U.S. Route 21

U.S. Highway 21 ( U.S. 21 short ) is a United States highway in the United States. It starts at Hunting Iceland State Park in upstate South Carolina and ends after 636 miles of Interstate 81 and U.S. Highway 52 in Wytheville, Virginia.


South Carolina

The U.S. Highway 21 begins at Hunting Iceland State Park on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. After a loop around the State Park, the highway runs in a northerly direction. Between Lake Gardens and the junction northeast of Yemassee he uses the route of U.S. Highway 17 Shortly thereafter, meets the U.S. 21 to Interstate 95 in Branchville Highway from U.S. Highway 78 is crossed. In Orangeburg, it forms together with U.S. Highway 178 a ring around the city center and meets on U.S. Highways 301 and 601 and to the South Carolina State Routes 4, 21, 33 and 178 Between Orangeburg and Columbia U.S. 21 extends parallel to Interstate 26 and takes advantage of a few kilometers, the route of U.S. highway 176 and southwest of Columbia and the U.S. Highways 321

In the metropolitan area of ​​Columbia U.S. Highway 21 first hits again on I- 26 and after crossing the Congaree River to Interstate 126 and U.S. Highways 1 and 378 after the intersection with the Interstate 20 leaves the U.S. 21 Greater north direction. From Blythewood he leads parallel to Interstate 77 and the Wateree River to Rock Hill on the North Carolina border. As of about a kilometer before the border, he uses the route of I -77.

North Carolina

Together with Interstate 77 runs of U.S. Highway 21 through the metropolitan area of ​​Charlotte. The route first encounters Interstate 485 and Interstate 277 and U.S. Highways 29 and 74 about five miles to the cross with Interstate 85 to the U.S. 21 separates again from I -77. However, the Highway runs parallel to Interstate continue in a northerly direction. From Cornelius they share the route once again for eight kilometers.

In the center of Statesville meets the U.S. 21 on U.S. Highways 64 and 70 and to the north of the city on Interstate 40 north of Hamptonville U.S. Highway 21 is crossed by U.S. Highway 421, which has been expanded in this section as Freeway. From Elkin Highway leads to the northwest and passes west of Roaring Gap Stone Mountain State Park. From Twin Oaks uses of U.S. 21, the route of U.S. Highway 221 and you soon come to the border with Virginia.


In the state of Virginia U.S. Highway 21 runs further to the north. In the village of Independence, the highway again separates from U.S. 221 and simultaneously crossed by U.S. Highway 58. In the center of Wytheville meets the U.S. 21 to U.S. Highway 11, the road leaves the city in a north-westerly direction and ends after a total of 636 kilometers at the Exit 70 off Interstate 81 and U.S. Highway 52

Shuttle and Workarounds

  • Planned U.S. Highway 121 between Beckley and Pound
  • U.S. Highway 221 between Lynchburg and Perry
  • U.S. Highway 321 between Hardeeville and Lenoir City
  • U.S. Highway 421 between Fort Fisher and Michigan City
  • U.S. Highway 521 between Georgetown and Charlotte