South Carolina Highway 68

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South Carolina Highway 68

Yemassee Highway
Route information
Maintained by SCDOT
Length15.330 mi[1] (24.671 km)
Major junctions
West end US 278 in Almeda
Major intersections I-95 in Yemassee
East end
US 17 Alt. / US 21 in Yemassee
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Carolina
Highway system
SC 67 SC 70

South Carolina Highway 68 (SC 68) is a 15.330-mile (24.671 km) state highway in Hampton County, in the U.S. state of South Carolina. It connects the HamptonVarnille area with Yemassee and Interstate 95 (I-95).

Route description

Beginning of West SC 68 in Yemassee

The route of SC 68 travels generally in a northwest to southeast direction, beginning at a junction with U.S. Highway 278 (US 278 just south of Varnville. The highway travels in a nearly straight line for its entire length, paralleling the Port Royal and Augusta Railway (today the CSX Augusta Subdivision). The roadway passes through the small hamlet of Early Branch before widening to a four-lane configuration about one mile (1.6 km) north of the I-95 junction. Passing underneath I-95, SC 68 returns to a two-lane configuration as it enters Yemassee before terminating at an intersection with US 17 Alternate and US 21.[2]


Established in 1967 as a renumbering of SC 28, it has remained unchanged since.

Prior to the current routing, SC 68 had two previous incarnations:

From 1934 or 1935 to 1938 from near Clio to the North Carolina state line (renumbered as SC 83)

From 1938 to 1947 as a short highway spur from SC 6 in Denmark to Voorhees College.[3]

Junction list

The entire route is in Hampton County.

Almeda0.0000.000 US 278 (Yemassee Highway / Grays Highway) – Varnville, Allendale, Ridgeland, SavannahWestern terminus
Yemassee13.65021.968 I-95 – Florence, SavannahI-95 exit 38
US 17 Alt. / US 21 / Flowers Street south (US 17 Conn. south) – Beaufort, Walterboro
Eastern terminus of SC 68; northern terminus of US 17 Conn. and Flowers Street
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b "Highway Logmile Report". South Carolina Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 24, 2020.
  2. ^ Google (December 30, 2012). "South Carolina Highway 68" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 30, 2012.
  3. ^ "SC 68". Mapmikey's South Carolina Highways Page. Retrieved October 30, 2020.

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