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Encyclopedia > South Carolina Highway 61


South Carolina Highway 61 is a minor highway through South Carolina. The east end is in Charleston where U.S. Highway 17 crosses the Ashley River. In Charleston, there are two named sections of Highway 61, Ashley River Road and St. Andrew's Boulevard. The Ashley River is the name of multiple rivers. ...

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Ashley River Road

Ashley River Road is a National Scenic Byway that runs through Charleston near the Ashley River. It is four lanes near Sam Rittenberg Blvd., but becomes two lanes through the scenic stretch. Along the two-lane stretch, there are many large oaks and historic plantations. A National Scenic Byway is a road recognized by the United States Department of Transportation for its archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and/or scenic qualities. ... Charleston, South Carolinas Oldest City Charleston is an American city located in Charleston County, South Carolina. ... The Ashley River is the name of multiple rivers. ...


St. Andrew's Boulevard is often incorrectly called Ashley River Road.


The "Ashley River Road" exit for I-526 actually exits to Paul Cantrell Boulevard. Interstate 526 (abbreviated I-526) or the Mark Clark Expressway is an unfinshed beltway Interstate Highway of Interstate 26 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. It forms a 19. ...


Road widening debate

Developers continue to build more homes further and further down Ashley River Rd. It is obvious that more houses equates to more traffic on the already congested two-lane road. The people living in the homes want the road widened for them. Developers want it widened to justify building more homes. However, expanding the road will cause it to lose National Scenic Byway status, which will lose Federal funding for maintenance.


Points of interest

Magnolia Plantation, located 13 miles (21 km) north of Charleston, South Carolina was founded in 1676 on the Ashley River and is one of the oldest plantations in the south. ... Audubon Swamp Garden is a 60-acre cypress and tupelo swamp on the grounds of Magnolia Plantation near Charleston, South Carolina. ... Middleton Place (65 acres) is a historic plantation with gardens located along the Ashley River at 4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, South Carolina. ...

External links

  • CharlestonWiki Highway 61 article

 
 

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