South Carolina

SOUTH CAROLINA OFFICIAL MAPS

Notes:
According to a letter from the South Carolina DOT, monthly road status maps were published from 1919 to 1935. In 1920, the first State Highway Department tourist map was published. The second tourist map was published in 1935. From 1937 to 1939, they report that a private company produced maps under contract (this company is identified as Gallup’s, Inc. of Kansas City, Missouri on the 1937 and 1938 maps).

A “General Highway Map” dated October, 1947 is known to exist. This map is not like the others of that era. It does not have a cover, and is actually much more detailed than the regular official maps. The back side of this map shows 50 city inset maps, and is dated 1948. It is not known if these maps exist for other years, but it seems likely.

Varieties of the map exist in later years, which have “State Highway Map & Calendar of Events” or “Visitors Guide & Highway Map” on the cover. These maps were issued by the S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. These have the same map on one side as the regular edition, but contain a listing of state events for the year or tourist sites rather than tourism related photos and information on the back side. These are known to exist for at least 1984 and 1985, and probably other years as well.

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Last updated: 1/8/16 (meg)

South Carolina Maps:
1919; reported by SC DOT
1920; reported by SC DOT
1921; reported by SC DOT
1922; reported by SC DOT
1923; reported by SC DOT
1924; reported by SC DOT
1925; reported by SC DOT
1926; dtd lgnd (Jan 3); no cvr and printed one side only; unfolded 22.25 x 19
1927; reported by SC DOT
1928; dtd map title (Oct 1); no cvr and printed one side only; unfolded 20.5 x 17
1929; reported by SC DOT and PC (dtd map title (Feb 1); no cvr)
1930; dtd lgnd; no cvr; unfolded 22 x 17
      [1 known version: {May 1} and 1 reported version: {Oct}]
1931; dtd lgnd (May 1); no cvr; unfolded 22 x 17
1932; dtd cvr; bw txt cvr with st seal; 3.75 x 8.5
      [3 known versions: {Mar 1}, {Apr 1}, {Jun 1}]
1933; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1932
      [4 known versions: {Jan 1}, {Apr 1}, {May 1}, {Jun 1}]
1934; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1932
      [2 known versions: {May 1}, {Sep 1}]
1935; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1932
      [2 known versions: {Feb 1}, {Jul 31 w/dif cover arrangement}]
1936; dtd cvr; bw txt cvr with st seal; 3.75 x 8.5
1937; dtd cvr; bw photo of straight rd through forest; 3.75 x 8.5
1938; bw photo of curving rd by forested hills; 3.75 x 8.5
1939; dtd cvr; bw photo of st cptl; 3.75 x 8.5
1940; dtd cvr; bw photo of road lined with Palmetto trees; 3.75 x 8.5
1941; dtd cvr; bw photo of hwy curving to left in forested hills; 3.75 x 8.5
1942; dtd cvr; blue tint bw photo of wide hwy; 3.75 x 8.5
1943; no map issued per SCDOT
1944; no map issued per SCDOT
1945; no map issued per SCDOT
1946; no map issued per SCDOT
1947; dtd cvr; bw photo of car on road under tree with Spanish moss; 3.75 x 8
1948; dtd cvr; bw photo of road & palm trees; 3.75 x 8.5
1949; dtd cvr; photo of palm trees on beach; 3.75 x 8.5
1950; dtd cvr; clr photo of church; 3.75 x 8.5
1951; dtd cvr; clr photo of st cptl bldg; 3.75 x 8.5
1952; dtd cvr; clr photo “U. S. 276 at Autumntime” (ci); 3.75 x 7.75
1953; dtd cvr; clr photo “Magnolia Gardens at Charleston” (ci); 3.75 x 7.75
1954; same as 1953 exc “Revised January 1, 1954” stamped at btm of cvr
1955; dtd cvr; clr photo “Monument in Kings Mountain (U.S. Revolution) Battleground” (ci); 3.75 x 7.75
1956; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1955
1957; dtd cvr; clr dwgs “World famous Brookgreen Gardens on U.S. 17 near Georgetown” (ci); 3.75 x 7.75
1958; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1957
1959; dtd cvr; clr dwg of fwys superimposed on county map of st; 3.75 x 7.75
1960; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1959
1961; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1959
1962; dtd cvr; clr photo “Traffic interchange at U.S. 1 and I-26” (ci); 3.75 x 7.75
1963; dtd cvr; clr photo “Rock Hill’s Glencairn Gardens” (ci); 3.75 x 7.5
1964; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1963
1965; dtd map, cvr (1965-66); clr photo “World famous Middleton and Magnolia Gardens” (ci); 3.5 x 7.5
      [2 known versions: {Jan. 1, 1965}, {June 1, 1965}]
1966; dtd map (Jan. 1, 1966), cvr (1965-66); otherwise same as 1965
1967; dtd cvr; clr photo of st cptl bldg; 3.75 x 7
1968; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1967
1969; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1967
      [2 known versions: { }, {“Tricentennial Observance 1970” added at top}]
1970; dtd cvr; clr dwg of “1970” and “300” several times; 3.75 x 8.5
1971; dtd map; clr painting of palm tree at sunset; 3.75 x 8.5
1972; dtd map; clr photo of st cptl bldg; 3.75 x 8.5
1973; dtd map; clr photo of lighthouse at dawn; 3.75 x 8.5
1974; dtd cvr; clr photo “Concrete median barrier of newly relocated U. S. 25” (ci); 4 x 8.75
1975; dtd cvr; color woodcut of Rev War battle; 4 x 8.75
1976; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1975
1977; dtd cvr; clr photo of flowers – “yellow jessamine” (ci); 4 x 8.75
      [2 known versions: {“Highway Dept.” }, {“Dept. of Highways and Public Transportation”}]
1978; dtd cvr; clr photo of statue of horses fighting – “Entrance, Brookgreen Gardens” (ci); 4 x 7.75
1979; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1978
1980; dtd cvr; clr photo “The famous Carolina moon…over…Columbia” (ci); 4.25 x 7.75
1981; clr dwg “The Governor’s Rural Economic Achievement Trophy” (ci); 4 x 7.75
      [2 known versions: {dtd cvr}, {dtd map title}]
1982; dtd map; same cvr as 1981 exc 3.5 x 7
1983; dtd map; same cvr as 1981 exc 3.5 x 7
1984; dtd map; clr photo “An osprey nest…Capers Island in Charleston County” (ci); 3.5 x 7
1985; dtd map; otherwise same as 1984
1986 A; dtd map; otherwise same as 1984
1986 B; dtd map; clr photo of couple walking on beach; 3.5 x 7
1987; dtd map; clr photo of couple sitting on beach; 3.5 x 7
1988; dtd map; otherwise same as 1987 exc “Discover America” logo added
1989; dtd map; clr photo of couple on bench near beach; 3.5 x 7
1990; dtd map; cvr same as 1989; 3.75 x 7.5
1991; dtd map; otherwise same as 1990
1992; dtd map; clr photo of couple on beach under umbrella; 3.75 x 7.5
1993; dtd map; clr photo of 4 palm trees on beach; 3.75 x 7.5
1994; dtd map; otherwise same as 1993
1995; dtd map; otherwise same as 1993
1996; dtd map; otherwise same as 1993
1997; dtd map; collage of clr photos; 4 x 7.75
1998; dtd map; 13 sm clr photos on water background; 4 x 7.75
1999; dtd map; 15 sm clr photos on sand background; 4 x 7.75
2000; dtd map; clr photo of man and girl on beach; 4 x 7.75
2001; dtd map; clr photo of bridges and red skyline; 4 x 7.5
2002; dtd map; clr photo of couple with kid on bike; 4 x 7.75
2003; dtd cvr; clr photo of carriage on road; 4 x 7.75
2004; dtd cvr; clr photo of road through trees in autumn; 4 x 7.75
2005; dtd cvr; clr photo of concrete bridge; 4 x 7.75
2006; dtd cvr; clr photo “Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge across the Cooper River” (ci); 4 x 7.75
2007; dtd cvr; clr photo of 2 canoes in lake with mountain in background; 4 x 7.75
2008; dtd cvr; clr photo of park with waterfall and suspension bridge; 4 x 7.5
2009; dtd cvr; clr photo of waterfall; 4 x 7.5
2011; dtd map; clr photo of 2 canoes in lake with mountain in background; 4 x 7.5
2012; dtd map; clr photo of family tubing on river; 4 x 7.5

South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Maps:
1984; dtd map (Jan 1); clr photo of sailboat on beach; Calendar of Events; 3.5 x 7
1985; dtd map (Jan 1); otherwise same as 1984
[c.1985]; clr photo of family walking on beach; Visitors Guide; 4 x 7.75

South Carolina Revisions/Code List:
For 1970 and 1971, revision dates are found on the box listing the State Highway Commission members. No revision dates have been found on 1972 to 1974 maps, but variations in the commissioners have been noted below. From 1975 to 1980, a print quantity code along with the date appears in the State Highway Commission box.

1970: {Rev. 1-1-70}, {Rev. 4-30-70}
1971: {Rev. 1-1-71}, {Rev. 6-1-71}
1972:
1973: [2 known versions: {W. Lawson, Chm}, {J. Graves, Chm}]
1974: [2 known versions: {J. Graves, Chm}, {C. Yonce, Chm}]
1975: {blank entry}, {100M 2/75}, {100M 3/75}, {100M 5/75}, {75M 7/75}
1976: {blank entry}, {PRT 100M}, {75M 1/76}, {100M 3/76}, {100M 5/76}, {100M 6/76}, {100M 10/76}
1977 A: {100M 2/77}, {100M 3/77}, {100M 5/77}
1977 B: {100M 8/77}, {100M 9/77}, {100M 11/77}
1978: {100M 1/78}, {100M 3/78}, {100M 5/78}, {100M 8/78}, {100M 11/78}, {100M 12/78}
1979: {100M 4/79}, {100M 6/79}, {100M 7/79}, {100M 8/79}, {100M 9/79}, {120M 11/79}
1980: {blank entry}, {100M 4/80}
      [3 known versions: {no V. Chm listed}, {Harter, V. Chm}, {Brooker, V. Chm.}]
1981: {5/22/81}, {8/3/81}
1982: {3/29/82}, {9/1/82}, {11/1/82}
1983: {April 15, 1983}
1984: {Jan 1, 1984}, {July 1, 1984}