Alabama State Route 49

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State Route 49

AL 49 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Length82.684 mi[1] (133.067 km)
Major junctions
South end I-85 in Franklin
Major intersections SR 14 near Tallassee
US 280 in Dadeville
SR 22 in New Site
SR 77 in Mellow Valley
SR 9 / SR 48 in Lineville
North end SR 281 in Cheaha State Park
CountryUnited States
CountiesMacon, Tallapoosa, Clay, Cleburne
Highway system
  • Alabama State Highway System
SR 48 SR 50

State Route 49 (SR 49) is an 82.684-mile-long (133.067 km) state highway in the central and eastern parts of the U.S. state of Alabama. The southern terminus of the highway is at an interchange with Interstate 85 (I-85) at Franklin in Macon County. The northern terminus of the highway is at an intersection with SR 281 east of Cheaha State Park in southern Cleburne County.

Route description

Alabama State Route 49 has its northern terminus at Alabama State Route 281, which provides access to Cheaha State Park and Oxford. This junction is at about 1200 ft, 1200 ft below the highest point in the state (Mount Cheaha), just a few miles southwest. This junction is in Cleburne County, which the route spends less than a mile in.

Quickly descending down the mountain into rural Clay County, the route winds its way south through foothills to Lineville, where it junctions with Alabama State Route 9. A few miles south of Lineville is a two-mile concurrency with Alabama State Route 77.

Crossing into Tallapoosa County several miles later, the route crosses through Goldville before reaching New Site, the location of a mile-long concurrency with Alabama State Route 22. It then winds its way south through Jacksons' Gap and reaches Dadeville, the location of a mile-long concurrency with U.S. Route 280.

After weaving through rural Tallapoosa County for several more miles, the route crosses into Macon County, where it enters Franklin. It makes a left turn onto the right-of-way of County Road 36, which carries it to its southern terminus at Interstate 85. Travelers can access Auburn, Atlanta, Montgomery, and Tuskegee from this intersection.


When SR 49 was formed in 1940, the highway traveled only from Tallassee to Dadeville. As a result of several northward extensions, by 1969 the highway extended to an intersection with US 78 near Heflin. In 1973, the highway was extended southward to its current terminus at I-85 in Macon County. When SR 281 was formed in 1995, the northernmost section of the route was truncated.

Major intersections

CR 51 south – Tuskegee
South end of state maintenance
0.1200.193 I-85 – Atlanta, MontgomeryI-85 exit 32
Tallapoosa9.00614.494 SR 14 – Tallassee, Notasulga
SR 120 east – Notasulga
Western terminus of SR 120
Walnut Hill20.52433.030 SR 50 – Martin Dam, Camp Hill
US 280 east (SR 38) – Camp Hill
South end of US 280/SR 38 concurrency
US 280 west (SR 38) – Alexander City, Birmingham
North end of US 280/SR 38 concurrency
New Site47.26876.070
SR 22 west – Alexander City
South end of SR 22 concurrency
SR 22 east – Roanoke, Wadley
North end of SR 22 concurrency
SR 77 south – Wadley
South end of SR 77 concurrency
SR 77 north – Ashland
North end of SR 77 concurrency
Lineville68.517110.267 SR 9 – Heflin, Ashland
Cleburne82.684133.067 SR 281 (Talladega Scenic Drive) – Cheaha State ParkNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Milepost Map - Cleburne County, Alabama (PDF) (Map). Alabama Department of Transportation. August 1999. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 19, 2014. Retrieved January 20, 2013.
  2. ^ Alabama Department of Transportation, Milepost Maps Archived 2013-10-12 at the Wayback Machine, accessed May 2014