U.S. Route 278 in Georgia
U. S. Route 278 in the U. S. state of Georgia is an east–west United States Highway traversing the north-central portion of the state. The highway travels from its western terminus as US 278/SR 74 at the Alabama state line near Esom Hill to its eastern terminus at US 1/US 25/US 78/US 278/SC 121 in the Augusta metropolitan area where it crosses the Savannah River into South Carolina; the route is concurrent with SR 6 from the Alabama state line to Lithia Springs, SR 100 and SR 1 in Cedartown, SR 8 from Lithia Springs to Decatur, SR 5 from Lithia Springs to Austell, SR 10 from Atlanta to Avondale Estates, again from Thomson to the South Carolina state line. It is concurrent with SR 12 for 118 miles, is concurrent with the southern terminus of SR 124 in Lithonia. Concurrencies of US 278 with US highways in Georgia include two long ones with its parent route US 78 from Lithia Springs to Druid Hills, again from east of Thomson to the South Carolina state line. Others include US 19/US 41 in the vicinity of Georgia Tech in Atlanta, US 29 from Georgia Tech to Druid Hills, US 23 from the eastern part of Atlanta to Druid Hills, US 129/US 441 in the vicinity of Madison, US 1 from Augusta to the South Carolina state line, US 25 from Augusta to the South Carolina state line.
It is concurrent with I-20 from exit 75 in Lithonia until it reaches exit 90 in Covington in Newton County. US 278 travels parallel to I-20 from DeKalb County, near Atlanta, to McDuffie County; the highway starts at the Alabama state line, near Esom Hill in Polk County, is concurrent with SR 6 from its western terminus. It travels southeast as a two-lane undivided highway until the intersection with Hardin Road, where it curves northeast. Along the way, it travels straight east along the north edge of a waterway known as Esom Slough turns to the northeast again at the intersection with Brewster Field Road. Getting away from Esom Hill, it travels through a community known as Akes, only has intersections with three local roads. At some point, it passes a short proposed eastbound right-of-way. Just before entering Cedartown, the road is joined by a concurrency with SR 100. At a bridge over an abandoned Seaboard Air Line Railroad line, it travels over a connecting spur to the Silver Comet Trail, enters the City of Cedartown.
The spur leads to a trailhead on the northeast corner of the bridge, while the trail itself travels along the south side of the road beginning at the southeast corner of the bridge. The trail continues to run along the south side of the road as it passes an Underwriters Laboratory building, crosses a bridge over Dry Creek, where it loops around like the inner ramps of a cloverleaf interchange and leaves the side of the road to travel along the east bank of the creek. Condominiums are along the north side of the road and single-family houses line the south side until it reaches U. S. Route 27 Bus./SR 1 Bus.. From there, Canal Street becomes Junior Boulevard; this segment of the highway shifts between southeast and east trajectories and, at one point, crosses an at-grade former Central of Georgia Railway line. MLK Jr Boulevard travels southeast for the last time and ends at a short concurrency with US 27/SR 1, where SR 100 turns south and US 278/SR 6 turns north; that concurrency ends at an overpass with two connecting roads on the southwest and northeast corners.
The Silver Comet Trail, which travels in close proximity with US 278 from the Alabama state line flanks the highway directly along the south side for the second time east of the bridge over Fish Creek. At the border with Rockmart, US 278 Bus./SR 6 Bus. branches off to the southeast, while mainline US 278/SR 6 curves to the northeast onto Nathan Dean Parkway. Before the intersection of Calloway Drive, the Silver Comet Trail makes a sharp turn south; the eastern terminus of US 278 Bus./SR 6 Bus. is the west end of the concurrency with SR 101. US 278/SR 6/SR 101 makes a slight turn to the southeast where it encounters the intersection with SR 113, that route joins them as they all turns south. US 278/SR 6/SR 101/SR 113 leaves the city limits at a bridge over Braswell Road and a parallel railroad line. Just after the intersection with Fairview Road, the routes curve to the southeast; the concurrency travels over a bridge above the Silver Comet Trail again, just before the intersection with Atlanta Highway and Coots Lake Road, the former of, once a segment of US 278/SR 6/SR 101/SR 113.
Not long after this, the highway passes by Coots Lake. SR 101/SR 113 leaves the concurrency a little further southeast, after descending into a slight valley, US 278/SR 6 crosses the Polk–Paulding county line, where the street name is changed to Rockmart Highway. Along the way, it passes by few sites of any note other than Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport. Further east, a former segment on the opposite side called "Wayside Lane" begins, which serves the Lillian C. Poole Elementary School, Wayside Baptist Church. Wayside Lane ends west of a power line right-of-way. After the west end of Olivet Loop and at a break in the median, the route enters Dallas. At the intersection of the east end of Olivet Loop and Vista Lake Drive, Rockmart Highway becomes the Jimmy Campbell Parkway. What passes for a major intersection after this is West Memorial Drive, another former segment of the highways. A real major intersection follows shortly Buchanan Street, where SR 120 and SR 6 Bus. meet. SR 120 joins US 278/SR
Columbia, South Carolina
Columbia is the capital and second largest city of the U. S. state of South Carolina, with a population estimate of 134,309 as of 2016. The city serves as the county seat of Richland County, a portion of the city extends into neighboring Lexington County, it is the center of the Columbia metropolitan statistical area, which had a population of 767,598 as of the 2010 United States Census, growing to 817,488 by July 1, 2016, according to 2015 U. S. Census estimates; the name Columbia is a poetic term used for the United States, originating from the name of Christopher Columbus. The city is located 13 miles northwest of the geographic center of South Carolina, is the primary city of the Midlands region of the state, it lies at the confluence of the Saluda River and the Broad River, which merge at Columbia to form the Congaree River. Columbia is home to the University of South Carolina, the state's flagship university and the largest in the state, is the site of Fort Jackson, the largest United States Army installation for Basic Combat Training.
Columbia is located 20 miles west of the site of McEntire Joint National Guard Base, operated by the U. S. Air Force and is used as a training base for the 169th Fighter Wing of The South Carolina Air National Guard. Columbia is the location of the South Carolina State House, the center of government for the state. In 1860, the city was the location of the South Carolina Secession Convention, which marked the departure of the first state from the Union in the events leading up to the Civil War. At the time of European encounter, the inhabitants of the area that became Columbia were a people called the Congaree. In May 1540, a Spanish expedition led by Hernando de Soto traversed what is now Columbia while moving northward; the expedition produced the earliest written historical records of the area, part of the regional Cofitachequi chiefdom. From the creation of Columbia by the South Carolina General Assembly in 1786, the site of Columbia was important to the overall development of the state; the Congarees, a frontier fort on the west bank of the Congaree River, was the head of navigation in the Santee River system.
A ferry was established by the colonial government in 1754 to connect the fort with the growing settlements on the higher ground on the east bank. Like many other significant early settlements in colonial America, Columbia is on the fall line from the Piedmont region; the fall line is the spot where a river becomes unnavigable when sailing upstream and where water flowing downstream can power a mill. State Senator John Lewis Gervais of the town of Ninety Six introduced a bill, approved by the legislature on March 22, 1786, to create a new state capital. There was considerable argument over the name for the new city. According to published accounts, Senator Gervais said he hoped that "in this town we should find refuge under the wings of COLUMBIA", for, the name which he wished it to be called. One legislator insisted on the name "Washington", but "Columbia" won by a vote of 11–7 in the state senate; the site was chosen as the new state capital in 1786, due to its central location in the state.
The State Legislature first met there in 1790. After remaining under the direct government of the legislature for the first two decades of its existence, Columbia was incorporated as a village in 1805 and as a city in 1854. Columbia received a large stimulus to development when it was connected in a direct water route to Charleston by the Santee Canal; this canal connected the Cooper rivers in a 22-mile-long section. It was first chartered in 1786 and completed in 1800, making it one of the earliest canals in the United States. With increased railroad traffic, it ceased operation around 1850; the commissioners designed a town of 400 blocks in a 2-mile square along the river. The blocks were sold to speculators and prospective residents. Buyers had to build a house at least 30 feet long and 18 feet wide within three years or face an annual 5% penalty; the perimeter streets and two through streets were 150 feet wide. The remaining squares were divided by thoroughfares 100 feet wide; the commissioners comprised the local government until 1797 when a Commission of Streets and Markets was created by the General Assembly.
Three main issues occupied most of their time: public drunkenness and poor sanitation. As one of the first planned cities in the United States, Columbia began to grow rapidly, its population was nearing 1,000 shortly after the start of the 19th century. In 1801, South Carolina College was founded in Columbia; the original building survives. The city was chosen as the site of the institution in part to unite the citizens of the Upcountry and the Lowcountry and to discourage the youth from migrating to England for their higher education. At the time, South Carolina sent more young men to England; the leaders of South Carolina wished to monitor the development of the school. Columbia received its first charter as a town in 1805. An intendant and six wardens would govern the town. John Taylor, the first elected intendant served in both houses of the General Assembly, both houses of Congress, as governor. By 1816, there were a population of more than one thousand. Columbia became chartered with an elected mayor and six aldermen.
Two years Columbia had a police force consisting of a full-time chief and nine patrolmen. The city continued to grow at a rapid
Martinez is a census-designated place in Columbia County, United States. It is part of the Augusta, Georgia metropolitan area; the population was 35,795 at the 2010 census. Martinez is located in eastern Columbia County at 33°30′58″N 82°6′0″W, it is bordered to the southeast by the city of Augusta in Richmond County. To the north and northwest is the CDP of Evans. Interstate 20 forms the short southern boundary of Martinez, with access from Exit 194. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 14.6 square miles, of which 14.5 square miles is land and 0.12 square miles, or 0.76%, is water. Martinez has an elevation of 361 feet above sea level, about 200 feet higher than downtown Augusta; the areas of the CDP closest to the Richmond County line tend to be flat, while land further west is hillier. Trees in Martinez are seen in the subdivisions, as the main roads are crowded with businesses, they include pine, sweet gum, a variety of other species. The founder was a wealthy man from Cuba.
He named it El Cordero Rancho. He wanted to be an American soldier, he ended up having four daughters who married wealthy men, one being a Dr. Perrin who died around 1940. El Cordero Ranch is now only 20 acres in size, his old home and several buildings, barns and a water tower original to the property still stand. As of the census of 2000, there were 27,749 people, 9,886 households, 8,037 families residing in the CDP; the population density was 2,207.1 people per square mile. There were 10,320 housing units at an average density of 820.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the CDP was 83.98% White, 8.02% African American, 0.23% Native American, 5.60% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.68% from other races, 1.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.31% of the population. There were 9,886 households out of which 44.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.2% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 18.7% were non-families.
15.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.13. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, 7.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $68,300, the median income for a family was $80,390. Males had a median income of $47,312 versus $30,821 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $29,345. About 2.5% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.5% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over. I-20 SR 28 SR 104 SR 104 Conn. SR 232 SR 383 SR 402 Augusta Preparatory Day School Lakeside High School Evans High School Greenbrier High School Lakeside Middle School Riverside Middle School Columbia Middle School Augusta Christian Schools Greenbrier Middle School Evans Middle School Stallings Island Middle School Martinez Elementary School Blue Ridge Elementary School Westmont Elementary School Martinez Elementary School South Columbia Elementary School Stevens Creek Elementary School Central Savannah River Area
A ZIP Code is a postal code used by the United States Postal Service in a system it introduced in 1963. The term ZIP is an acronym for Zone Improvement Plan; the basic format consists of five digits. An extended ZIP+4 code was introduced in 1983 which includes the five digits of the ZIP Code, followed by a hyphen and four additional digits that reference a more specific location; the term ZIP Code was registered as a servicemark by the U. S. Postal Service, but its registration has since expired; the early history and context of postal codes began with postal district/zone numbers. The United States Post Office Department implemented postal zones for numerous large cities in 1943. For example: The "16" was the number of the postal zone in the specific city. By the early 1960s, a more organized system was needed, non-mandatory five-digit ZIP Codes were introduced nationwide on July 1, 1963; the USPOD issued its Publication 59: Abbreviations for Use with ZIP Code on October 1, 1963, with the list of two-letter state abbreviations which are written with both letters capitalized.
An earlier list in June had proposed capitalized abbreviations ranging from two to five letters. According to Publication 59, the two-letter standard was "based on a maximum 23-position line, because this has been found to be the most universally acceptable line capacity basis for major addressing systems", which would be exceeded by a long city name combined with a multi-letter state abbreviation, such as "Sacramento, Calif." along with the ZIP Code. The abbreviations have remained unchanged, with the exception of Nebraska, changed from NB to NE in 1969 at the request of the Canadian postal administration, to avoid confusion with the Canadian province of New Brunswick. Robert Moon is considered the father of the ZIP Code; the post office only credits Moon with the first three digits of the ZIP Code, which describe the sectional center facility or "sec center." An SCF is a central mail processing facility with those three digits. The fourth and fifth digits, which give a more precise locale within the SCF, were proposed by Henry Bentley Hahn Sr.
The SCF sorts mail to all post offices with those first three digits in their ZIP Codes. The mail is sorted according to the final two digits of the ZIP Code and sent to the corresponding post offices in the early morning. Sectional centers do not deliver mail and are not open to the public, most of their employees work the night shift. Mail picked up at post offices is sent to their own SCF in the afternoon, where the mail is sorted overnight. In the case of large cities, the last two digits coincide with the older postal zone number thus: In 1967, these became mandatory for second- and third-class bulk mailers, the system was soon adopted generally; the United States Post Office used a cartoon character, which it called Mr. ZIP, to promote the use of the ZIP Code, he was depicted with a legend such as "USE ZIP CODE" in the selvage of panes of postage stamps or on the covers of booklet panes of stamps. In 1971 Elmira Star-Gazette reporter Dick Baumbach found out the White House was not using a ZIP Code on its envelopes.
Herb Klein, special assistant to President Nixon, responded by saying the next printing of envelopes would include the ZIP Code. In 1983, the U. S. Postal Service introduced an expanded ZIP Code system that it called ZIP+4 called "plus-four codes", "add-on codes", or "add-ons". A ZIP+4 Code uses the basic five-digit code plus four additional digits to identify a geographic segment within the five-digit delivery area, such as a city block, a group of apartments, an individual high-volume receiver of mail, a post office box, or any other unit that could use an extra identifier to aid in efficient mail sorting and delivery. However, initial attempts to promote universal use of the new format met with public resistance and today the plus-four code is not required. In general, mail is read by a multiline optical character reader that instantly determines the correct ZIP+4 Code from the address—along with the more specific delivery point—and sprays an Intelligent Mail barcode on the face of the mail piece that corresponds to 11 digits—nine for the ZIP+4 Code and two for the delivery point.
For Post Office Boxes, the general rule is. The add-on code is one of the following: the last four digits of the box number, zero plus the last three digits of the box number, or, if the box number consists of fewer than four digits, enough zeros are attached to the front of the box number to produce a four-digit number. However, there is no uniform rule, so the ZIP+4 Code must be looked up individually for each box; the ZIP Code is translated into an Intelligent Mail barcode, printed on the mailpiece to make it easier for automated machines to sort. A barcode can be printed by the sender, it is better to let the post office put one on. In general, the post office uses OCR technology, though in some cases a human might have to read and enter the address. Customers who send bulk mail can get a discount on postage if they have printed the barcode themselves and have presorted the mai
A city is a large human settlement. Cities have extensive systems for housing, sanitation, land use, communication, their density facilitates interaction between people, government organizations and businesses, sometimes benefiting different parties in the process. City-dwellers have been a small proportion of humanity overall, but following two centuries of unprecedented and rapid urbanization half of the world population now lives in cities, which has had profound consequences for global sustainability. Present-day cities form the core of larger metropolitan areas and urban areas—creating numerous commuters traveling towards city centers for employment and edification. However, in a world of intensifying globalization, all cities are in different degree connected globally beyond these regions; the most populated city proper is Chongqing while the most populous metropolitan areas are the Greater Tokyo Area, the Shanghai area, Jabodetabek. The cities of Faiyum and Varanasi are among those laying claim to longest continual inhabitation.
A city is distinguished from other human settlements by its great size, but by its functions and its special symbolic status, which may be conferred by a central authority. The term can refer either to the physical streets and buildings of the city or to the collection of people who dwell there, can be used in a general sense to mean urban rather than rural territory. A variety of definitions, invoking population, population density, number of dwellings, economic function, infrastructure, are used in national censuses to classify populations as urban. Common population definitions for a city range between 1,500 and 50,000 people, with most U. S. states using a minimum between 5,000 inhabitants. However, some jurisdictions set no such minimums. In the United Kingdom, city status is awarded by the government and remains permanently, resulting in some small cities, such as Wells and St Davids. According to the "functional definition" a city is not distinguished by size alone, but by the role it plays within a larger political context.
Cities serve as administrative, commercial and cultural hubs for their larger surrounding areas. Examples of settlements called city which may not meet any of the traditional criteria to be named such include Broad Top City and City Dulas, Anglesey, a hamlet; the presence of a literate elite is sometimes included in the definition. A typical city has professional administrators and some form of taxation to support the government workers; the governments may be based on heredity, military power, work projects such as canal building, food distribution, land ownership, commerce, finance, or a combination of these. Societies that live in cities are called civilizations; the word city and the related civilization come, via Old French, from the Latin root civitas meaning citizenship or community member and coming to correspond with urbs, meaning city in a more physical sense. The Roman civitas was linked with the Greek "polis"—another common root appearing in English words such as metropolis. Urban geography deals both with their internal structure.
Town siting has varied through history according to natural, technological and military contexts. Access to water has long been a major factor in city placement and growth, despite exceptions enabled by the advent of rail transport in the nineteenth century, through the present most of the world's urban population lives near the coast or on a river. Urban areas as a rule cannot produce their own food and therefore must develop some relationship with a hinterland which sustains them. Only in special cases such as mining towns which play a vital role in long-distance trade, are cities disconnected from the countryside which feeds them. Thus, centrality within a productive region influences siting, as economic forces would in theory favor the creation of market places in optimal mutually reachable locations; the vast majority of cities have a central area containing buildings with special economic and religious significance. Archaeologists refer to this area by the Greek term temenos; these spaces reflect and amplify the city's centrality and importance to its wider sphere of influence.
Today cities have downtown, sometimes coincident with a central business district. Cities have public spaces where anyone can go; these include owned spaces open to the public as well as forms of public land such as public domain and the commons. Western philosophy since the time of the Greek agora has considered physical public space as the substrate of the symbolic public sphere. Public art adorns public spaces. Parks and other natural sites within cities provide residents with relief from the hardness and regularity of typical built environments. Urban structure follows one or more basic patterns: geomorphic, concentric and curvilinear. Physical environment constrains the form in which a city is built. If located on a mountainside, urban structure may rely on winding roads, it may be adapted to its means of subsistence. And it may be set up for optimal defense given the surrounding landscape. Beyond these "geomorphi
Fort Gordon known as Camp Gordon, is a United States Army installation established in October 1941. It is the current home of the United States Army Signal Corps, United States Army Cyber Corps, Cyber Center of Excellence, it was once the home of Civil Affairs School. The fort is located southeast of Grovetown and southwest of the city Augusta, Georgia; the main component of the post is the Advanced Individual Training for Signal Corps military occupational specialties. In 1966–68 the Army's Signal Officer Candidate School graduated over 2,200 Signal officers. Signals Intelligence comprises more and more of the fort's duties; the United States Army established many war-training camps during World War I. Chamblee, northeast of Atlanta, was selected for one of the state's largest army cantonments, it was named Camp Gordon in honor of John Brown Gordon, a major general in the Confederate army, a Georgia governor, a U. S. senator, a businessman. The camp opened in July 1917, becoming a training home of the famous 82nd Division.
The division was composed of men from several different states, but men from Georgia made up half its number. This camp was in operation until the sale of real estate and buildings was ordered in 1920, it was abandoned in September 1921. During WWI the US Army Camp Hancock was located in Augusta, Georgia in the general vicinity of the current Daniel Field. Camp Hancock was the home of the 28th Infantry Division from Pennsylvania. Camp Hancock was abandoned and turned over to a caretaker detachment March 27, 1919. From 1919 until 1941, there was no army installation named Camp Gordon in existence, nor was there an installation located near Augusta, Georgia. Camp Gordon was approved as the name for a WWII division training camp which began construction in July 1941; the U. S. War Department approved a contract to construct facilities on a new training area near Augusta, in Richmond County, Georgia, selected several months earlier. A groundbreaking and flag-raising ceremony took place in October. In response to the attack on Pearl Harbor Colonel Herbert W. Schmidt, camp commander, moved his small staff from his temporary office in the Augusta post office building to the unfinished headquarters building at Camp Gordon on 9 December 1941 and the 4th Infantry Division began to establish operations there.
The post was home to three divisions during the war: the 4th Infantry, the 26th Infantry, the 10th Armored. From October 1943 to January 1945 Camp Gordon served as an internment camp for foreign prisoners of war. From May 1945 until April 1946 the U. S. Army Personnel and Separation Center processed nearly 86,000 personnel for discharge from the Army. From early 1946 to June 1947, the U. S. Army Disciplinary Barracks for convicted criminals was located at Camp Gordon, the installation was scheduled for deactivation. In September 1948 the Army relocated the Military Police School from Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, to Camp Gordon, in October 1948 a Signal Corps training center was activated. On 21 March 1956, the post was renamed Fort Gordon. During the 1950s and into the 1980s Fort Gordon served as a basic-training camp, it provided advanced individual training for troops. Since June 1985 Fort Gordon has been the home of the Signal Corps Regiment, the branch of the U. S. Army responsible for providing and maintaining information systems and communication networks.
The US Army Signal School's primary purpose is to conduct specialized instruction for all Signal Corps military and civilian personnel. During the Vietnam War, Fort Gordon was home to Camp Crockett, an area of the post conducting 9-week advance airborne infantry training courses for soldiers in line to attend the remaining 3 weeks of Airborne training at Fort Benning, be assigned to Airborne units in Vietnam; the location closed as the war ended and today the site is overgrown with pine trees. Between 1966 and 68 2,200 Signal Officers were trained at Fort Gordon's Signal Officer Candidate School, before all US Army branch OCSs were merged with the Infantry OCS at Fort Benning. During the Vietnam War, Ft. Gordon was a training location for the Military Police Corps, located in the World War II wooden barracks corridor between Brainard Ave. and Avenue Of The States, in the Brems Barracks region of the fort. In September 2014, the US Army established Cyber School at Fort Gordon. Both the Signal School and Cyber School are subordinate elements of the US Army Cyber Center of Excellence, the headquarters, known as the US Army Signal Center of Excellence.
The chiefs of the Signal and Cyber branches - the Chief of Signal and the Chief of Cyber - are dual hatted as the commandants of their respective schools and serve as the proponent chiefs for their branches and regiments. In October 2016, Fort Gordon marked its 75th year as a continuous active US military installation near Augusta, GA. Fort Gordon's official name is the U. S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence & Fort Gordon, or CyberCoE&FG. While the TRADOC school itself is the primary function, the post is home to the following active-duty tenant units: 15th Regimental Signal Brigade 369th Signal Battalion 442nd Signal Battalion 551st Signal Battalion Ordnance Training Detachment - Gordon 35th Signal Brigade 63rd Signal Battalion 67th Signal Battalion 50th Signal Battalion 480th Intelligence and Reconnaissance Wing 513th Military Intelligence Brigade 202nd Military Intelligence Battalion 297th Military Intelligence Battali
Georgia State Route 388
State Route 388 is a 4.5-mile-long state highway that travels south-to-north in a backward L-shape within Columbia County, in the east-central part of the state of Georgia. It connects Grovetown to Lewiston. SR 388 begins at an intersection with SR 223 and the eastern terminus of Harlem–Grovetown Road in Grovetown. Here, SR 388 is known as a major urban corridor farther to the east in Augusta. SR 223 north of here is known as Wrightsboro Road, but is known as West Robinson Avenue southeast of here. SR 388 passes Goodale Park. At an intersection with Whiskey Road, it begins a curve to the east; this 0.8-mile-long section of roadway is lined with numerous businesses on both sides. It intersects the northern terminus of Katherine Street and the southern terminus of Horizon South Parkway. Here, SR 388 turns left onto Horizon South Parkway, while Wrightsboro Road continues to the east toward Augusta. SR 388 takes Horizon South Parkway to the north-northeast, it leaves the city limits of Grovetown just before passing a campus of Augusta Technical College and crossing over Mill Branch.
It passes the Horizon South industrial complex, which includes a John Deere location, a Serta plant, Palmetto Industries. Access is provided via Horizon West Parkway. Just after this intersection, the highway curves to the northwest. A short distance it curves to the north-northwest and has an interchange with Interstate 20 and its internal designation of SR 402. Here, the roadway crosses over the Interstate highway on the Lieutenant General James E. Gray Memorial Bridge and becomes known as Lewiston Road, it curves to the north-northeast just south of an intersection with the southern terminus of William Few Parkway and the western terminus of Sugarcreek Drive. At an intersection with the eastern terminus of Mill Creek Lane, it curves back to the north-northwest. A short distance SR 388 meets its northern terminus, an intersection with SR 232. Here, the roadway continues as Hereford Farm Road. SR 388 connects SR 223 and SR 232, which travel parallel to each other on opposite sides of I-20 in southern Columbia County.
This highway and Hereford Farm Road serve to connect Grovetown and Evans. SR 388 is not part of the National Highway System, a system of routes determined to be the most important for the nation's economy and defense; the road that would become SR 388 was built in 1965 along the same alignment as it travels today. By 1991, the road was designated as SR 388. In 2004, it was extended along Hereford Farm Road. In 2007, it was removed from Hereford Farm Road; the entire route is in Columbia County. Harlem–Grovetown Road is the name for what is a southern extension of SR 388, from the latter highway's southern terminus in Grovetown; as its name suggests, it serves to connect traffic from Harlem to Grovetown. Harlem–Grovetown Road is a 7.0-mile-long route. The highway travels to the east-northeast. A short distance it leaves the city limits of Harlem and crosses over Euchee Creek. After an intersection with Old Louisville Road, the road curves to the north-northeast. In Grovetown, it passes the Grovetown Trails at Euchee Creek, Grovetown Middle School, Cedar Ridge Elementary School, just before meeting its eastern terminus, an intersection with SR 223 and the southern terminus of SR 388.
Harlem–Grovetown Road is not part of the National Highway System, a system of routes determined to be the most important for the nation's economy and defense. The entire route is in Columbia County. Hereford Farm Road is the name for what is a northern and eastern extension of SR 388, from the latter highway's northern terminus in Lewiston, it serves to connect traffic from SR 388 to Evans. Hereford Farm Road is a 5.6-mile-long route. The highway begins at an intersection with SR 232 and the northern terminus of SR 388 in Lewiston and travels to the north-northwest, it passes Lewiston Elementary School. Just south of Innisbrook Drive, it curves back to the north-northeast; the road curves to the southeast and to the east-northeast. Just after crossing over Tudor Branch, the highway begins skirting the northwestern edge of the city limits of Evans. Between an intersection with the southern terminus of Blanchard Road and one with the northern terminus of Cedric Way, it passes by Evans Middle School.
While passing the school, it curves to the east-southeast. Just west of an intersection with the northern terminus of Cox Road and the southern terminus of Gibbs Road, the highway curves back to the east-northeast. At this intersection, it is just to the northwest of Evans High School. Just west of an intersection with the northern terminus of Galway Drive and the southern terminus of Lake Jean Drive, the highway begins a curve to the east. At the next intersection, one with the northern terminus of Parkview Drive and the southern terminus of Lawrence Drive, it curves to the east-southeast and meets its northern terminus, an intersection with SR 383 in the main part of town. Here, the roadway continues as Towne Centre Drive. Hereford Farm Road was built in 1965. In 2004, SR 388 was extended along Hereford Farm Road. In 2007, it was removed from Hereford Farm Road. Hereford Farm Road is not part of the National Highway System, a system of routes determined to be the most important for the nation's economy and defense.
The entire route is in Col