U.S. Route 19 in Georgia
U.S. Route 19 (US 19) is a 349-mile-long (562 km) U.S. Highway in the U.S. state of Georgia. It travels from the Florida state line south-southeast of Thomasville, Georgia, through Albany and Atlanta, to the North Carolina state line at a point north of Lake Nottely.
Route of US 19 in Georgia in red
|Maintained by GDOT|
|Length||349 mi (562 km)|
|South end||US 19 at the Florida state line near Thomasville|
|North end||US 19 / US 129 at the North Carolina state line southwest of Murphy, North Carolina|
|Counties||Thomas, Mitchell, Dougherty, Lee, Sumter, Schley, Taylor, Upson, Pike, Spalding, Henry, Clayton, Fulton, Forsyth, Dawson, Lumpkin, Union|
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US 19 enters Georgia in a concurrency with SR 3 and SR 300 as the Georgia-Florida Parkway south-southeast of Thomasville. Within the vicinity of Thomasville, it has a concurrency with US 84 where it has intersections with Georgia State Route 122 and U.S. Route 319 before US 84 finally branches off to the west. It continues north, traveling through Meigs where it intersects SR 3 ALT and SR 111. Later, it runs through Albany, where it becomes a limited-access highway, has a brief concurrency with US 82, and the concurrency with SR 300 comes to an end. Further north, it runs through Americus, where it joins US 280 for one mile, then Ellaville, where it intersects SR 26. Between Taylor and Upson County, it has a concurrency with US 80 that ends south of Thomaston, and later runs through Zebulon where it runs in a one-way pair and intersects SR 18. It joins US 41 and proceeds north to Griffin. It then proceeds through the western tip of Henry County, traveling through Hampton, home of the Atlanta Motor Speedway. US 19 continues north through Clayton County where it is known as Tara Boulevard, before entering Atlanta.
Within Atlanta, US 19/US 41 runs along Northside Drive where it is joined by US 29/Georgia Connecting Route 3 (Chapel Street Southwest). From there, US 19/29/41/SR 3 runs north and then curves northeast, passing by a group of condominiums called "The Villages of Castleberry Hill," before the road curves straight north between Nelson Street Southwest and Markham Street Southwest. Here the routes run along the west side of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium next door to the Georgia World Congress Center. US 29 leaves the concurrency with US 19/41 in the vicinity Georgia Tech, and turns northwest onto US 78/US 278/SR 8, which leaves US 19/41 to go west. The highway briefly curves northeast as it passes over some Norfolk Southern Railway lines, then turns north again at a partial interchange with Tech Parkway Northwest. Leaving the vicinity of Georgia Tech, it splits from US 41/SR 3 after traveling through downtown Atlanta and turns right onto on 14th Street, which is also the western beginning of SR 9. One block after the interchange with I-75/85 (the Downtown Connector) in Midtown, it has an intersection with a one-way pair with Spring Street (Southbound US 19) before turning north on Peachtree Street The one-way pair ends at the vicinity of a complex interchange with Georgia State Route 13 and the Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta Campus, just south of a crossing over I-85, which includes the historic Peachtree (Amtrak station). After several miles, it intersects SR 141 in Buckhead, where Peachtree Street continues. It follows Roswell Road north through the city of Sandy Springs. At its southern interchange with I-285, it splits from SR 9, and overlaps I-285 between Exits 25 and 27, the latter of which is for SR 400, which it overlaps north of there.
Most of this section is a limited-access road with four lanes in each direction, becoming two lanes in each direction as the highway continues away from the northern suburbs of Atlanta. It arrives in Dahlonega, where it is no longer concurrent with SR 400, before about 37 miles (60 km) of extremely curvy road, which includes a concurrency with US 129. From the north side of the state, the last major town it travels through is Blairsville.
Northwest from there, US 19/129/SR 11 passes the southwest border of the Butternut Creek Golf Course before entering Youngstown. The road turns north again where it utilizes a short causeway over Wellborn Branch, a tributary of the Nottely River before intersecting the northern terminus of Pat Haralson Memorial Drive, and across from this a local marina with a gas station/convenience store, small bait & tackle store and gift shop before the intersection with Pat Colwell Road. Random current and former boating and automotive-related businesses can be found along the way even as the road enters Canal Lake where another short causeway that makes a pond leading to Stevens Branch Creek, and is served by the Nottely Marina. Between an antique store and a furniture store, a power line right-of-way crosses from southeast to northwest as it heads over a mountain, and the road runs along the east side of that power line. Moving further away from those power lines, the road passes by a Cott Beverages production facility. A third causeway that creates a pond for Ivylog Creek, whereas further north a small culvert over Conley Creek is not used as a dam. Flashing lights on the top and bottom of the two signal crossing signs are an indication the routes are about to enter Ivylog where the eastern terminus of Georgia State Route 325 can be found across from Ivy Log Road. North of the heart of Ivy Log, the Ivy Log Cemetery can be found hidden away in a driveway among more residential zoning. The rest of the surroundings are primarily farm and ranch land even as it runs under another power line right-of-way running from southwest to northeast south of T Chapel Road. The last two intersections in the State of Georgia are local roads, the first named Tate Road and a dead end street named B. King Lane which leads to an antique store. A gas station and strip mall can be found on the southwest corner of the North Carolina state line, where SR 11 meets its northern terminus, while US 19 continues towards Erie, Pennsylvania and US 129 continues towards Knoxville, Tennessee.
The following portions of US 19 in Georgia is part of the National Highway System, a system of routes determined to be the most important for the nation's economy, mobility, and defense:
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U.S. 19 has been gradually four-laned since the 1950s. Initially, this was in the urban areas, but Georgia began four-laning the route through most of the rural sections of the state in the 1990s. The section from Griffin to Thomaston was four-laned by the early 1990s, while the section from Thomaston to Leesburg was completed in sections between 2000-2010.
In 2006, business and government officials in Southwest Georgia began a campaign to have I-185 extended to Monticello, Florida, and connect with I-10. The proposed route of the highway would have traveled parallel to SR 520 (known as "Corridor Z") to Albany, and then parallel to US 19. Local opposition to the plan soon emerged. Critics argued that the proposed interstate would siphon business from small towns that the new road bypassed. In 2009, Georgia's Department of Transportation concluded a two-year study of the proposal, which found that extending I-185 would "be inconsistent with existing comprehensive land use plans; would have a negative impact on prime agricultural land, forests and cultural assets; and could have a detrimental impact on poverty and minority populations". GDOT announced it would instead focus on upgrading and improving other key arterial highways in southwest Georgia, including SR 133 between Albany and Valdosta.
This section contains a table that is missing mileposts for one or more junctions.
|Thomas||||0.00||0.00||US 19 south (SR 57) / SR 3 begins / SR 300 – Monticello||Florida state line; southern end of SR 3 and SR 300 concurrencies; southern terminus of SR 3/SR 300|
|Thomasville||11.3||18.2||Old Monticello Road||Former US 19 Bus. north|
|13.0||20.9||US 84 east / US 84 Bus. west / SR 38 east / SR 38 Bus. west – Quitman, Thomasville, Valdosta||Interchange; southern end of US 84/SR 38 concurrency; eastern terminus of US 84 Bus./SR 38 Bus.|
|14.2||22.9||SR 122 east – Pavo, Airport||Western terminus of SR 122|
|14.7||23.7||SR 35 Conn. north (East Jackson Street) – Thomasville, Moultrie, Airport||Southern terminus of SR 35 Conn.|
|||15.8||25.4||US 84 west / US 319 / SR 35 / SR 38 west / SR 3 Alt. north (North Thomasville Bypass) – Cairo, Tallahassee, Moultrie||Northern end of US 84/SR 38 concurrency; southern terminus of SR 3 Alt.|
|||18.2||29.3||SR 202 north – Coolidge, Moultrie||Southern terminus of SR 202|
|Ochlocknee||24.5||39.4||SR 188 – Cairo, Ochlocknee, Coolidge||Former US 19 Bus. south|
|||31.9||51.3||SR 111 / SR 3 Alt. south – Cairo, Moultrie, Meigs Business District||Northern terminus of SR 3 Alt.|
|Mitchell||Pelham||37.4||60.2||SR 93 (Curry Street / Cotton Road) to SR 65 – Pelham, Sale City, Cairo, Pelham Business District|
|Camilla||45.5||73.2||SR 37 (SR 37 Truck / Moultrie Road) – Camilla, Newton, Moultrie||Southern end of SR 37 Truck concurrency|
SR 112 / SR 37 Truck west to SR 97 – Camilla, Cairo, Sylvester
|Northern end of SR 37 Truck concurrency|
|Baconton||56.3||90.6||SR 93 south – Baconton, Lester||Northern terminus of SR 93|
|Dougherty||Albany||68.2||109.8||1||SR 133 south / SR 234 west – Albany, Moultrie, Marine Corps Logistics Base, Darton Col., Albany Tech Col., S.W. Ga. Regional Airport||Southern end of SR 133 concurrency; eastern terminus of SR 234|
|70.0||112.7||2||US 19 Bus. north / US 82 Bus. / SR 520 Bus. (Oglethorpe Boulevard) – Sylvester, Tifton, Downtown Albany||Southern terminus of US 19 Bus.; signed as exits 2A (east) and 2B (west)|
|70.6||113.6||3||US 82 east / SR 520 east / SR 300 north (Clark Avenue) – Atlanta, Cordele, Sylvester, Tifton||Northern end of SR 300 concurrency; southern end of US 82/SR 520 concurrency|
|73.9||118.9||5||SR 91 / SR 133 north (Jefferson Street) – Downtown Albany||Northern end of SR 133 concurrency; signed northbound as exits 5A (north) and 5B (south)|
|75.2||121.0||US 82 west / SR 520 west (Liberty Expressway) / US 19 Bus. south / US 82 Bus. east / SR 520 Bus. east (Slappey Boulevard) – Dawson, Columbus||Northern end of US 82/SR 520 concurrency; northern terminus of US 19 Bus.; western terminus of US 82 Bus./SR 520 Bus.; US 19 north follows exit 6A; US 19 Bus./US 82 Bus./SR 520 Bus. is exit 6B northbound.|
|Lee||||78.2||125.9||SR 133 south (Forrester Parkway) – Doerun, The Parks at Chehaw||Northern terminus of SR 133|
US 19 Byp. north / SR 3 Byp. north / SR 32 west (Dawson Road) / SR 32 Truck east (Robert B. Lee Drive) – Dawson, Americus
|Southern end of SR 32 concurrency; southern terminus of US 19 Byp./SR 3 Byp.; western terminus of SR 32 Truck|
|83.4||134.2||SR 32 east / SR 195 north (4th Street) – Leslie, De Soto, Ashburn||Northern end of SR 32 concurrency; southern terminus of SR 195|
|84.0||135.2||US 19 Byp. south / SR 3 Byp. south – Dawson, Albany||Northern terminus of US 19 Byp./SR 3 Byp.|
|Smithville||96.0||154.5||SR 118 (Long Drive) – Dawson, Bronwood, Downtown Smithville|
|||98.1||157.9||SR 308 west (Bond Trail Road)||Eastern terminus of SR 308|
|Sumter||||108||174||US 280 west / SR 27 west / SR 49 south / Spring Street – Plains, Dawson||Southern end of US 280/SR 27/SR 49 concurrency|
|Americus||109||175||US 280 east / SR 27 east / SR 30 east / SR 49 north (West Lamar Street) – Cordele, Oglethorpe, Georgia Southwestern State University, Habitat for Humanity Global Village & Discovery Center||Northern end of US 280/SR 27/SR 49 concurrency; southern end of SR 30 concurrency|
|110||180||SR 30 west (Adderton Street) – Concord, Buena Vista||Northern end of SR 30 concurrency|
|Schley||||118||190||SR 271 east – Andersonville||Western terminus of SR 271|
|||121||195||SR 228 east – Andersonville||Western terminus of SR 228|
|||121||195||Andersonville Road||Former SR 228 west|
|Ellaville||122||196||SR 26 – Ellaville, Oglethorpe|
|Murrays Crossroads||128||206||SR 240 – Tazewell|
|Taylor||||135||217||SR 90 west / SR 127 west – Mauk||Southern end of SR 90 and SR 127 concurrencies|
|||136||219||SR 127 east – Marshallville||Northern end of SR 127 concurrency|
|Rupert||137||220||SR 90 east – Ideal, Andersonville National Historic Site||Northern end of SR 90 concurrency|
|Butler||145||233||SR 96 (Butler Bypass) / SR 540 – Geneva, Fort Valley, Columbus|
|146||235||SR 137 – Buena Vista, Fort Valley, Southern Crescent Technical College Taylor County Center|
|||153||246||SR 208 (Old Wire Road) – Talbotton, Roberta|
|||158||254||US 80 west / SR 22 west – Talbotton, Columbus||Southern end of US 80/SR 22 concurrency|
|Flint River||Garland T. Byrd Bridge|
|Upson||Salem||160||260||US 80 east / SR 22 east – Macon||Northern end of US 80/SR 22 concurrency|
|Thomaston||173||278||SR 36 east / SR 74 east (Gordon Street) – Barnesville, Jackson, Yatesville, Macon||Eastbound lanes of SR 36/SR 74 on one-way pair|
|174||280||SR 36 west / SR 74 west (Main Street) – Woodbury, Greenville, Woodland, Columbus||Westbound lanes of SR 36/SR 74 on one-way pair|
|Pike||||185||298||SR 109 west – Lifsey Springs, Molena||Southern end of SR 109 concurrency|
|||186||299||SR 109 east – Meansville||Northern end of SR 109 concurrency|
|Zebulon||190||310||SR 18 – Concord, Barnesville|
|Spalding||||197||317||US 41 south / SR 7 south (Martin L. King Jr. Parkway) / US 19 Bus. north / US 41 Bus. north / SR 155 north (Zebulon Parkway) – Barnesville, Griffin, Airport||Southern end of US 41 concurrency; northern terminus of SR 7; southern terminus of US 19 Bus./US 41 Bus./SR 155|
|Griffin||200||320||SR 362 (Williamson Road)||Interchange|
|201||323||SR 16 to I-75 / I-85 – Griffin, Newnan||Interchange|
|202||325||US 19 Bus. south / US 41 Bus. south / SR 92 south to I-75 – Griffin||Interchange; southbound exit and northbound entrance; southern end of SR 92 concurrency; northern terminus of US 19 Bus./US 41 Bus.|
|203||327||SR 92 north (McIntosh Road) – Fayetteville||Northern end of SR 92 concurrency|
|Henry||Hampton||210||340||SR 20 east to I-75 – McDonough, Hampton||Interchange; no access to SR 20 west|
|||213||343||SR 81 east to I-75 – McDonough||Western terminus of SR 81|
|Clayton||Jonesboro||220||350||SR 54 south (Fayetteville Road) – Fayetteville||Southern end of SR 54 concurrency|
|224||360||SR 138 Spur west (North Avenue) – Union City, Jonesboro||Eastern terminus of SR 138 Spur|
|||225||362||SR 54 north / SR 138||Northern end of SR 54 concurrency|
|||228||367||I-75 (SR 401)||I-75 exit 235|
|Forest Park||231||372||SR 331 (Forest Parkway)|
|231||372||Southpoint Drive to Main Street||Former SR 160 east|
|232||373||I-285 (SR 407)||I-285 exit 58|
|Fulton||Atlanta–Hapeville line||233||375||I-75 (SR 401)||I-75 exit 239|
|Atlanta||236||380||I-85 north (SR 403)||I-85 exit 77; no access to I-85 south from US 19/US 41/SR 3 or to US 19/US 41/SR 3 from I-85 north|
|236||380||To SR 166 east (Langston Drive) / I-75 / I-85|
|240||390||US 29 south / SR 3 Conn. south (Chapel Street Southwest) to SR 14||Southern end of US 29 concurrency; northern terminus of SR 3 Conn.|
|242||389||US 78 east / US 278 east / SR 8 east (North Avenue NW) to I-85 north||Southern end of US 78/US 278/SR 8 concurrency|
|242||389||US 78 west / US 278 west / SR 8 west (Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway NW)||Northern end of US 78/US 278/SR 8 concurrency|
|242||389||Tech Parkway||Interchange; southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|243||391||US 41 north / SR 3 north (SR 9 / Northside Drive NW)||Northern end of US 41/SR 3 concurrency; southern end of SR 9 concurrency; southern terminus of SR 9|
|244||393||I-75 / I-85 south (Downtown Connector / SR 295 / SR 401 / SR 403 / Downtown Connector)||I-75 exit 250 / I-85 exit 84|
|245||394||SR 13 north (Buford Highway) to I-85 north / SR 400||Interchange; southern terminus of SR 13|
|248||399||SR 141 north (Peachtree Road NE)||Southern terminus of SR 141|
|249||401||SR 237 south (Piedmont Road NE)||Northern terminus of SR 237|
|Sandy Springs||253||407||25||I-285 west (SR 407) / SR 9 north (Roswell Road) – Chattanooga, Birmingham||Northern end of SR 9 concurrency; southern end of I-285 concurrency; US 19 south follows exit 25; Dorothy Felton Interchange.|
|254||409||26||Glenridge Drive / Glenridge Connector||Northbound exit and southbound entrance; former SR 407 Loop|
|254||409||27||I-285 east (SR 407) / SR 400 south – Greenville, SC, Augusta, Buckhead, Atlanta||Northern end of I-285 concurrency; southern end of SR 400 concurrency; US 19 north follows exit 27; US 19 south follows exit 4B.|
|see SR 400|
|Lumpkin||||301||484||SR 60 south / SR 115 east – Cleveland, Murrayville, Gainesville, Smithgall Woods Center, Unicoi State Park||Northern end of SR 400 concurrency; southern end of SR 60 concurrency|
|Dahlonega||306||492||SR 9 south / SR 52 west (Morrison Moore Parkway) / South Chestatee Street – Dahlonega, Dawsonville, Ellijay, Historic Dahlonega Gold Museum, Historic Dahlonega, University of North Georgia||Southern end of SR 9 and SR 52 concurrencies|
|307||494||US 19 Bus. north / SR 60 Bus. north (East Main Street) – Dahlonega, Historic Dahlonega Gold Museum, Historic Dahlonega||Southern terminus of US 19 Bus./SR 60 Bus.|
|307||494||SR 52 east – Cleveland, Lula||Northern end of SR 52 concurrency|
|||309||497||US 19 Bus. south / SR 60 Bus. south||Northern terminus of US 19 Bus./SR 60 Bus.|
|Porter Springs||314||505||SR 60 north – Suches, Morganton||Northern end of SR 60 concurrency|
|Turners Corner||319||513||US 129 south (SR 9) / SR 11 south – Cleveland, Helen||Northern end of SR 9 concurrency; southern end of US 129/SR 11 concurrency; northern terminus of SR 9|
|Union||||330||530||SR 180 west – Suches||Southern end of SR 180 concurrency|
|||332||534||SR 180 east / Richard Russell Scenic Highway – Brasstown Bald, Brasstown Bald Visitor Center||Northern end of SR 180 concurrency|
|||US 76 east / SR 2 east / SR 515 north – Hiawassee||Southern end of US 76/SR 2/SR 515 concurrency|
|Blairsville||340||550||US 76 west / SR 2 west / SR 515 south – Blue Ridge, Hiawassee, Historic Courthouse and Museum||Northern end of US 76/SR 2/SR 515 concurrency|
|Ivylog||349||562||SR 325 south – Morganton, TVA Nottely Dam||Northern terminus of SR 325|
|||351||565||US 19 north / US 129 north (Blairsville Highway) – Murphy||North Carolina state line; northern terminus of SR 11|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
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- National Highway System: Georgia (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. May 8, 2019. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
- National Highway System: Albany, GA (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. May 9, 2019. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
- National Highway System: Atlanta, GA (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. May 9, 2019. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
- National Highway System: Gainesville, GA (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. May 9, 2019. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
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- Media related to U.S. Route 19 in Georgia (U.S. state) at Wikimedia Commons
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