North Carolina Highway 101

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NC 101 marker

NC 101
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 22.23 mi[2] (35.78 km)
Existed: 1928[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: US 70 in Havelock
  NC 306 east of Havelock
East end: US 70 in Beaufort
Counties: Craven, Carteret
Highway system
NC 100 NC 102

North Carolina Highway 101 (NC 101) is a state highway in the U.S. state of North Carolina that serves as a shortcut for U.S. Highway 70 (US 70). It links Havelock to Beaufort, bypassing Morehead City. NC 101 is an original North Carolina State Highway running from Morehead City to NC 10 east of Havelock. Most of the area along NC 101 is rural with many farms and swamps.

Route description[edit]

North Carolina Highway 101 begins at a traffic light along US 70 in Havelock, North Carolina. NC 101 continues east from US 70 along Fontana Boulevard south of the Cherry Point Military Base. As NC 101 continues eastward it passes farms and forest along the routing. NC 101 meets up with the southern terminus of NC 306 south of the Minnesott Beach Ferry. NC 101 contui9nues 3 miles to the east before reaching North Harlowe at the edge of the Croatan National Forest. NC 101 then turn south to cross the into Carteret County. After 3 more miles NC 101 meets up with the town of Harlowe, North Carolina. NC 101 turns eastward and leaves the Croatan National Forest before crossing the Intracoastal Waterway.[3][4]

After crossing the Intracoastal Waterway NC 101 heads a Southeastern direction towards Beaufort. NC 101 parallels the Intracoastal waterway the rest of the way to Beaufort. North Carolina Highway 101 passes waterfront neighborhoods on the west side of the road and farms on the east side. As North Carolina Highway 101 enters Beaufort it passes by the Michael J. Smith Airport. North Carolina Highway 101 ends at a stop sign on US 70 in Beaufort.[3][4]


North Carolina Highway 101 is an original state highway appearing on the 1922 state map of North Carolina. NC 101 started at North Carolina Highway 10 south of Havelock. NC 101 then went southeast through the towns of Newport, Mansfield and Wildwood. NC 101 had its eastern terminus in Morehead City North Carolina.[5] In 1928 NC 10 and NC 101 swapped routing. When NC 10 and US 70 was extended was extended to Atlantic City in 1931 NC 101 was truncated east of Beaufort.[6] The routing has been the same since 1931.

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Craven Havelock 0.00 0.00 US 70 Western terminus of NC 101
east of Havelock 5.30 8.53 NC 306
Carteret Beaufort 22.23 35.78 US 70 Eastern Terminus of NC 101
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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