Map of South Carolina

Sitemap to all pages covering the state of South Carolina. Photography contributions by Alex Nitzman, Andy Field, Brent Ivy, Carter Buchanan and Robb Ellis. The author of the original South Carolina Highways and route log is Paul Chris Martin.

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About the South Carolina State Highway System

Many South Carolina 3-digit state highways derive their numbers from a parent route (U.S. Route or State Highway). The branch route numbering begins with the parent number followed by a suffix ranging between 0-9, or in the case of a one-digit route, 00-99. Examples include S.C. 291 (29-1), which leads both north and south of U.S. 29 and S.C. 760 (76-0), which spurs east from U.S. 76/378 to Fort Jackson in Columbia.

South Carolina utilizes spur and connector routes for both U.S. and State Highways. These routes are generally unsigned and short in length. For instance U.S. 52 Spur, which appears on maps dating back to the 1960s in Charleston, is an unsigned spur connecting U.S. 52 with the Battery. Other examples include U.S. 25/276 Connector in Travelers Rest, which lines the former U.S. 25 between its bypass and U.S. 276 through downtown and S.C. 16 Connector, which extends along Rosewood Drive to U.S. 76/376 (Garners Ferry Road) and S.C. 760 (Fort Jackson Boulevard) in Columbia.

S.C. Highway Marker

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) unveiled a new base for state highway markers in June 2007. The new design incorporated a silhouette of the state outline superimposed with the heritage symbols of the state, the sabal palmetto and crescent moon. New shields were grandfathered in during regularly scheduled replacement of existing signs.

Population Statistics

State Population
Metropolitan Populations
Greenville-Anderson 928,195 Columbia 829,470 Charleston-
North Charleston
Myrtle Beach-Conway-
North Myrtle Beach
487,722 Spartanburg 327,997 Hilton Head Island-
Top County Populations
Greenville 525,534 Richland 416,147 Charleston 408,235
Horry 351,029 Spartanburg 327,997 Lexington 293,991
Top City Populations
Charleston 139,714 Columbia 132,130 North Charleston 118,752
Mount Pleasant* 92,799 Rock Hill 76,318 Greenville 72,227
Summerville* 53,301 Goose Creek 44,972 Hilton Head Island* 39,619
* – Town
Sources: 2020 U.S. Census Data (metro populations and counties), 2020 U.S. Census Estimate (cities)

About South Carolina

  • Capital: Columbia
  • Nickname: Palmetto State
  • Total Interstate Mileage: 850.80
  • Highest Point: Sassafras Mountain 3,560 feet

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Updated December 7, 2022.