Interstate 75 North - Columbia, Suwannee & Hamilton Counties

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The slow-moving Santa Fe River flows 75 miles from the headwaters of Santa Fe Lake near Keystone Heights to the Suwannee River southeast of Branford. Photo taken 05/14/14.
County Road 18 spans I-75 within two miles of the Columbia County rest area. The next northbound facility is the Georgia welcome center. Photo taken 05/14/14.
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Offering picnic tables and ample commercial truck & RV parking, the Columbia County rest area lies between Interstate 75 north and October Road. Photos taken 05/14/14.
The forthcoming diamond interchange (Exit 414) with U.S. 41 & 441 is the first of three exits from I-75 north to Lake City. Photo taken 05/14/14.
U.S. 41 & 441 run concurrent for 22.8 between High Springs and Lake City. Beyond Lake City, U.S. 41 parallels Interstate 75 into Georgia toward Valdosta while U.S. 441 enters the Peach State south of Fargo. Photo taken 05/14/14.
Points of interest for Exit 414 include O'Leno State Park, located south along the Santa Fe River. SR 238 stems east from U.S. 41/441 nearby to Lake Butler. Photo taken 11/25/12.
Progressing north from U.S. 41/441, I-75 plies across agricultural areas and timberland along an 8.5 mile uninterrupted stretch. Photo taken 05/14/14.
Downtown Lake City lies six miles north of the succeeding interchange with Florida 47. Photo taken 05/14/14.
Due to frequent thefts, milepost 420 in both directions of Interstate 75 were replaced with signs for milepost 419.9. Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) previously made the same change along I-70 at mile marker 420. Photo taken 06/29/17.
One mile ahead of Exit 423 with SR 47. SR 47 extends south 14.5 miles from I-75 to Fort White and the U.S 27 corridor. Photo taken 05/14/14.
Exit 423 leaves Interstate 75 north to SR 47. The signed portion of SR 47 travels 40.9 miles from U.S. 129 in Trenton to U.S. 41 in Lake City. Photo taken 11/05/14.
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SR 47 continues north 3.6 miles to U.S. 41, where it combines with the U.S. highway through Lake City. Further north, SR 47 represents the hidden state road counterpart for U.S. 441 to the Georgia state line. Photos taken 06/29/17.
Reassurance shield posted after the entrance ramp from Florida 47 at Exit 423. Photo taken 05/14/14.
Valdosta debuts along Interstate 75 north at 65 miles out while U.S. 90 (Exit 427) meets the freeway in four miles. Photo taken 05/14/14.
Florida 247 passes over Interstate 75 on the one mile approach to Exit 427 with U.S. 90 to Lake City and Live Oak. The state road links Lake City and Branford in neighboring Suwannee County. Photo taken 05/14/14.
I-75 reaches the off-ramp to U.S. 90. The freeway briefly enters Lake City through the diamond interchange (Exit 427), with Downtown lying 3.3 miles to the east. Photo taken 01/16/16.
Live Oak lies 19.9 miles to the northwest at the crossroads with U.S. 129. U.S. 90 east leads motorists to Florida Gateway College (formerly Lake City Community College). Photo taken 01/16/16.
A $3 million project between January and October 2015 added turn lanes on the I-75 off-ramps to U.S. 90. Improvements included a protected turn to U.S. 90 east for adjacent Commerce Boulevard.1 Photo taken 01/16/16.
Leaving the Lake City area, I-75 undulates over a series of hills west of Lake Harris and across a CSX Railroad line. Photo taken 07/02/14.
Travelers bound for Jacksonville and Tallahassee reach Interstate 10 in six miles while Valdosta remains a 61-mile drive into South Georgia. Photo taken 07/02/14.
Two mile advance guide sign for Interstate 10 (Exit 435). A transcontinental freeway, I-10 stretches 2,460 miles from Santa Monica, California to Jacksonville. Photo taken 07/02/14.
Within Florida, I-10 travels 362 miles from Pensacola and the Panhandle to Tallahassee and Jacksonville. The state capital lies 94 miles to the west, followed by Pensacola in 289 miles. Photo taken 07/02/14.
A directional cloverleaf interchange (Exit 435) joins Interstate 75 with I-10. The exchange dates to 1962, with left side ramps joining I-10 from both directions of I-75. Downtown Jacksonville rests 65 mile to the east just beyond the end of I-10 at I-95. Photo taken 11/20/14.
A 1962-built overpass carries County Road 250 across Interstate 75 at Exit 435 for Jacksonville and Tallahassee. Photo taken 12/14/16.
Traffic partitions to Interstate 10, with a left side ramp joining westbound toward the capital city and Pensacola. Overall through North and Northwest Florida, the freeway mostly traverses expansive pine forest. Photo taken 11/20/14.
Interstate 75 advances northwest from I-10 along Turkey Prairie. Photo taken 12/14/16.
The Suwannee Valley State Farmers Market lies in the southeast quadrant of the exchange joining I-75 with SR 136 at forthcoming Exit 439. Photo taken 07/02/14.
Travelers on I-75 reach Florida 136 in four miles while Valdosta, Georgia is another 45-minute drive north. Photo taken 12/14/16.
Interstate 75 north enters Suwannee County ahead of the parclo B2 interchange (Exit 439) with SR 136. Photo taken 06/30/17.
CR 136 connects the freeway with U.S. 90 in Live Oak, 11.2 miles to the west. SR 136 links I-75 with U.S. 41 in White Springs 3.1 miles to the east. Photo taken 06/30/17.
Exit 439 is the lone I-75 interchange within Suwannee County. Florida 136 east crosses into Hamilton County over the Suwannee River at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park and White Springs. Photo taken 06/30/17.
This reassurance shield stands along side Interstate 75 north at the entrance ramp from Florida 136. Photo taken 06/30/17.
U.S. 129 heads north from Live Oak and converges with Interstate 75 at the ensuing exit in 11 miles. Photo taken 06/30/17.
Interstate 75 spans the Suwannee River as it enters Hamilton County. The river flows 266 miles from the Okefenokee swamp in south Georgia to the Gulf of Mexico in the Big Bend area north of Cedar Key. The river was made famous for being in Stephen Foster's "Old Folks at Home" song. Photo taken 06/30/17.
Interstate 75 spans the Suwannee River as it enters Hamilton County. The river flows 266 miles from the Okefenokee swamp in south Georgia to the Gulf of Mexico in the Big Bend area north of Cedar Key. The river was made famous for being in Stephen Foster'"Old Folks at Home" song. Photo taken 06/30/17.
All commercial trucks, vehicles towing commercial trailers, rented trucks including moving trucks and cargo vans must enter the upcoming agricultural inspection station in one mile. Photo taken 06/30/17.
The agricultural inspection station precedes a weigh station for commercial trucks lying two miles ahead. Photo taken 07/02/14.
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I-75 north reaches the commercial truck weigh station 2.8 miles south of U.S. 129 (Exit 451). Photos taken 06/30/17.
One of many phosphate mines in Hamilton County spreads along the east side of I-75. The freeway advances north two miles to Exit 451 with U.S. 129 near Marion. Photo taken 06/30/17.
Spanning 88 miles in Florida, U.S. 129 begins in Chiefland at U.S. 19 & 98. The highway travels northward through Trenton, Branford, Live Oak and Jasper. Photo taken 06/30/17.
I-75 north at the parclo B2 interchange (Exit 451) with U.S. 129. U.S. 129 travels 11.4 miles south to Live Oak, crossing the Suwannee River at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park. Photo taken 06/30/17.
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U.S. 129 heads 2.8 miles north from Exit 451 to merge with U.S. 41 into Hasper. Beyond their split, U.S. 129 enters rural South Georgia ahead of Statenville. Photos taken 12/14/16.
The westward heading of I-75 takes the freeway south fo Jasper across a mix of timber land and agricultural areas. Photo taken 07/02/14.
SR 6 meets I-75 in eight miles at the second to last interchange along the freeway northbound in Florida. Downtown Valdosta is 37 miles away via I-75 north and U.S. 84/221 east. Photo taken 07/02/14.
Two miles ahead of Exit 460 to Florida 6 east to Jasper and west to Madison. Photo taken 06/30/17.
The freeway crosses the 202-mile long Alapaha River ahead of milepost 459. The Alapaha is a tributary of the Suwannee River flowing southward from Dooley County, Georgia into northern Florida. Photo taken 07/02/14.
Florida 6 travels 27.4 miles overall, joining U.S. 90 in Madison with U.S. 41 & 129 in Jasper. The state road runs concurrent with U.S. 41 east 4.8 miles into Jasper. Photo taken 06/30/17.
Arriving at the diamond interchange with Florida 6 (Exit 460) along Interstate 75 north. Florida 6 west to Hamilton County Road 141 south leads motorists to Suwannee River State Park. Photo taken 06/30/17.
Only 10 miles remain within the Sunshine State along Interstate 75 northbound. Photo taken 07/02/14.
Valdosta closes to within 28 miles on the drive to Florida 143 (Exit 467) in six miles. Photo taken 07/02/14.
County Road 141 spans Interstate 75 en route to Jennings just ahead of the 1.75 mile advance sign for Exit 467 to Florida 143. Photo taken 06/30/17.
A 1.57 mile long route, SR 143 links I-75 with U.S. 41 in Jennings. Hamilton County Road 143 extends southwest 10.10 miles from Exit 467 to SR 6 at Blue Springs. Photo taken 06/30/17.
I-75 north reaches the folded diamond interchange (Exit 467) with SR 143. The Jennings town limits spread both southwest along SR 143 to I-75 and northwest along U.S. 41 to the Georgia state line. Photo taken 06/30/17.
SR 143 north becomes CR 141 beyond U.S. 41 at the Jennings business district. CR 141 (Hamilton Avenue) leads 1.48 miles north from there to Georgia 135. Photo taken 05/28/05.
The final confirming marker for Interstate 75 northbound. Photo taken 06/30/17.
Interstate 75 traverses wetlands and forest northwest eight miles to Lake Park, Georgia. Valdosta is 22 miles away. Photo taken 06/30/17.
Welcome and thank you monuments were erected along the three Florida Interstates crossing into adjoining states in 2016. The $3.4 million project along I-75 and I-95 in Hamilton County also upgraded nearby tourist information centers with new sidewalks, fencing, lighting and smaller scale versions of the welcome signs.2 Photo taken 06/30/17.
The 470.9 mile course through the Sunshine State concludes as Interstate 75 enters Lowndes County, Georgia. Traveling 355 miles across the Peach State, I-75 continues to Macon and Atlanta. Photo taken 06/30/17.



  1. "FDOT - U.S. 90 and I-75 Interchange Improvements." North Florida Now, February 2, 2015.
  2. "'Florida Welcomes You' signs going up at state borders to greet motorists." The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL), February 3, 2016.

Photo Credits:

05/28/05, 11/25/12, 05/14/14, 07/02/14, 11/05/14, 11/20/14, 01/16/16, 12/14/16, 06/29/17, 06/30/17 by AARoads

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Page Updated 11-08-2018.