State Route 49

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Alabama 49 constitutes a rural route from Interstate 85 to the Tallapoosa County seat of Dadeville, New Site, Lineville and Talladega National Forest near Mt. Cheaha.

Alabama 49 north
Tuskegee-Franklin Road stems north from CR 30 and CR 51 to meet Interstate 85 at a diamond interchange (Exit 32). SR 49 begins here and follows Tuskegee-Franklin Road north through the town of Franklin. Photo taken 04/21/01.
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SR 49 winds north through Talladega National Forest to end at SR 281 (Talladega Scenic Drive). The two routes intersect three miles east of Mt. Cheaha (el. 2,405 feet), the highest point in Alabama. SR 281 north leads to U.S. 431 and I-20. Photos taken 09/29/03.
Alabama 49 south
Entering downtown Lineville, Alabama 49 intersects Alabama 9. Alabama 9 travels six miles west to the Clay County seat of Ashland and 25 miles north to the Cleburne County seat of Heflin. Photo taken 09/29/03.
Six miles south of Lineville, Alabama 49 combines with Alabama 77 for a two-mile overlap. Alabama 77 north travels six miles northwest to Ashland. Photo taken 09/29/03.
Approaching the split of Alabama 49 and 77 southbound. Alabama 77 turns southeast 13 miles to the town of Wadley while Alabama 49 advances south to nearby Mellow Valley and 11 miles to New Site. Photo taken 09/29/03.
Alabama 77 south ends 32 miles from the separation with Alabama 49 at U.S. 431 near the Chambers County seat of Lafayette. Alabama 49 continues another 60 miles to its terminus at I-85. Photo taken 09/29/03.

Photo Credits:

04/21/01, 09/29/03 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 85
State Route 77
State Route 281 - Talladega Scenic Drive

Page Updated 11-21-2003.