Highway/Interstate 85 was the primary route used by Rick Grimes to reach the city of Atlanta in Georgia during AMC's pilot, " The Walking Dead Days Gone Bye". It is also the highway used by the police officer while he transported Lee Everett to jail in the Video Game.
The highway is seen in the Video Game where
Lee Everett is handcuffed in the back of a police car, being taken to the Meriwether County Correctional Facility after being convicted of killing a state senator. Lee and the police officer have a conversation about Lee's past and the experiences of the police officer. Lee witnesses several police cars and SWAT teams driving on the opposite boulevard of the highway heading towards the city since reinforcements were being called in to control the situation and chaos (such as rioters) when his police car hits a walker that wanders onto the highway. The Police Officer loses control of the vehicle, swerves off the road and crashes the car.
After receiving care from
Morgan Jones and his son Duane back in King County, Georgia, Rick took a police cruiser from the King County Sheriff's Department and left the undead town, heading for Atlanta, Georgia looking for his wife and son. He makes a stop on the highway near a gas station hoping to get more fuel for his car however, with no luck he leaves but is forced to kill a zombie child.
Points of Interest
Gas Station Camp
While driving along the highway, Rick was low on gasoline. He stopped at the Campbellton Fairburn Road (Highway 92) and Cascade Palmetto Highway traffic intersection, where a couple of abandoned vehicles, some overturned and burned, lay in ruins. Descending down a hill, Rick reached a makeshift camp consisting of tents and dozens of cars. Children's toys, clothes, lawn chairs, luggage, and other supplies littered the gas station grounds, along with a couple of decaying motorists in their vehicles.
Making his way through the maze of cars, Rick reached the gas station, only to find a sign labeled "NO GAS". He heard a shuffling noise and watched from under a car a child pick up a teddy bear. Thinking he had found a survivor, he rushed out and called out to the
blonde girl in a robe, identifying himself. The girl stopped walking and turned around to reveal a partially eaten face and bloodstained chest. She lunged at Rick, leaving him no choice but to shoot the undead girl.
Main article: Siggard Family Farm
After completely running out of fuel on the road, he took out a gas can and looked for more gasoline. He reached a house along the road. He shouted out to the house, asking for gas. With no response, he peered in the windows to find a murder-suicide scenario: the farmer had shot his wife with a shot gun and written "GOD FORGIVE US" on the wall in blood, before committing suicide himself. Disturbed, Rick retreated, but found a horse nearby on the pasture, after checking on the couple's truck, which has no keys in the ignition or above the visor. Saddling up on the horse, they rode towards the city of Atlanta.
The real intersection for Highway 85 is Georgia's Highway 92 & Campbellton Fairburn Rd & Palmetto Cascade Highway, Fulton, Georgia.
If searched using Google Maps, the gas station is actually a Texaco Gas Station where Rick goes to look for more fuel. Part of the highway may have been seen in
Season 2 of the TV Series when the survivors leave Atlanta. Rick mentions in the episode, "
18 Miles Out" that his cousin got stuck on the highway for a day due to a bad snow storm that occurred a year prior to the outbreak. Eastman mentions to Morgan Jones that Crighton Dallas Wilton worked the plots by 85, and that he kidnapped him in his car.
Season 1 Interstate 85 • Gas Station • King County, Georgia • Highway 18 • Harrison Memorial Hospital • King County Park • Rick's Neighborhood • Grimes Family Home • Drake Family Home • King County Sheriff's Department • Siggard Family Farm • Atlanta Survivor Camp • Atlanta, Georgia • The Lab • Bradbury's • Atlanta Construction Site • Atlanta Sewers • Atlanta Bridge • Atlanta Nursing Home • Fort Benning • Center for Disease Control
Season 2 Atlanta, Georgia • Grady Memorial Hospital • Fort Benning • Vehicle Jammed Highway • Southern Baptist Church of Holy Light • Greene Family Farm • Cranwall High School • King County, Georgia • King County Elementary School • Harrison Memorial Hospital • House • Deserted Towns • The Carriage Bar • Steve's Pharmacy • Wiltshire Estates • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania • Washington, D.C. • Mert County, Georgia • Mert County Department of Public Works • Atlantic Coast • Elders Mill Road
Season 3 House • West Georgia Correctional Facility • General Store • Sportman's Deer Cooler • Woodbury, Georgia • Governor's Apartment • Woodbury Community Clinic • Woodbury Research Facility • National Guard Camp • Woodbury Walker Pits • Woodbury Arena • Hermit's Shack • Verlin's Feed & Seed Co. • Daycare Center • Roadside Stores • Yellow Jacket Creek • Jacksonville, Florida • Stone Mountain, Georgia • King County, Georgia • King County Sheriff's Department • Morgan's Hideout • King County Baby Store • King County Café • Grantville Mill • Motel • Big Jake's Bar and Grill
Season 4 West Georgia Correctional Facility • Big Spot • Clara's Camp • Macon, Georgia • Big Tony's Express Mart • Fort Valley State University • Neighborhood • Tuscany Family Home • National Guard Camp • Woodbury, Georgia • Deserted Towns • Apartment Building • Retirement Home • Martinez's Camp • Fort Benning • Cabin • Forest Camp • Joe & Joe Jr.'s BBQ Shack • Neighborhood • Pine Vista Country Club • Moonshine Shack • Warehouse • Funeral Home • House • Terminus • Train Tunnel • Garage
Season 5 Terminus • Cabin • St. Sarah's Church • Deserted Towns • Gun Store • McQuarrie Family Services Food Bank and Thrift Store • Hunter's School • Houston, Texas • Grocery Store • Book Store • Getz Fire Department • West Georgia Correctional Facility • Neighborhood • Tuscany Family Home • Whalen Law Firm LLP • Interstate 85 • Atlanta, Georgia • Temporary Housing Facility • Atlanta Bridge • Grady Memorial Hospital • Atlanta Warehouse • Atlanta FEMA Site • Shirewilt Estates • Barn • Washington, D.C. • Supply Room • House • Alexandria Safe-Zone • Vega Zeta Solar Distribution Group • Woodlands Mall Construction Site • Del Arno Foods
Season 6 Alexandria Safe-Zone • Quint Materials Company Road Base Quarry • Red Rendezvous Point • Yellow Rendezvous Point • Rendon Equipment Sales • Deserted Towns • Pet Store • Feed Store • Alleyway • King County, Georgia • Morgan's Hideout • Morgan's Camp • Eastman's Cabin • Eastman's Cemetery • Alexandria Sewer • Burnt Out Forest • A.A. Pattrick Fuel Co. Depot • Sunrise Auto Insurance • Bridge • Antique Shop • Cobblestones • Green Rendezvous Point • Sorghum Barn • Gas Station • Barn • Office Building • Hilltop Colony • Satellite Outpost • Slaughterhouse Outpost • Bullet Factory Outpost • Edison Apothecary and Boutique • Viskocil Public Library • Farm • Saviors' Roadblock • Stanton Quilting Co. • Savior Clearing
Season 7 Savior Clearing • Saviors' Roadblock • Alexandria Safe-Zone • Kingdom Cottage • The Kingdom • Deserted Towns • Pig Corral • Kingdom-Savior Drop-Off Point • The Sanctuary • Hilltop Colony • Atlantic Coast • Bridge • Oceanside • Gift Shop • Bullet Factory Outpost • Leslie's Houseboat • Richard's Cache • The Heaps • Dwight's House • Troy Sporting Goods • Chilton High School • Car Lot
Season 8 Alexandria Safe-Zone • Hilltop Colony • The Sanctuary • Deserted Towns • Gas Station • Paze Industrial Research • Satellite Outpost • Shephard Office Plaza • Savior Compound • Chemical Plant Outpost • The Kingdom • Warehouse • The Heaps • Oceanside • Alexandria Sewer • Cabin • The Swamp • Lewis Medical Supplies • Mama's Country Show Club • Bullet Factory Outpost • Ross's Farm • Boylan Road • Ambush Field • Dwight's House
Season 9 Alexandria Safe-Zone • The Sanctuary • Route A • Washington, D.C. • Smithsonian Museum • Dufresne County, Virginia • Route B • Bridge • Route D • Hilltop Colony • Bridge Camp • Lumber Yard • Port City • Cabin • Hallowbrant Outreach Recovery • The Heaps • Intersection • Harrison Memorial Hospital • Atlanta, Georgia • Highway 18 • Cardille Family Cabin • Greene Family Farm • CRM Pick-Up Spot • The Kingdom • Deserted Towns • Jed's Camp • Daryl's Camp • Magna's Rig • Water Towers • Factory • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania • Barn • Hilltop Cabin • Cemetery • Covered Bridge • Savior Clearing • Express Yourself Menswear • Baltimore, Maryland • Baltimore Shelter • Coalport • Jones Springs • Royal Cinema • Whisperers' Camp • Apartment Building • Purification Plant • Milton Charles School for the Gifted • Alpha's Ravine • The Whisperer Border • Alpha's Barn
Season 10 Atlantic Coast • Oceanside • Alexandria Safe-Zone • The Whisperer Border • Satellite Crash Site • Alpha's Ravine • Second Lives • Whisperers' Camp • Deserted Towns • Parking Garage • The Deeper Place • Barnett Academy • Cabin • Hilltop Colony • Bus Terminal • Alpha's Barn • Library • Alpha's Cave • Gas Station • Rendezvous Cabin • Hilltop Cabin • Negan's Decoy Shed • Negan's Cabin • Bloodsworth Island • King County, Georgia • Stone Mountain, Georgia • Satellite Outpost • Savior Clearing • Boat 672 • West Georgia Correctional Facility • Grand Hotel • The Tower • Mid-Atlantic City • Juanita's Apartment • Fleetwood Drive Minefield • Bike Garage • Southern Train Yard • Rendezvous Point B • Knoxville Community • Beach Cabin • Parking Lot • Burned Down Cabin • Daryl's Camp • Leah's Cabin • Burned Down House • Mini Mart • Water Towers • Warehouse • Ambush Field • Scorpion's Tail Restaurant & Beer • Smith Family Home • Reeton Healthcare Clinic • Cumberland Hospital
Season 11 Fort Connors • Alexandria Safe-Zone • Washington, D.C. • Subway Tunnel • Commonwealth Admissions Center • Wall of the Lost • Hudson Erie Line • Wellhaven Plaza • Factory • Dairy Farm • Church • Arbor Hills • Meridian • The Commonwealth • Union Station • Hilltop Colony • Elodie's Treats • The Ferals' House • Connie's Camp • Housing Complex • House • Commonwealth Jail • Commonwealth Hospital • Vincenti's Fine Wine • Abandoned House • Opium Poppy Farm • Commonwealth Tribune • Ruby's Plumbing Co. • Atlantic Coast • Oceanside • First Christian Church of the Commonwealth • Riverbend • Police Department of the Commonwealth Army • Cooper's House • Commonwealth Education Hall • Commonwealth Veterinary Clinic • Leah's Camp • Whisperer Hideout • Car Lot • Leah's Cabin
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