Interstate 77 North - Fairfield & Chester Counties

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Interstate 77 North
Peach Road provides the first of two exits with Ridgeway. The road becomes Peach Street into town, ending at South Carolina 34 (Dogwood Avenue). Photo taken 06/01/12.
West from the Exit 32 diamond interchange with Interstate 77, Peach Road heads west 4.7 miles to U.S. 321. U.S. 321 stays west of Interstate 77 through Winnsboro, Chester and York into Gastonia, North Carolina. Photo taken 06/01/12.
South Carolina 34 crosses paths with Interstate 77 at the next northbound exit between Ridgeway and Simpson. The Fairfield County seat of Winnsboro is six-mile drive to the northwest via the state highway. Photo taken 06/01/12.
S.C. 34 traverses 195 miles of the Palmetto State between Greenwood and Dillon. A diamond interchange (Exit 34) joins the route with Interstate 77. Photo taken 06/01/12.
Interstate 77 northbound shield posted ahead of Dutchmans Creek. Photo taken 06/01/12.
Great Falls, a town of less than 2,000, is 21 miles to the north on Interstate 77 to S.C. 200. Charlotte is now 70 miles away. Photo taken 06/01/12.
Old River Road (Road 41) meanders west 3.9 miles from Exit 41 of Interstate 77 to South Carolina 200. South Carolina 200 ends in Winnsboro. Photo taken 06/01/12.
Exit 41 departs Interstate 77 north to Old River Road (Road 41). East from here, Road 41 travels 2.6 miles to U.S. 21 at Flint Hill. Photo taken 06/01/12.
The first state-named shield found along Interstate 77 follows the on-ramp from Old River Road. Photo taken 06/01/12.
Charlotte is an hour drive now as Interstate 77 continues through rural Fairfield County. Photo taken 06/01/12.
One mile south of the Exit 46 diamond interchange with Camp Welfare Road (Road 20) on Interstate 77 north. Photo taken 06/01/12.
Road 20 meanders northeast from Exit 46, 6.2 miles to U.S. 21 and west 7.6 miles to White Oak. Photo taken 06/01/12.
A wide open stretch of Interstate 77 unfolds ahead of Wateree Creek and Exit 48. Photo taken 06/01/12.
South Carolina 200 journeys 11 miles northeast from Winnsboro to cross paths with Interstate 77 at a diamond interchange (Exit 48) in one mile. Photo taken 06/01/12.
Exit 48 takes drivers onto S.C. 200 north 5.3 miles through Mitford to U.S. 21 north into Great Falls. South Carolina 200 is part of a multi-state route north to Monroe and U.S. 601 south of Concord, North Carolina. Photo taken 06/01/12.
Chester, the seat of Chester County, is a 20-mile drive along Interstate 77 north to S.C. 97 north. Downtown Charlotte is now 56 miles to the north. Photo taken 06/01/12.
A nondescript forested setting sees Interstate 77 north enter Chester County. Photo taken 06/01/12.
South Carolina 97 begins in Camden and angles northwest to Great Falls, Chester, Hickory Grove on a 95-mile route to S.C. 5 near Blacksburg. Photo taken 06/01/12.
Exit 55 is the first of three Chester County interchanges on Interstate 77 north. All three exits serve Camden, with S.C. 97 providing the most direct route to the city of 5,607 (2010 census). There the highway bypasses the city with South Carolina 9 and 72 as U.S. 321 Business travels through downtown. Photo taken 06/01/12.
Rock Hill appears for the first time on Interstate 77 guide signs at 22 miles out. The growing suburban community of Charlotte sees five interchanges from I-77. Photo taken 06/01/12.
The next exit of I-77 north joins the freeway with Road 56 (Old Richburg Road) outside the town of Richburg in one mile. Photo taken 06/01/12.
Exit 62 comprises a diamond interchange with Road 56 at Richburg. Old Richburg Road provides a cutoff to South carolina 9 (Lancaster Highway) east to Fort Lawn and Lancaster. Westward Road 56 ends at S.C. 9, west of Knox and east of Chester. Photo taken 06/01/12.
South Carolina 9 (Lancaster Highway) arcs northwest from Richburg to a diamond interchange with Interstate 77 just west of its split with S.C. 901 (Edgeland Road). The route stretches 263 miles across the northern tier of the state between Spartanburg and North Myrtle Beach. Photo taken 06/01/12.
All of South Carolina 9 between Chester and Lancaster consists of a four-lane divided highway. The state highway bypasses both cities. Photo taken 06/01/12.
The first set of rest areas of Interstate 77 reside one mile north of South Carolina 9. Photo taken 06/01/12.
Interstate 77 shield assembly posted as the freeway passes to the southwest of Lando. Photo taken 06/01/12.
Northbound drivers reach the rest area west of Lando. Facilities line both sides of Interstate 77. Photo taken 06/01/12.
Rock Hill is now just 12 miles to the north, followed by Charlotte in 37 miles. Photo taken 06/01/12.
Gaston Farm Road (Road 46) passes over Interstate 77 north after the rest area and a second reassurance marker. Photo taken 06/01/12.
Another straight away sees Interstate 77 lower from the CSX Railroad underpass to a bridge across Fishing Creek. Road 609 crosses over the freeway in the distance. Photo taken 06/01/12.
Entering York County on Interstate 77 north just west of Edgemoor. This is the last county on the freeway in S.C. Photo taken 06/01/12.


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06/01/12 by AARoads

Page Updated 02-07-2013.