State Road 20 travels across the Florida Panhandle to the Big Bend area and North Florida along three stand alone sections and two hidden concurrences along US Highways. The western section measures 138.4 miles from SR 85 at Niceville in Okaloosa County to U.S. 90 in Tallahassee. The rural, two lane highway traverses wetland areas between Eglin Air Force Base and the Apalachicola River. Joining Freeport, Ebro, Blountstown and Bristol, this section of SR 20 represents the lone east-west corridor north of U.S. 98 along the Emerald Coast and south of Interstate 10.
East from Tallahassee, SR 20 is the counter part of U.S. 27 to Perry, Branford, Fort White and High Springs. A 0.58 mile section emerges from U.S. 27 along NE 1st Avenue in High Springs. This segment connects U.S. 27/41 (Main Street) with U.S. 441 along Santa Fe Boulevard. SR 20 extends southeast with U.S. 441 as an unmarked route to north Gainesville.
The eastern 48.2 miles of SR 20 initially follows a stair stepped route through Gainesville along NW 6th Street, NW 8th Avenue and along side SR 329 on North Main Street. Combining with SR 24/26 along University Avenue through Downtown Gainesville, SR 20 branches southeast to Hawthorne and U.S. 301. Crossing into Putnam County line, SR 20 advances east to Interlachen, SR 19 and U.S. 17 in Palatka.
||Florida 20 continues from Ebro 42 miles to Clarksville. The state road arcs northward and spans Pine Log Creek. Photo taken 11/27/06. |
||Florida 20 straddles the Bay County line east for seven miles. Photo taken 11/27/06. |
||Approaching Florida 77 in northern Bay County on Florida 20 east. Florida 77 joins Panama City with Interstate 10 near Chipley. Photo taken 11/27/06. |
||Florida 77 carries four overall lanes as an important through route to the coast. South of Florida 20, the state road skims the Sand Hills area en route to Vicksburg, Southport, and Lynn Haven. Photo taken 11/27/06. |
||Florida 20 enters the southern reaches of Fountain and nears U.S. 231. Travelers destined for the resort areas of Panama City Beach are split between U.S. 231 south to U.S. 98 west or Florida 20 west to Florida 79 south from Ebro. Photo taken 12/07/07. |
||U.S. 231 constitutes four-lanes from its south end in downtown Panama City to Interstate 10 at Cottondale and Dothan, Alabama. Photo taken 12/07/07. |
||Interests to Fountain, an unincorporated community, should turn north along U.S. 231. U.S. 231 travels south to Youngstown, Cedar Grove, and Panama City. Photo taken 12/07/07. |
||U.S. 231 parallels the Bay Line Railroad northward from U.S. 98 in Panama City to Betts in northern Bay County. Florida 20 crosses both in south Fountain. Photo taken 12/07/07. |
11/27/06 by AARoads and Justin Cozart. 12/07/07 by AARoads.
Page Updated 08-13-2008.