The Ashley River Road passes by three national historic landmarks -- Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church, Drayton Hall and Middleton Place -- as it traverses a National Register Historic District that traces the history of European and African settlement, commerce and industry from their colonial origins to the present.
Looming majestically beyond the low Piedmont hills, the Blue Ridge escarpment thrills the mountain lover's soul. The Cherokees called these heights the "Great Blue Hills of God." Following an ancient Cherokee path, this beautiful two-lane road arcs through peach orchards and villages, past Cowpens National Battlefield and over Lake Keowee.
For a variety of views from the sparkling waters of Edisto Bay to the green foliage native to the South, drive the Edisto Island Scenic Byway on SC 174.
The Savannah River Scenic Byway affords scenic views, glimpses of life in the rural South and opportunities to experience southern hospitality. Whether receiving a casual lesson on barbecue traditions, fishing tips or stories about the state's role in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, you'll feel welcome.
Other Byways in South Carolina
As a service, we strive to include information on all byways or backways in South Carolina on this website. This list may be incomplete or contain byways that overlap.
- Andrew Pickens Scenic Parkway
- Bohicket Road Scenic Highway
- Cowpens National Battlefield Scenic Highway
- Fort Johnson Road Scenic Highway
- Hilton Head Scenic Highway
- James Edwin McTeer Bridge & The Causways Scenic Highway
- Long Point Road Scenic Highway
- Mathis Ferry Road Scenic Highway
- Old Sheldon Church Road Scenic Highway
- Oscar Wigington Scenic Byway
- Riverland Drive Scenic Highway
- S-13 Scenic Highway
- S-163 Scenic Highway
- SC-170 Scenic Highway
- SC-46 Scenic Highway
- US-21 Scenic Highway
- US-278 Scenic Highway