Ball Ground, Georgia
Ball Ground is a city in Cherokee County, United States. Settled many years before being incorporated on January 1, 1882, the 2010 census shows the city had a population of 1,433, nearly doubling between 2000 and 2010; the town is located near fields that the Cherokee people used to play stick ball, a rough game similar to modern lacrosse. The large fields and abundance of freshwater streams made Ball Ground an alluring place for the large gatherings of Native Americans because the ball game required large, flat fields, there were plenty of natural resources to support large groups of people. In 1755, the decisive Battle of Taliwa was fought near Ball Ground between the Cherokee and Muscogee Creek peoples; the community was incorporated on January 1, 1882, the same year that the Louisville & Nashville Railroad came through. Before that date, the community consisted of a few dwellings. After the railroad's arrival as a result of the marble-working industry nearby, the town grew. In 1985, the Alfred W. Roberts House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places listings in Georgia.
It is the only house in Cherokee County. December 4, 2009, the Ball Ground Historic District was listed on the same National Register of Historic Places. On September 5, 2011, due to Tropical Storm Lee, an EF1 tornado caused damage throughout the city's business and residential areas. No deaths or serious injuries were reported. Striking much of Cherokee County, including Woodstock, Holly Springs and Canton, the storms cut a 24-mile path. Electricity was restored after two days, residents continued clean-up for numerous days. In May, 2015, Universal Alloy Corporation announced; the facility opened in 2017. Universal Alloy is one of the largest employers in Cherokee County; the city of Ball Ground is governed by a council-mayor form of government. The five council members and mayor are each elected to four-year terms by city residents, although there are no term limits; the city is divided into five posts, with one council member elected to serve each post though these elections are conducted "at-large".
The mayor is elected at-large. Although the Mayor has no vote in most matters, the position holds strong executive power and casts tie breaking votes when needed; the Mayor and Council hold the monthly council meetings on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. All meetings of the City Government Manager and Council are held in the Council Chambers of City Hall located at 215 Valley Street. Ball Ground is located in just north of Canton and south of Nelson. Ball Ground is along Interstate 575, with access from Exit 27, 4 miles south of the highway's northern terminus, 48 miles north of Atlanta. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.8 square miles, of which 0.031 square miles, or 0.50%, is water. The city's elevation averages around 1,100 feet above sea level, ranging from just over 1,000 feet in the valleys to around 1,200 feet on several hilltops within the city. Nelson Canton Keithsburg Free Home As of the census of 2010, there were 1,433 people, 601 households, 532 families residing in the city.
The population density was 589.1 people per square mile. There were 601 housing units at an average density of 92.8 persons/km². The racial makeup of the city was 97.4% White, 0.7% African American, 0.3% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population. There were 601 households out of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.3% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 23.0% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals, 10.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 2.69. In the city, the population is spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 108.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.4 males. The median income for a household in the city was $45,875, the median income for a family was $51,429.
Males had a median income of $39,125 versus $27,361 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,147. About 6.7% of families and 12.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.2% of those under age 18 and 12.5% of those age 65 or over. Average house value in Ball Ground area is $157,923.22. Average yearly wages paid by businesses in Ball Ground area is $31,227.00. Average number of people employed by businesses in Ball Ground area is 10.1. Education in Ball Ground is run by the Georgia state government. Ball Ground's elementary aged children are served by the Ball Ground Elementary School STEM Academy. In the 21st century, Ball Ground is growing as businesses and homeowners are pushing into the North Georgia mountains along the I-575 corridor, it boasts a number of light industry. The Cherokee County Airport is located between Ball Canton. Interstate 575 goes through Cobb and Cherokee counties, skirting the west edge of Ball Ground, ending just north of Ball Ground. Georgia State Route 5 runs parallel and just to the east of I-575, into Ball Ground from the southwest.
Georgia State Route 372 runs through Ball Ground from the southeast, through the center of town, merging at the terminus of I-575 to be
Georgia (U.S. state)
Georgia is a state in the Southeastern United States. It began as a British colony in 1733, the last and southernmost of the original Thirteen Colonies to be established. Named after King George II of Great Britain, the Province of Georgia covered the area from South Carolina south to Spanish Florida and west to French Louisiana at the Mississippi River. Georgia was the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution, on January 2, 1788. In 1802–1804, western Georgia was split to the Mississippi Territory, which split to form Alabama with part of former West Florida in 1819. Georgia declared its secession from the Union on January 19, 1861, was one of the original seven Confederate states, it was the last state to be restored to the Union, on July 15, 1870. Georgia is the 8th most populous of the 50 United States. From 2007 to 2008, 14 of Georgia's counties ranked among the nation's 100 fastest-growing, second only to Texas. Georgia is known as the Empire State of the South. Atlanta, the state's capital and most populous city, has been named a global city.
Atlanta's metropolitan area contains about 55% of the population of the entire state. Georgia is bordered to the north by Tennessee and North Carolina, to the northeast by South Carolina, to the southeast by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by Florida, to the west by Alabama; the state's northernmost part is in the Blue Ridge Mountains, part of the Appalachian Mountains system. The Piedmont extends through the central part of the state from the foothills of the Blue Ridge to the Fall Line, where the rivers cascade down in elevation to the coastal plain of the state's southern part. Georgia's highest point is Brasstown Bald at 4,784 feet above sea level. Of the states east of the Mississippi River, Georgia is the largest in land area. Before settlement by Europeans, Georgia was inhabited by the mound building cultures; the British colony of Georgia was founded by James Oglethorpe on February 12, 1733. The colony was administered by the Trustees for the Establishment of the Colony of Georgia in America under a charter issued by King George II.
The Trustees implemented an elaborate plan for the colony's settlement, known as the Oglethorpe Plan, which envisioned an agrarian society of yeoman farmers and prohibited slavery. The colony was invaded by the Spanish during the War of Jenkins' Ear. In 1752, after the government failed to renew subsidies that had helped support the colony, the Trustees turned over control to the crown. Georgia became a crown colony, with a governor appointed by the king; the Province of Georgia was one of the Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution by signing the 1776 Declaration of Independence. The State of Georgia's first constitution was ratified in February 1777. Georgia was the 10th state to ratify the Articles of Confederation on July 24, 1778, was the 4th state to ratify the United States Constitution on January 2, 1788. In 1829, gold was discovered in the North Georgia mountains leading to the Georgia Gold Rush and establishment of a federal mint in Dahlonega, which continued in operation until 1861.
The resulting influx of white settlers put pressure on the government to take land from the Cherokee Nation. In 1830, President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act, sending many eastern Native American nations to reservations in present-day Oklahoma, including all of Georgia's tribes. Despite the Supreme Court's ruling in Worcester v. Georgia that U. S. states were not permitted to redraw Indian boundaries, President Jackson and the state of Georgia ignored the ruling. In 1838, his successor, Martin Van Buren, dispatched federal troops to gather the tribes and deport them west of the Mississippi; this forced relocation, known as the Trail of Tears, led to the death of over 4,000 Cherokees. In early 1861, Georgia became a major theater of the Civil War. Major battles took place at Chickamauga, Kennesaw Mountain, Atlanta. In December 1864, a large swath of the state from Atlanta to Savannah was destroyed during General William Tecumseh Sherman's March to the Sea. 18,253 Georgian soldiers died in service one of every five who served.
In 1870, following the Reconstruction Era, Georgia became the last Confederate state to be restored to the Union. With white Democrats having regained power in the state legislature, they passed a poll tax in 1877, which disenfranchised many poor blacks and whites, preventing them from registering. In 1908, the state established a white primary, they constituted 46.7% of the state's population in 1900, but the proportion of Georgia's population, African American dropped thereafter to 28% due to tens of thousands leaving the state during the Great Migration. According to the Equal Justice Institute's 2015 report on lynching in the United States, Georgia had 531 deaths, the second-highest total of these extralegal executions of any state in the South; the overwhelming number of victims were male. Political disfranchisement persisted through the mid-1960s, until after Congress passed the Voting Rights Act of 1965. An Atlanta-born Baptist minister, part of the educated middle class that had developed in Atlanta's African-American community, Martin Luther King, Jr. emerged as a national leader in the civil rights movement.
King joining with others to form the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Atlanta in 1957 to provide political leadership for the Civil Rights Movement across the South. By the 1960s, the proportion of
Jasper is a city in Pickens County, United States. The population was 3,684 at the 2010 census; the city is the county seat of Pickens County. Jasper was founded in 1853 as seat of the newly formed Pickens County, it was incorporated in 1857 in 1957 as a city. The community is named for a hero of the American Revolutionary War. Jasper is located at 34°28′9″N 84°26′3″W. Jasper is 50 miles north of Atlanta and 50 miles south of the Georgia/Tennessee/North Carolina tripoint. Routes 53 and 108 pass through Jasper. Interstate 575, which ends shortly before reaching Jasper, is the main way to Atlanta. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.3 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2000, there were 2,167 people, 942 households, 575 families residing in the city; the population density was 657.0 people per square mile. There were 1,030 housing units at an average density of 312.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 91.74% White, 4.38% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.74% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 2.12% from other races, 0.78% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.23% of the population. There were 942 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.5% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.9% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.82. In the city, the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, 19.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 80.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.7 males. The median income for a household in the city was $31,944, the median income for a family was $40,833. Males had a median income of $30,774 versus $25,489 for females; the per capita income for the city was $19,184. About 9.2% of families and 15.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.1% of those under age 18 and 19.5% of those age 65 or over.
Notable residents include judge James Larry Edmondson. The Pickens County School District holds pre-school to grade twelve, consists of four elementary schools, two middle schools, a high school; the district has 248 full-time teachers and 4,400 students. Harmony Elementary School Hill City Elementary School Tate Elementary School Jasper Middle School Pickens Jr High School Pickens High School Chattahoochee Technical College- Appalachian Campus Nicknamed "The First Mountain City," Jasper is located 50 miles north of Atlanta, Georgia; the Tate House was built by local marble baron Sam Tate in the 1920s and now sits adjacent to Tate Elementary. Standing on an old Cherokee place of worship, the historic Woodbridge Inn is a inn. Jasper is located near several large acreage mountain neighborhoods such as Big Canoe, Bent Tree, the Preserve at Sharp Mountain; the Georgia Marble Festival is held on the first weekend in October every year. It is sponsored by the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce, held at Lee Newton Park.
The festivities start with the Marble Festival Road Race. There are booths with local vendors selling handmade crafts, among other things. Another highlight is the art show, with exhibits of carved marble, as well as paintings and pottery; the Apple Festival is held the following two weekends in Georgia. Weldon Henley - former MLB pitcher Mathew Pitsch - Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives from Fort Smith since 2015.
Young Harris, Georgia
Young Harris is a city in Towns County, United States. The population was 604 at the 2000 census. Young Harris is home to Young Harris College. Young Harris is located at 34°56′3″N 83°50′52″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square mile, all land. These are cities within an approximate 15 mile radius of Young Harris; as of the 2010 United States Census, there were 899 people residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 90.9% White, 2.6% Black, 0.4% Native American, 1.2% Asian, 0.1% from some other race and 0.8% from two or more races. 4.0 % were Latino of any race. As of the census of 2000, there were 604 people, 112 households, 74 families residing in the city; the population density was 591.2 people per square mile. There were 134 housing units at an average density of 131.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 96.52% White, 1.66% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83% of the population.
There were 112 households out of which 21.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.9% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.74. In the city the population was spread out with 8.6% under the age of 18, 62.6% from 18 to 24, 8.9% from 25 to 44, 11.6% from 45 to 64, 8.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 20 years. For every 100 females, there were 69.69 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 67.3 males. The median income for a household in the city was $38,250, the median income for a family was $46,071. Males had a median income of $35,313 versus $40,625 for females; the per capita income for the city was $12,533. About 6.3% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.5% of those under age 18 and 18.8% of those age 65 or over.
Young Harris was named "McTyeire", after Bishop Holland McTyeire. It was renamed to honor Judge Young Harris, the benefactor of McTyeire Institute. Former Georgia governor and U. S. Senator Zell Miller was died in Young Harris, he was mayor of the small town from 1959-1960. Brasstown Valley Resort http://www.youngharrisga.net/
Blue Ridge, Georgia
Blue Ridge is a city in Fannin County, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 1,290; the city is the county seat of Fannin County. Blue Ridge was laid out in 1886 when the Marietta and North Georgia Railroad was extended to that point, it was incorporated in 1887. In 1895, the seat of Fannin County was transferred to Blue Ridge from Morganton. In the late 2000s and continuing through the 2010s, the city has seen a surge in new business from the LGBT community which constitutes a larger percentage of the population than is typical for a rural community; the city of Blue Ridge is located south of the center of Fannin County at 34°52′6″N 84°19′16″W. The city sits on the divide between the Tennessee River watershed to the north and the Alabama River to the south. U. S. Route 76 passes through the west side of the city, leading east 22 miles to Blairsville and southwest 15 miles to Ellijay. Georgia State Route 5 leads north from Blue Ridge 10 miles to McCaysville at the Tennessee line.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.4 square miles, all land. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 1,290 people residing in the city; the racial makeup of the city was 92.1% White, 1.2% Black, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.7% from some other race and 0.9% from two or more races. 4.5% were Hispanic or Latino of any race. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,210 people, 553 households, 319 families residing in the city; the population density was 557.2 people per square mile. There were 631 housing units at an average density of 290.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 98.26% White, 0.41% African American, 0.41% Asian, 0.17% from other races, 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83% of the population. There were 553 households out of which 25.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.9% were married couples living together, 15.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 42.3% were non-families.
38.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.81. In the city, the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.8 males. The median income for a household in the city was $28,214, the median income for a family was $35,259. Males had a median income of $25,859 versus $17,941 for females; the per capita income for the city was $16,149. About 13.7% of families and 17.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.9% of those under age 18 and 16.6% of those age 65 or over. The Fannin County School District holds pre-school to grade twelve, consists of three elementary schools, a middle school, a high school.
The district has 179 full-time teachers and more than 3,212 students. Blue Ridge Elementary School East Fannin Elementary School West Fannin Elementary School Fannin County Middle School Fannin County High School The town has one of the state's few drive-in theaters, the Swan Theater located at 651 Summit St, Blue Ridge; the theater opened in 1955 and has weekend showings and is CASH ONLY, they take no credit/debit cards. Call 706-632-5235 or 706-632-6690 The website for showing times and information is www.swan-drive-in.com Lake Underwood, entrepreneur and racecar owner and driver Mark Wills, country singer City of Blue Ridge official website Fannin County Chamber of Commerce The News Observer Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
Atlanta is the capital of, the most populous city in, the U. S. state of Georgia. With an estimated 2017 population of 486,290, it is the 38th most-populous city in the United States; the city serves as the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to 5.8 million people and the ninth-largest metropolitan area in the nation. Atlanta is the seat of the most populous county in Georgia. A small portion of the city extends eastward into neighboring DeKalb County. Atlanta was founded as the terminating stop of a major state-sponsored railroad. With rapid expansion, however, it soon became the convergence point between multiple railroads, spurring its rapid growth; the city's name derives from that of the Western and Atlantic Railroad's local depot, signifying the town's growing reputation as a transportation hub. During the American Civil War, the city was entirely burned to the ground in General William T. Sherman's famous March to the Sea. However, the city rose from its ashes and became a national center of commerce and the unofficial capital of the "New South".
During the 1950s and 1960s, Atlanta became a major organizing center of the civil rights movement, with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ralph David Abernathy, many other locals playing major roles in the movement's leadership. During the modern era, Atlanta has attained international prominence as a major air transportation hub, with Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport being the world's busiest airport by passenger traffic since 1998. Atlanta is rated as a "beta" world city that exerts a moderate impact on global commerce, research, education, media and entertainment, it ranks in the top twenty among world cities and 10th in the nation with a gross domestic product of $385 billion. Atlanta's economy is considered diverse, with dominant sectors that include transportation, logistics and business services, media operations, medical services, information technology. Atlanta has topographic features that include rolling hills and dense tree coverage, earning it the nickname of "the city in a forest."
Revitalization of Atlanta's neighborhoods spurred by the 1996 Summer Olympics, has intensified in the 21st century, altering the city's demographics, politics and culture. Prior to the arrival of European settlers in north Georgia, Creek Indians inhabited the area. Standing Peachtree, a Creek village where Peachtree Creek flows into the Chattahoochee River, was the closest Indian settlement to what is now Atlanta; as part of the systematic removal of Native Americans from northern Georgia from 1802 to 1825, the Creek were forced to leave the area in 1821, white settlers arrived the following year. In 1836, the Georgia General Assembly voted to build the Western and Atlantic Railroad in order to provide a link between the port of Savannah and the Midwest; the initial route was to run southward from Chattanooga to a terminus east of the Chattahoochee River, which would be linked to Savannah. After engineers surveyed various possible locations for the terminus, the "zero milepost" was driven into the ground in what is now Five Points.
A year the area around the milepost had developed into a settlement, first known as "Terminus", as "Thrasherville" after a local merchant who built homes and a general store in the area. By 1842, the town had six buildings and 30 residents and was renamed "Marthasville" to honor the Governor's daughter. J. Edgar Thomson, Chief Engineer of the Georgia Railroad, suggested the town be renamed Atlanta; the residents approved, the town was incorporated as Atlanta on December 29, 1847. By 1860, Atlanta's population had grown to 9,554. During the American Civil War, the nexus of multiple railroads in Atlanta made the city a hub for the distribution of military supplies. In 1864, the Union Army moved southward following the capture of Chattanooga and began its invasion of north Georgia; the region surrounding Atlanta was the location of several major army battles, culminating with the Battle of Atlanta and a four-month-long siege of the city by the Union Army under the command of General William Tecumseh Sherman.
On September 1, 1864, Confederate General John Bell Hood made the decision to retreat from Atlanta, he ordered the destruction of all public buildings and possible assets that could be of use to the Union Army. On the next day, Mayor James Calhoun surrendered Atlanta to the Union Army, on September 7, Sherman ordered the city's civilian population to evacuate. On November 11, 1864, Sherman prepared for the Union Army's March to the Sea by ordering the destruction of Atlanta's remaining military assets. After the Civil War ended in 1865, Atlanta was rebuilt. Due to the city's superior rail transportation network, the state capital was moved from Milledgeville to Atlanta in 1868. In the 1880 Census, Atlanta surpassed Savannah as Georgia's largest city. Beginning in the 1880s, Henry W. Grady, the editor of the Atlanta Constitution newspaper, promoted Atlanta to potential investors as a city of the "New South" that would be based upon a modern economy and less reliant on agriculture. By 1885, the founding of the Georgia School of Technology and the Atlanta University Center had established Atlanta as a center for higher education.
In 1895, Atlanta hosted the Cotton States and International Exposition, which attracted nearly 800,000 attendees and promoted the New South's development to the world. During the first decades of the 20th century, Atlanta experienced a period of unprecedented growth. In three decades' time, Atlanta's population tripled as the city limits expanded to include nearby streetcar suburbs; the city's skyline emerged with the construction of the
Appalachian Development Highway System
The Appalachian Development Highway System is part of the Appalachian Regional Commission in the United States. It consists of a series of highway corridors in the Appalachia region of the eastern United States; the routes are designed as local and regional routes for improving economic development in the isolated region. It was established as part of the Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965, has been supplemented by various federal and state legislative and regulatory actions; the system consists of a mixture of state, U. S. and Interstate routes. The routes are formally assigned a letter. Signage of these corridors varies from place to place, but where signed are done so with a distinctive blue-colored sign. A 2019 study found that the construction of the ADHS led to economic net gains of $54 billion and boosted incomes in the Appalachian region by reducing the costs of trade. In 1964, the President's Appalachian Regional Commission reported to Congress that economic growth in Appalachia would not be possible until the region's isolation had been overcome.
Because the cost of building highways through Appalachia's mountainous terrain was high, the region's local residents had never been served by adequate roads. The existing network of narrow, two-lane roads, snaking through narrow stream valleys or over mountaintops, was slow to drive, in many places worn out; the nation's Interstate Highway System, though extensive through the region, was designed to serve cross-country traffic rather than local residents. The PARC report and the Appalachian governors placed top priority on a modern highway system as the key to economic development; as a result, Congress authorized the construction of the Appalachian Development Highway System in the Appalachian Development Act of 1965. The ADHS was designed to generate economic development in isolated areas, supplement the interstate system, provide access to areas within the region as well as to markets in the rest of the nation; the ADHS is authorized at 3,090 miles, including 65 miles added in January 2004 by Public Law 108-199.
By the end of FY 2018, 2,796 miles —approximately 90.5 percent of the 3,090 miles authorized—were complete, open to traffic, or under construction. Many of the remaining miles will be among the most expensive to build. Corridor Z across southern Georgia is not part of the official system, but has been assigned by the Georgia Department of Transportation. Corridor A is a highway in the states of North Carolina, it travels from Interstate 285 north of Atlanta northeasterly to I-40 near North Carolina. I-40 continues easterly past Asheville, where it meets I-26 and Corridor B. In Georgia, Corridor A travels along the State Route 400 freeway from I-285 to the SR 141 interchange southwest of Cumming. From here to Nelson, near the north end of I-575, Corridor A has not been constructed, it begins again with a short piece of SR 372, becoming SR 515 when it meets I-575. SR 515 is a four-lane divided highway all the way to Blairsville. From Blairsville to North Carolina, the corridor has not been built, SR 515 is a two-lane road.
The short North Carolina Highway 69 takes Corridor A north to U. S. Route 64 near Hayesville. Corridor A turns east on US 64, after some two-lane sections, it becomes a four-lane highway. Corridor A switches to US 23 near Franklin, meets the east end of Corridor K near Sylva. From Sylva to its end at I-40 near Clyde, Corridor A uses the Great Smoky Mountains Expressway, which carries US 23 most of the way and US 74 for its entire length. Corridor A-1 uses US 19/SR 400 from the point that Corridor A leaves it, at SR 141 near Cumming, northeast to SR 53 near Bright. SR 400 continues northeast as a four-lane highway from SR 53 to SR 60 south of Dahlonega. Corridor B is a highway in the states of North Carolina, Virginia and Ohio, it follows U. S. Route 23 from Interstate 26 and I-40 near Asheville, North Carolina, north to Corridor C north of Portsmouth, Ohio. Corridor B uses I-240 from its south end into downtown Asheville, where it uses US 23 to Kingsport, Tennessee; the US 23 freeway ends at the Tennessee–Virginia state line, but US 23 is a four-lane divided highway through Virginia and into northeastern Kentucky.
At Grays Branch, Corridor B leaves US 23 to turn east on Kentucky Route 10 over the two-lane Jesse Stuart Memorial Bridge into Ohio. The short Ohio State Route 253 connects the bridge to US 52, a freeway that takes Corridor B north to Wheelersburg. US 52 continues west to Portsmouth, the proposed alignment of Corridor B continues north and northwest along Ohio State Route 823 to US 23 near Lucasville; the part of Corridor B north of SR 253 is part of the I-73/74 North–South Corridor. Corridor B-1 travels from KY 10 to the north end of the Portsmouth Bypass. In Kentucky, it follows US 23 Truck. Corridors B and B-1 both end near Lucasville, where Corridor C continues north along US 23 to Columbus. Corridor C is a highway in the U. S. state of Ohio. It is part of U. S. Route 23, traveling from the north end of Corridor B near Lucasville north to Interstate 270 south of Columbus; as of 2005, most of the road is a four-lane divided highway, but there are a few gaps yet to be built. Corridor C is part of the I-73/I-