terminus of SC 385|
|||9.34||15.03||north - Gibson||North Carolina state line|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|