North Carolina - Roads & Highways - U.S. Highways Listing

There currently exists a wonderful website that provides very detailed history of each state and U.S. highway for the states of Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina, plus Washington, DC. Let's all hope it never goes away because this Author does not wish to recreate their incredible and hard work. Kudos to Mapmikey and Adam Prince.

Click Here for an overview of the North Carolina portion. Click on the Hwy No. below to learn more about each individual highway as provided in that website.

U.S.
Hwy No. 

Miles

From

To

Year Began

Year Ended

Comments

1

171

NC/SC State Line

NC/VA State Line

1926

-
Extended or rerouted many times. Click Here for wikipedia article.

1A

12
2
2
8
4
3
4
5

Cary
NE of Raleigh
NE of Raleigh
W of Wake Forest
W of Franklinton
W of Southern Pines
W of Sanford
W of Henderson

Raleigh
NE of Raleigh
NE of Raleigh
W of Wake Forest
W of Franklinton
W of Southern Pines
W of Sanford
W of Henderson

1933
1946
1948
1953
1953
c.1956
c.1956
c.1956

1936
1948
c.1957
-
-
c.1960
1960
1960
First, followed U.S. 70 routing. Click Here for wikipedia article.
Second, along Louisburg Road.
Third, US 1A swapped routing with US 1.
Fourth, bypass of Wake Forest.
Fifth, bypass of Franklinton.
Sixth, bypass of Southern Pines.
Seventh, renumbered to U.S. 1 Business in 1960.
Eighth, renumbered to U.S. 1 Business in 1960.

1 Bus.

5
5
3
6

Sanford
Henderson
Raleigh
Vass

Sanford
Henderson
Raleigh
Cameron

1960
1960
1963
2005

-
-
1975
-
First, a renumbering of U.S. 1A.
Second, a renumbering of U.S. 1A.
Third, mostly Hillsborough St and McDowell St. Decommissioned in '75.
Fourth, was part of original NC 50.

13

194

I-95 near Eastover

NC/VA State Line

1952

-
Originated in 1926, but did not make it to NC from VA until 1952. Click Here for wikipedia article.

13A

6

Windsor

Windsor

c.1956

1960
Renumbered to U.S. 13 Business in 1960.

13 Bus.

6
3

Windsor
Bethel

Windsor
Bethel

1960
2004

-
-
First, a renumbering of U.S. 13A.
Second, same as NC 11 business.

15

160

NC/SC State Line

NC/VA State Line

1927

-
Originated in 1926, but did not make it to NC until 1927. Rerouted many times in NC. Click Here for wikipedia article.

15A

128
4
4

NC/SC State Line
Chapel Hill
Sanford

Creedmoor
Chapel Hill
Sanford

1936
1953
c.1957

1956
1960
1960
First, a renumbering of U.S. 401. Became U.S.401 again and NC 50.
Second, a renumbering of U.S. 15. Became U.S. 15 Business in 1960.
Third, renumbered U.S. 15 Business in 1960.

15 Bus.

4
4
9
4

Chapel Hill
Sanford
Durham
Laurinburg

Chapel Hill
Sanford
Durham
Laurinburg

1960
1960
1960
c.1961

c.1986
c.1977
-
-
First, a renumbering of U.S. 15A.
Second, a renumbering of U.S. 15A.
Third, a renumbering of U.S. 15.
Fourth, an add-on to U.S.401 Bus.

17

284

NC/SC State Line

NC/VA State Line

1926

-
In the 1925 U.S. Route Plan, this highway was to be U.S. 13 from Wilmington to VA and U.S. 76 from Wilmington to SC. Originated in 1926, but did not make it to NC from SC until 1927. Rerouted many times. Click Here for wikipedia article.

17A

65
6
2.5
2

Washington
Elizabeth City
Williamston
Windsor

Hertford
Elizabeth City
Williamston
Windsor

1940
c.1945
1954
1958

1941
1960
1960
1960
First, may have never materialized, merely proposed. Unclear.
Second, renumbered to U.S. 17 Business in 1960.
Third, renumbered to U.S. 17 Business in 1960.
Fourth, renumbered to U.S. 17 Business in 1960.

17 Bus.

6
2.5
2
4
3.6
5
3
2
7
3.7
4.4
2
6
4.5

Elizabeth City
Williamston
Windsor
Vanceboro
Hertford
Wilmington
Edenton
South Mills
Bolivia
Shallotte
Jacksonville
Windsor #2
Chocowinity
Rhems

Elizabeth City
Williamston
Windsor
Vanceboro
Hertford
Wilmington
Edenton
South Mills
Bolivia
Shallotte
Jacksonville
Windsor #2
Washington
New Bern

1960
1960
1960
1961
1966
1971
1977
1985
1991
1992
2006
2008
2011
2011

-
-
1976
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
First, a renumbering ot U.S. 17A.
Second, a renumbering of U.S. 17A.
Third, a renumbering of U.S. 17A. Became U.S. 13 Bus. in 1976.
Fourth, a renumbering of U.S. 17.
Fifth, a renumbering of U.S. 17.
Sixth, a renumbering of U.S. 17. Extended/truncated several times.
Seventh, a renumbering of U.S. 17. Rerouted twice.
Eighth, a renumbering of U.S. 17.
Ninth, a renumbering of U.S. 17.
Tenth, a renumbering of U.S. 17.
Eleventh, a renumbering of U.S. 17.
Twelfth, a renumbering of U.S. 17.
Thirteenth, renumbered U.S. 17 when bypass completed.
Fourteenth, renumbered U.S. 17 when bypass completed.

17-1

182

Wilmington

NC/VA State Line

1927

1932
Truncated in 1930. In 1932, renumbered to U.S. 117 and part of U.S. 301. Click Here for wikipedia article.

19

144

NC/GA State Line

Cane Creek

1927

-
Originated in 1926, but did not make it into NC until 1927. Extended and rerouted many times. Click Here for wikipedia article.

19A

48
1
36
33
2.5

Cane River
Waynesville
Ela
Ela
West Asheville

NC/TN State Line
Waynesville
Lake Junaluska
Waynesville
Asheville

1935
c.1940
c.1947
1948
c.1949

1937
c.1962
1948
1987
1960
First, may not have materialized. On commercial maps only.
Second, a renumbering of U.S. 19. Unclear when discontinued.
Third, a renumbering of NC 293. 1948 swapped with U.S. 19.
Fourth, renumbered to be part of U.S. 74 in 1987.
Fifth, renumbered to U.S. 19 Business in 1960

19 Bus.

2.5
3.3
3.5
5

West Asheville
Weaverville
Andrews
Murphy

Asheville
Weaverville
Andrews
Murphy

1960
1966
1979
1980

-
-
-
-
First, a renumbering of U.S. 19A. Extended/rerouted twice.
Second, a renumbering of U.S. 19 when bypass completed.
Third, a renumbering of U.S. 19 when bypass completed.
Fourth, a renumbering of U.S. 19 when bypass completed.

19 Conn

0.75

Bryson City

Bryson City

2011

-
A renumbering of SR 1159 (Veterans Blvd.)

19E

48

Cane River

NC/TN State Line

1930

-
A renumbering of part of U.S. 19. Rerouted c.1940, 1960, 1962, c.1965, and 1978. Extended in 1984. Click Here for wikipedia article.

19W

22

Cane River

NC/TN State Line

1930

-
Also designated as U.S. 23 when created in 1930. U.S. 23 dropped in 1952. Extended in 1984. Click Here for wikipedia article.

21

122

NC/SC State Line

NC/VA State Line

1926

-
Rerouted c.1937, c.1941, c.1943, c.1956, c.1966, 1969, 1975, 1978, and c.1986. Click Here for wikipedia article.

21 Bus.

8

Jonesville

Elkin

1966

-
A renumbering of U.S. 21. Rerouted once.

23

120

NC/GA State Line

NC/TN State Line

1930

-
Originated in 1926 but did not make it into NC from GA until 1930. Extended or rerouted eleven times. Click Here for wikipedia article.

23A

2
2.5
0.75
8

Waynesville
West Asheville
Canton
I-26 near Mars Hill

Waynesville
Asheville
Canton
I-26 in the Middle of Nowhere

c.1939
c.1949
1962
c.2006

1968
1960
1971
-
First, a renumbering of U.S. 23. Became U.S. 23 Business in 1968.
Second, a renumbering of U.S. 23. Became U.S. 23 Business in 1960.
Third, connector from I-40 to U.S. 23. I-40 replaced it in 1971.
Fourth, in northern Madison County.

23 Bus.

2.5
2
3.7

West Asheville
Waynesville
Dillsboro

Asheville
Waynesville
Sylva

1960
1968
c.1974

-
-
-
First, a renumbering of U.S. 23A.
Second, a renumbering of U.S. 23A.
Third, a renumbering of U.S. 23 when bypass completed.

25

80

NC/SC State Line

NC/TN State Line

1926

-
Extended or rerouted many times. Click Here for wikipedia article.

25A

1
6.6

Hendersonville
Skyland

Hendersonville
Biltmore

c.1941
1934

c.1960
-
First, c.1960 renumbered to U.S. 25 southbound only
Second, a renumbering of NC 69.

25 Bus.

2
2

Marshall
Hendersonville

Marshall
Hendersonville

1960
2003

-
-
First, extended in 1981.
Second, replaced some of U.S. 176 and some of U.S. 25.

29

173

NC/SC State Line

NC/VA State Line

1926

-
Extended or rerouted many times. In 1932, absorbed U.S. 170 in its entirety. Click Here for wikipedia article.

29A

9
12
0.75
7.5
19
0.75
9
34
3.5
5
3

High Point
Kings Mountain
Greensboro
Kannapolis
Charlotte
Salisbury
High Point #2
Charlotte
Thomasville
Lexington
Reidsville

High Point
Gastonia
Greensboro
China Grove
Concord
Salisbury
High Point #2
China Grove
Thomasville
Lexington
Reidsville

1934
1937
1938
1938
1940
c.1947
c.1947
1948
1952
1952
1957

c.1947
1938
1957
1940
1948
c.1955
c.1992
1997
1957
1960
1960
First, a renumbering of NC 10A. Swapped with U.S. 29 c.1947.
Second, renumbered to parts of NC 161 and NC 274 in 1938.
Third, decommissioned in 1957, returned to be U.S. 29.
Fourth, returned to U.S. 29 in 1940.
Fifth, returned to U.S. 29 in 1948.
Sixth, became U.S. 601 c.1955 - northbound and southbound.
Seventh, decommissioned c.1992.
Eighth, decommissioned in 1997.
Ninth, absorbed into #7 above in 1957.
Tenth, renumbered to U.S. 29 Business in 1960.
Eleventh, renumbered to U.S. 29 Business in 1960.

29A-1

1

Concord

Concord

c.1948

1953
In 1953, renumbered back to U.S. 29A.

29 Bus.

3
5
3.5
7
5
18
0.1

Reidsville
Lexington
Thomasville
Charlotte
Salisbury
Reidsville
Danville, VA

Reidsville
Lexington
Thomasville
Near Belmont
Spencer
Reidsville
Danville, VA

1960
1960
1960
1960
1960
1973
1996

1973
2003
1962
1963
c.1966
-
-
First, a renumbering of the 11th U.S. 29A. Decommissioned in 1973.
Second, a renumbering of the 10th U.S. 29A. Decommissioned in '03.
Third, a renumbering of U.S. 29A. Decommissioned in 1962.
Fourth, renumbered back to U.S. 29 in 1963.
Fifth, renumbered back to U.S. 29 c.1966.
Sixth, a second bypass, still operational.
Seventh, very short part is in NC.

52

153

NC/VA State Line

NC/SC State Line

1934

-
Originated in 1926, but did not make it into NC from VA until 1934, replacing U.S. 121 and U.S. 601. Route changed many times. Click Here for wikipedia article.

52A

2.1
5.3

Pilot Mountain
Mt. Airy

Pilot Mountain
Mt. Airy

1949
1953

1960
1960
First, a renumbering of U.S. 52. In 1960, became U.S. 52 Business.
Second, a renumbering of U.S. 52. In 1960, became U.S. 52 Business.

52 Bus.

2.1
5.3
4.6

Pilot Mountain
Mt. Airy
Albemarle

Pilot Mountain
Mt. Airy
Albemarle

1960
1960
c.1995

1964
-
-
First, a renumbering of U.S. 52A. Eliminated when bypass completed.
Second, a renumbering of U.S. 52A. Rerouted c.1965 and c.1971.
Third, extended in 2010.

64

609

NC/TN State Line

Whalebone

1932

-
Originated in 1926, but did not make it into NC from TN until 1932. Extended and rerouted many times. This is the longest U.S. Highway in North Carolina. Click Here for wikipedia article.

64A

1.26
55
2.5
1.2
4.4
2.5
4.8
0.75
1.2
10.5
13
49
44

Rocky Mount
Bat Cave
Franklinville
Brevard
Siler City
Williamston
Statesville
Columbia
Hildebran
Spring Hope
Rocky Mount
Morganton
E of Rocky Mount

Rocky Mount
Morganton
Ramseur
Brevard
Siler City
Williamston
Statesville
Columbia
Hildebran
Nashville
Tarboro
Statesville
Williamston

1934
1940
c.1941
c.1943
c.1952
c.1954
c.1954
c.1956
c.1960
1978
1987
c.1987
c.1996

c.1947
1948
c.1957
1960
c.1957
1960
1960
1960
1976
-
-
1988
-
First, renumbered to U.S.64 c.1947. Now is WB U.S. 64 Business.
Second, renumbered back to U.S. 64 in 1948.
Third, became part of NC 22 c.1957.
Fourth, renumbered to U.S. 64 Business in 1960.
Fifth, downgraded to secondary status c.1957.
Sixth, renumbered to U.S. 64 Business in 1960.
Seventh, renumbered to U.S. 64 Business in 1960.
Eighth, enumbered to U.S. 64 Business in 1960.
Ninth, downgraded to SR 1890 in 1976.
Tenth, replaced part of NC 98 in 1978.
Eleventh, a renumbering of part of U.S. 64.
Twelfth, designation recognized as erroneous and dropped in 1988.
Thirteenth, extended twice.

64 Bus.

1.2
2.5
4.8
0.5
2.4
18
3
3
1
2
3
6
1.6
9
5.8
1

Brevard
Williamston
Statesville
Columbia
Morganton
East Raleigh
Nashville
Raleigh
Tarboro
Hayesville
Rosman
Rocky Mount
Jamesville
Pittsboro
Manns Harbor
Brevard

Brevard
Williamston
Statesville
Columbia
Morganton
Zebulon
Nashville
Raleigh
Princeville
Hayesville
Rosman
Rocky Mount
Jamesville
Pittsboro
Manteo
Brevard

1960
1960
1960
1960
1960
1960
c.1963
c.1965
c.1968
1971
1979
1982
1992
2002
1999
2006

c.1980
1977
c.1963
-
-
-
-
1978
1994
-
1980
-
-
-
-
-
First, a renumbering of U.S. 64A. Re-established in 2006, see below.
Second, a renumbering of U.S. 64A. Discontinued in 1977.
Third, a renumbering of U.S. 64A. Back to U.S. 64 c.1963.
Fourth, a renumbering of U.S. 64A. Truncated in 1993.
Fifth, a renumbering of U.S. 64.
Sixth, a renumbering of U.S. 64. Extended twice.
Seventh, a renumbering of U.S. 64.
Eighth, a renumbering of U.S. 64. Decommissioned in 1978.
Ninth, a renumbering of U.S. 64. Became part of NC 33 in 1994.
Tenth, a renumbering of U.S. 64.
Eleventh, a renumbering of U.S. 64. Became U.S.178 in 1980.
Twelfth, a renumbering of U.S. 64.
Thirteenth, a renumbering of U.S. 64.
Fourteenth, a renumbering of U.S. 64.
Fifteenth, a renumbering of U.S. 64. aka U.S. 64 Bypass.
Sixteenth, along Caldwell St. Re-establishment of earlier route.

70

493

NC/TN State Line

Atlantic

1926

-
Extended and rerouted many times. Click Here for wikipedia article.

70A

25
1
1
1.6
0.75
2
8
9
25
8
14
1
5
45
6.7
2.9
4.3
1

Durham
High Point
Morganton
Salisbury
Greensboro
Hillsborough
Hickory
High Point
Durham
Hillsborough
Hickory
Smithfield
Lexington
Thomasville
Selma
Goldsboro
Kinston
I-85

Raleigh
High Point
Morganton
Salisbury
Greensboro
Hillsborough
Conover
High Point
Raleigh
Hillsborough
Hickory
Smithfield
Lexington
Burlington
Princeton
Goldsboro
Kinston
Efland

1934
1934
c.1937
c.1937
1938
1942
1946
c.1948
c.1948
c.1948
c.1948
c.1948
c.1952
c.1952
c.1954
c.1956
c.1956
c.1963

1948
c.1947
c.1952
c.1955
1957
1948
1948
c.1957
1960
1960
c.1957
c.1953
1960
c.1992
-
1960
1960
c.1970
First, a renumbering of NC 9. Swapped with U.S. 70 in 1948.
Second, a renumbering of NC 10A. Back to U.S. 70 c.1947.
Third, decommissioned c.1952.
Fourth, back to U.S. 70 c.1955.
Fifth, decommissioned in 1957.
Sixth, back to U.S. 70 in 1948.
Seventh, renumbered to U.S. 64 / U.S. 70 / U.S. 321 in 1948.
Eighth, became only U.S. 29A c.1957.
Ninth, renumbered to U.S. 70 Business in 1960.
Tenth, renumbered to U.S. 70 Business in 1960.
Eleventh, decommissioned c.1957.
Twelfth, returned to secondary status c.1953.
Thirteenth, renumbered to U.S. 70 Business in 1960.
Fourteenth, decommissioned c.1992.
Fifteenth, rerouted twice. Still active as of April 2019.
Sixteenth, renumbered to U.S. 70 Business in 1960
Seventeenth, renumbered to U.S. 70 Business in 1960.
Eighteenth, now SR 1239.

70 Bus.

8
10
5
3.5
2.9
4.3
3.8
4.8
1.5
3.6
25
5.2
3.2

Hillsborough
Durham
Lexington
Thomasville
Goldsboro
Kinston
Marshall
Morganton
New Bern
Raleigh
E of Smithfield
Selma
Beaufort

Hillsborough
Durham
Lexington
Thomasville
Goldsboro
Kinston
Marshall
Morganton
New Bern
Raleigh
E of Garner
Selma
Beaufort

1960
1960
1960
1960
1960
1960
1960
1960
1978
1979
c.1991
1997
2018

-
-
2003
1962
-
-
-
-
2010
1991
-
-
-
First, a renumbering of U.S. 70A.
Second, extended/rerouted three times.
Third, a renumbering of U.S. 70A. Decommissioned in 2003.
Fourth, a renumbering of U.S. 29A. Decommissioned in 1962.
Fifth, a renumbering of U.S. 70A.
Sixth, a renumbering of U.S. 70A.
Seventh, a renumbering of U.S. 70. Extended once.
Eighth, a renumbering of U.S. 70. Rerouted once.
Ninth, a renumbering of U.S. 70. Decommissioned in 2010.
Tenth, a renumbering of U.S. 70 & Beltline. Part became U.S. 70 in '91.
Eleventh, a renumbering of U.S 70. Extended in 2008.
Twelfth, a renumbering of U.S. 70.
Thirteenth, after U.S.70 bypass completed.

74

463

NC/TN State Line

Wrightsvile Beach

1927

-
Originated in late 1926, but did not make it into NC from TN until 1927. Extended/rerouted many times. Click Here for wikipedia article.

74A

0.2
6
12
1.1
0.5
2
2.6
2
58
22

Leland
Shelby
Kings Mountain
Wrightsville Beach
Monroe
Rutherfordton
Rockingham
Monroe
I-40 W of Asheville
I-74 E of Maxton

Leland
Shelby
Gastonia
Wrightsville Beach
Monroe
Rutherfordton
Rockingham
Monroe
U.S. 74 S of Forest City
I-95 S of Lumberton

1936
1936
1937
c.1938
c.1947
c.1948
c.1951
c.1952
1994
2007

1975
1960
1938
c.1940
c.1952
1960
c.1957
c.1954
-
-
First, decommissioned in 1975.
Second, extended once. Renumbered to U.S. 74 Business in 1960.
Third, renumbered to parts of NC 161 and NC 274 in 1938.
Fourth, renumbered to be part of U.S. 76 c.1940.
Fifth, decommissioned c.1952.
Sixth, renumbered to U.S. 74 Business in 1960.
Seventh, decommissioned by 1957.
Eighth, decommissioned by 1954.
Ninth, a replacement for primary U.S. 74.
Tenth, created when original U.S. 74 added to paart of new I-74.

74 Bus.

6
13.6
13
10
5
14

Shelby
Rutherfordton
Laurinburg
Chadbourn
Kings Mountain
Rockingham

Shelby
Ellenboro
Maxton
Whiteville
Kings Mountain
Hamlet

1960
1960
1967
c.1975
c.1983
2000

-
-
-
-
-
-
First, a renumbering of U.S. 74A. Rerouted once.
Second, extended in 1970. About half renumbered to U.S. 74A again.
Third, extended in 1985.
Fourth, new numbering of NC 130 and U.S. 74 c.1975.
Fifth, created after U.S. 74 bypass completed.
Sixth, created after U.S. 74 bypass completed.

76

84

NC/SC State Line

Wrightsville Beach

1934

-
Extended or rerouted eleven (11) times. Originated in 1926, but did not make it to NC from SC until 1934. Click Here for wikipedia article.

76 Bus.

10

Chadbourn

Whiteville

c.1975

-
A new numbering of NC 130 and U.S. 76 c.1975.

117

80
84

Norlina
Wilmington

NC/VA State Line
U.S. 301 S of Wilson

1926
1932

1932
-
First, renumbered to U.S. 158 in 1932.
Second, replaced U.S. 17-1. Extended or rerouted fourteen (14) times.
Click Here for wikipedia article.

117A

1.5
1.9
14
23

Goldsboro
Burgaw
Mount Olive
Goldsboro

Goldsboro
Burgaw
Dudley
U.S. 264 S of Wilson

c.1952
c.1953
1990
2006

1960
1960
-
2009
First, created when U.S. 117 bypass completed. 1960, U.S. 117 Bus.
Second, created when U.S. 117 bypass completed. 1960, U.S. 117 Bus.
Third, a renumbering of U.S. 117 Bus and replacing of U.S. 117.
Fourth, created when U.S. 117 bypass completed. U.S. 117 in 2009.

117 Bus.

1.5
1.9
4

Goldsboro
Burgaw
Mount Olive

Goldsboro
Burgaw
Mount Olive

1960
1960
1960

-
-
1990
First, a renumbering of U.S. 117A in 1960.
Second, a renumbering of U.S. 117A in 1960.
Third, a renumbering of U.S. 117. 1990, became part of U.S. 117A.

117 Conn

6

I-40 E of Calypso

Calypso

2009

-
A renumbering of SR 1783 and SR 1417.

121

64

Lexington

NC/VA State Line

1926

1934
Rerouted once. Renumbered to U.S. 52 in 1934. Click Here for wikipedia article.

129

66

NC/GA State Line

NC/TN State Line

1934

-
Rerouted c.1941, c.1952, c.1960, c.1971, 1979, and c.1980. Click Here for wikipedia article.

158

354

Mocksville

Whalebone

1932

-
A renumbering of the original U.S. 117 in 1932. Rerouted c.1937, 1941, c.1947, c.1951, c.1954, c.1955, 1959, 1960, 1962, c.1965, 1968, 1971, 1973, c.1977, 1984, 1986, 1993, 1995, 2015, and 2016. Click Here for wikipedia article.

158A

11
8.2
7.3
3.7

Gatesville
Henderson
Warrenton
Oxford

Gatesville
Henderson
Warrenton
Oxford

c.1946
1951
1951
1954

1960
1960
1960
1971
First, created when U.S. 158 bypass completed. U.S. 158 Bus. in 1960.
Second, created when U.S. 158 bypass completed. U.S. 158 Bus. '60.
Third, created when U.S. 158 bypass completed. U.S. 158 Bus. '60.
Fourth, created when U.S. 158 bypass completed. I-85 built over it.

158 Bus.

11
8.2
7.3
15
4.8
2
4.2

Gatesville
Henderson
Warrenton
Outer Banks
Winston-Salem
Oxford
Murfreesboro

Gatesville
Henderson
Warrenton
Outer Banks
Winston-Salem
Oxford
Murfreesboro

1960
1960
1960
1960
1962
1993
c.1994

-
-
-
1988
1970
-
-
First, a renumbering of U.S. 158A.
Second, a renumbering of U.S. 158A.
Third, a renumbering of U.S. 158A.
Fourth, a renumbering of U.S. 158. Became part of NC 12 in 1988.
Fifth, a renumbering of U.S. 158. Decommissioned in 1970.
Sixth, a renumbering of U.S. 158.
Seventh, a renumbering of U.S. 158.

170

163

Charlotte

NC/VA State Line

1926

1932
Renumbered to be part of U.S. 29 in 1932.

176

17

Flat Rock

NC/SC State Line

1926

-
Extended or rerouted c.1929, c.1937, and 2003. Click Here for wikipedia article.

178

7

Rosman

NC/SC State Line

1937

-
A renumbering of NC 283. Extended in 1980. Entire route is in Transylvania County. Click Here for wikipedia article.

217

125

Wilson

NC/SC State Line

1926

1932
Part also designated as NC 22. Renumbered to U.S. 301 in 1932.

220

120

NC/VA State Line

Rockingham

1934

-
Originated in 1926, but did not make it to NC from VA in 1934, and was a renumbering of the 2nd U.S. 411 in 1934. Extended or rerouted many times. Click Here for wikipedia article.

220A

28

Ulah

Candor

1979

-
A replacement for U.S. 220. Extended in 1997.

220 Bus.

11.7
22
14

Madison
Ulah
Ellerbe

Mayodan
Level Cross
Emery

1961
1966
2008

-
-
2014
First, a renumbering of U.S. 220. Extended c.1965. Truncated in 1997.
Second, extended in 1972 and 1974.
Third, a renumbering of U.S. 220. Back to U.S. 220 in 2014.

221

150

Rockingham

NC/VA State Line

1930

-
Extended or rerouted many times. Click Here for wikipedia article.

221A

21

Rutherfordton

NC/SC State Line

1941

-
Rerouted twice.

221 Bus.

2
5.7

West Jefferson
Marion

Jefferson
Marion

1982
c.1992

-
-
First, a renumbering of U.S. 221.
Second, a renumbering of U.S. 221.

258

157

Jacksonville

NC/VA State Line

1932

-
Extended or rerouted many times. Click Here for wikipedia article.

258 Bus.

4.4
2.5

Kinston
Farmville

Kinston
Farmville

1961
2009

-
-
First, an addition to U.S. 70 Business.
Second, a renumbering of U.S. 258.

264

219

Raleigh

Manns Harbor

1932

-
Extended or rerouted many times. Click Here for wikipedia article.

264A

15
8
2.9
3
23
44

Wilson
Farmville
Belhaven
Greenville
Middlesex
Greenville

Wilson
Farmville
Belhaven
Greenville
Wilson
Wilson

c.1947
1955
c.1956
c.1956
1980
1988

1960
1988
1960
1960
-
-
First, created when U.S. 264 bypass completed. U.S. 264 Bus. in '60
Second, created when U.S. 264 bypass completed. Part is now NC 121.
Third, created when U.S. 264 bypass completed. U.S. 264 Bus in '60.
Fourth, created when U.S. 264 bypass completed. U.S. 264 Bus in '60.
Fifth, a renumbering of U.S. 264. Extended in 2003 to join #6 below.
Sixth, a renumbering of U.S. 264. Extended in 1992, 1999, and 2003.

264 Bus.

15
2.9
3
9

Wilson
Belhaven
Greenville
Middlesex

Wilson
Belhaven
Greenville
Sims

1960
1960
1960
1978

1977
-
1988
1980
First, a renumbering of U.S. 264A. Decommissioned in 1977.
Second, a renumbering of U.S. 264A.
Third, a renumbering of U.S. 264A. A second U.S. 264A opened in '88.
Fourth, extended in 1979. Became part of U.S. 264A in 1980 (above).

270

-

-

-

-

-
In 1925, planned to be in NC, but never materialized; became U.S. 19. Click Here for wikipedia article.

276

65

Cove Creek

NC/SC State Line

1932

-
Originated in 1926, but did not make it into NC until 1932. Extended or rerouted in 1940, c.1952, 1960, and 1969. Click Here for wikipedia article.

301

193

NC/SC State Line

NC/VA State Line

1932

-
A renumbering of U.S. 217 and U.S. 17-1 in 1932. Extended or rerouted many times. Click Here for wikipedia article.

301A

2
1.5
2.5
2
1.5
3
7.2

Wilson
Wilson
Smithfield
Fayetteville
Weldon
Lumberton
Rocky Mount

Wilson
Wilson
Smithfield
Fayetteville
Weldon
Lumberton
Rocky Mount

1942
1948
c.1942
1953
c.1953
c.1954
1956

1948
Unk
c.1947
1962
1956
1960
1960
First, original bypass of Wilson. Renumbered to U.S. 301 in 1948.
Second, a swap with #1 above. Not known when decommissioned.
Third, renumbered to U.S. 301 c.1947.
Fourth, a renumbering of U.S. 301. Became U.S. 301 Business in 1962.
Fifth, a renumbering of U.S. 301. In 1956, became SR 1651/SR 1684.
Sixth, a renumbering of U.S. 301. In 1960, became U.S. 301 Business.
Seventh, a renumbering of U.S. 301. In 1960, became U.S. 301 Bus.

301 Bus.

3
3.2
7.2
0.7
2

Lumberton
Elm City
Rocky Mount
Halifax
Fayetteville

Lumberton
Elm City
Rocky Mount
Halifax
Fayetteville

1960
1960
1960
1960
1962

1971
1970
-
-
1975
First, a renumbering of U.S. 301A. Decommisssioned in 1971.
Second, a renumbering of secondary roads. Ended in 1970.
Third, a renumbering of U.S. 301A.
Fourth, a renumbering of the 2nd NC 113 in 1960.
Fifth, a renumbering of U.S. 301A. Decommissioned in 1975.

311

100

Randleman

NC/VA State Line

1926

-
Extended or rerouted many times. Click Here for wikipedia article.

311 Bus.

9

High Point

High Point

2005

2009
Created when bypass was completed. Downgraded to SR 1009 in '09.

321

107

NC/TN State Line

NC/SC State Line

1930

-
Extended or rerouted many times. Click Here for wikipedia article.

321A

1
11
2.6

Lenoir
Lenoir
Lincolnton

Lenoir
Granite Falls
Lincolnton

1941
1948
1956

1948
-
1960
First, created as a bypass around Lenoir. Back to U.S. 321 in 1948.
Second, a number swap with U.S. 321. Extended/rerouted three times.
Third, created as a bypass around Lincolnton. Downgraded in 1960.

321 Bus.

2
33

Blowing Rock
Dallas

Blowing Rock
Hickory

1960
1999

-
-
First, a renumbering of a secondary route.
Second, the longest non-interestate business route in NC.

401

105
171

Raleigh
NC/SC State Line

NC/SC State Line
I-85 N of Wise

1932
1957

1934
-
First in NC, renumbered to U.S. 15 and U.S. 15A.
Second in NC, replaced U.S. 15A and NC 59.
Click Here for wikipedia article.

401A

4.2

Laurinburg

Laurinburg

1957

1960
A renumbering of a secondary route. In 1960, became U.S. 401 Bus.

401 Bus.

4.2
4.5
11
4.1

Laurinburg
Raeford
Fayetteville
Rolesville

Laurinburg
Raeford
Fayetteville
Rolesville

1960
1962
1967
2015

-
-
-
-
First, a renumbering of U.S. 401 A.
Second, an upgrade to secondary roads.
Third, a renumbering of U.S. 401. Rerouted three times.
Fourth, created when bypass completed.

411

113

Rockingham

Madison

1932

1934
This was the 2nd U.S. 411 nationally. Renumbered to U.S. 220 in 1934. Click Here for wikipedia article.

421

320

NC/TN State Line

Fort Fisher

1930

-
Extended or rerouted many times. Click Here for wikipedia article.

421A

1.5
2.2
3

Greensboro
Clinton
Wilkesboro

Greensboro
Clinton
North Wilkesboro

1933
1952
c.1957

1937
1957
1969
First, along Walker Ave. Disestablished in 1937.
Second, a renumbering of U.S. 421. Decommissioned in 1957.
Third, part discontinued, part became U.S. 421 Business in 1969.

421 Bus.

7.4
3
15.7

North Wilkesboro
Battleship NC
Sanford

North Wilkesboro
Wilmington
Sanford

1969
1971
2015

-
1975
-
First, a renumbering of part of U.S. 421A, plus part of NC 115.
Second, decommissioned in 1975.
Third, created when bypass completed.

441

69

NC/GA State Line

NC/TN State Line

1951

-
Originated in 1926, but did not make it into NC from GA in 1951. Rerouted c.1955, c.1965, 1973, 1974, and c.1980. Click Here for wikipedia article.

441 Bus.

2.6
1.1

Franklin
SE of Cherokee

Franklin
Cherokee

1973
1988

-
-
First, a renumbering of U.S. 441. Rerouted in 1973.
Second, new construction.

501

182

NC/SC State Line

NC/VA State Line

1926

-
Click Here for wikipedia article. Extended or rerouted many times. Duplexed with U.S. 15 almost the entire route in NC.

501A

2.9
3.4
4.6

Roxboro
Chapel Hill
Sanford

Roxboro
Chapel Hill
Sanford

c.1947
1953
1956

1960
1960
1960
First, a renumbering of U.S. 501. Became U.S. 501 Business in 1960.
Second, created after bypass completed. Became U.S. 501 Bus. in '60.
Third, created after bypass completed. Became U.S. 501 Bus. in 1960.

501 Bus.

3.4
2.8
7
3.7

Chapel Hill
Roxboro
Durham
Laurinburg

Chapel Hill
Roxboro
Durham
Laurinburg

1960
1960
1962
<1968

1985
1977
-
-
First, a renumbering of U.S. 501A. Decommissioned in 1985.
Second, a renumbering of U.S. 501A. Decommissioned in 1977.
Third, a renumbering of U.S. 501.
Fourth, a renumbering of U.S. 501.

521

4

NC/SC State Line

Pineville

1932

-
Extended or rerouted in 1968, 1976, 1985, 1995, and 2003. Click Here for wikipedia article.

601

132

NC/SC State Line

Mt. Airy

1932

-
Originated in 1926, but did not make it to NC from SC in 1932. Extended or rerouted many times. Click Here for wikipedia article.

601 Bus.

5.2
4

Concord
Dobson

Concord
Dobson

1965
1970

1997
-
First, created when bypass completed. Decommissioned in 1997.
Second, created when bypass completed.

701

110

NC/SC State Line

U.S. 301 NE of Four Oaks

1932

-
Extended or rerouted nine (9) times. Click Here for wikipedia article.

701A

3

Clinton

Clinton

c.1947

1957
A renumbering of U.S. 701. Decommissioned in 1957.

701 Bus.

2.6
2.8
4.6
5.5

Tabor City
Clarkton
Whiteville
Clinton

Tabor City
Clarkton
Whiteville
Clinton

c.1961
c.1961
c.1965
1973

-
-
-
-
First, created when bypass completed.
Second, created when bypass completed.
Third, a renumbering of SR 1704 and SR 1917. Shortened in 2012.
Fourth, a renumbering of U.S. 701 Bypass.


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