Thanksgiving Trip - Route Overview

States We'll Visit
Maps courtesy of
Free Republic ^

Georgia

Alabama

Tennessee

Kentucky

West Virginia

Maryland

Virginia

North Carolina

South Carolina

Overview
On this trip we'll travel to Louisville, KY to celebrate Thanksgiving Day with friends, to Washington, DC to make a political statement and then back to Aiken. The pink line shows our roundabout route.

Georgia
We'll leave Aiken and travel south to Claxton via US-1 and US-25. Then we'll turn west and follow US-280 west across Georgia until we get to Columbus.
Alabama
We'll stay on US-280 as we enter Alabama and begin to travel a little to the northwest. At Alexander City we'll turn west and follow Hwy 22 to Maplesville. We'll get on US-82 and go northwest again to Tuscaloosa, home of the University of Alabama. We'll get on US-42 and go north to Florence. We'll get on Hwy 13 and head into Tennessee.
Tennessee
We'll stay on Hwy 13, passing through Collinville, Waynesboro, and Buffalo. We'll hop onto I-40 and go northeast for about 30 miles. We'll get off at exit 172 and take Hwy 48 north to Dickson and then Clarksville. We'll get on US-41 and continue north into Kentucky.

Kentucky
We'll stay on US-41 and pass through Hopkinsville (also known as Hop Town :), Madisonville and Henderson. Then across the Ohio River into Indiana.

Indiana
We'll stay on US-41 going north to Princeton. We'll turn right on Hwy 64 (not I-64, although I-64 does run parallel to Hwy 64) and go east through Huntingburg, English and Georgetown. Juse east of Georgetown Hwy 64 joins I-64 which we'll take across the Ohio River into Louisville.
The Rest Of The Trip
No reason to bore you with a bunch of details as the rest of the trip will be driving Interstate highways.

Briefly, from Louisville, I64 east to Charleston, WV. I-79 east to Morgantown, WV. I-68 east to Hagerstown, MD. I-70 east to Washington, DC. I-95 south to Florence, SC and, finally, I-20 back to Aiken.

Back to the trip homepage.