Along US-319

US-319 is a parallel route of US-19, running northwest, 318 miles from Apalachicola, Florida to Wadley, Georgia. The largest city along the route is Tallahassee, the state capitol of Florida. With the exception of Tallahassee and a few towns is Georgia, the route is mostly rural. 

 


  
Dist:
& Est Time:
98 Miles
2.4 Hours
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Apalachicola to Georgia Line

The route actually starts in the middle of Apalachicola Bay, on the US-98 bridge. Be prepared for adverse winds on the bridge - especially if the weather is overcast and stormy. The bridge/causeway is about seven miles in length and on sunny days it gives riders a wonderful experience. On that storm day, however, this can be a disagreeable ride that leaves no safe alternative. 

About 30 miles beyond the bridge the route takes a turn to the north, toward McIntyre and the Ochlockonee River. The scenic value drops a bit, or changes, as your personal perspective may differ from one type of scenery to another. The roadway is very flat as it cuts through pine forests and swampy areas. The good news is that you will pass through Sopchoppy and be able to claim that you've visited one of the most isolated towns in Florida. Those wanting to stay in contact with the Gulf of Mexico for a few miles longer should stay on US-98 till rejoining US-319 at Medart. 

Medart to Tallahassee

The only thing between you and the capitol is the county seat of Crawfordville and the little village of Ivan - and every slow moving truck, van, school bus, and farm wagon in the panhandle of Florida.  The road is is excellent condition, but that's little comfort when crawling along at 30 MPH in a 55 zone. 

As you get nearer to Tallahassee the road becomes a seriously busy four lane. When you make a hard right onto Capitol Loop you are on the main artery that takes traffic around the downtown area.  DON'T relax a bit - the rolling phone booths are particularly in evidence here as every politician, aide, and wanna-be is so involved in their effort to save the state from itself that they never know you are there until they hear the crunch of their bumper covers as the car rolls over your legs.  Really, these folks are seriously aggressive. 

The Loop will take you around to where US-319 crosses US-90. Beyond that traffic quiets down quickly and it's only about 20 miles to the Georgia border. The speed limit increases dramatically, but you've probably already been booming along at 60 anyway, in an effort to not get run over by the cagers. 


  
Dist:
& Est Time:
200 Miles
4 Hours
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Alabama DOT Map
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Florida Line to Wadley, GA

Georgia State Route 35 co-locates with US-319 through the entire length - remember that, because in some area, especially when there is an important turn, the signage for US-319 will likely NOT be evident!