Interstate 59

Interstate 59 ends its 445-mile journey with 20.67 miles of pavement in Dade County, Georgia. The northeast to southwest angled freeway links the greater New Orleans and Birmingham areas with Chattanooga via Interstate 24 and points northeast via Interstate 75 and 81. The four-lane stretch in the Peach State cuts through the southern Appalachian Mountains alongside U.S. 11. The villages of Rising Fawn, Trenton, and New England line the northbound side of the freeway via U.S. 11.

Interstate 59 South
The first of many Interstate 59 southbound reassurance shields, posted between the freeway beginning at Interstate 24 near Wildwood and Exit 17 near Morganville. Photo taken 06/18/05.
Interstate 59 angles southwesterly near the Dade County 178 overpass in northwest Georgia. The first mileage sign indicates the distance to Trenton (Exit 11) and the control city of Birmingham, Alabama. Photo taken 06/18/05.
One mile north of the Exit 17 diamond-interchange with Slygo Road for the community of New England on Interstate 59 southbound. Slygo Road stems southwest from Georgia 299 over Interstate 24 and parallel to the first five miles of Interstate 59 to U.S. 11 at New England. Photo taken 06/18/05.
Southbound at the Exit 17 ramp departure for Slygo Road, New England, and Morganville. Morganville Ridge Road links Slygo Road with U.S. 11 to the east. Murphy Hollow Road ventures west from Slygo Road to Hales Gap Road and north to Whiteside, Tennessee. Photo taken 06/18/05.
Interstate 59 southbound draws to within one mile of the Dade County seat of Trenton and junction Georgia 136 (Exit 11). Georgia 136 (White Oak Gap Road) bisects the town to the east of Interstate 59. The state highway merges with U.S. 11 (Main Street) two blocks east of Exit 11 for two blocks along Main Street. Photo taken 06/18/05.
Use Georgia 136 (Lafayette Street) east of U.S. 11 (Main Street) and Trenton for Cloudland Canyon State Park. The 3,485-acre facility features hiking trails, camping, and swimming. Photo taken 06/18/05.
Exit 11 traffic departs Interstate 59 southbound for Georgia 136 (White Oak Gap Road). Georgia 136 continues west of the freeway three miles to junction Georgia 301 at Gass, and 5.1 miles to Alabama 71 at the state line. Photo taken 06/18/05.
Rustic scenery continues along Interstate 59 southbound between Trenton and Rising Fawn, Georgia. Pictured here is a reassurance marker posted near milepost 10. Photo taken 06/18/05.
Gadsden, Alabama joins Birmingham as the southbound control cities for Interstate 59 in this mileage sign near milepost 9. Photo taken 06/18/05.
Interstate 59 continues through the valley that carries U.S. 11 toward the village of Rising Fawn. Exit 4 represents the third and final mainline interchange of the Interstate within Georgia. Intersecting the freeway ahead is Puddin Ridge Road. Photo taken 06/18/05.
Southbound at the Exit 4 diamond interchange with Puddin Ridge Road. Puddin Ridge Road ends just east of Interstate 59 at U.S. 11 outside of Rising Fawn. The rural road continues 1.6 miles west of Interstate 59 to the Alabama state line. Photo taken 06/18/05.
The final Interstate 59 Georgia shield posted along southbound. The Alabama state welcome center lies four miles to the south in De Kalb County. Photo taken 06/18/05.
Interstate 59 North
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Page Updated July 30, 2005.

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