North Carolina Highway 103

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NC 103 marker

NC 103
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 8.5 mi (13.7 km)
Existed: 1940 – present
Major junctions
West end:
US 52 Bus. / NC 89 in Mt. Airy
East end: SR 103 at the NC/VA border
Location
Counties: Surry
Highway system
NC 102 NC 104

North Carolina Highway 103 (NC 103) is an eight-and-a-half-mile North Carolina State Highway. It runs entirely in Surry County. Its main purpose is to connect the northern end of Surry with Mount Airy. A 5.8 miles (9.3 km) segment of the highway is known as the Donna Fargo Highway, named to honor a local country music star.[1]

Route Description[edit]

The western terminus is at NC 89/US 52 Business in downtown Mount Airy. This is next door to the Mount Airy Visitor Center. NC 103 barely gets away from the outskirts of Mount Airy, before crossing over into Virginia. NC 103 continues into Virginia as SR 103, near Claudville. NC 103 is mostly in the countryside of northern North Carolina.

History[edit]

The first NC 103 was today's NC 119, running mostly in Alamance and Caswell counties. It was decommissioned in 1940 and the current 103 was formed.

This was a result of Virginia's renumbering: NC 103 would supplement SR 103. There have been no other major changes made.

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Surry County.

Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Mount Airy 0.0 0.0
US 52 Bus. / NC 89 (Renfro Street)
Western terminus
0.3 0.5 NC 104 (Riverside Drive) – Ararat
State line 8.5 13.7 SR 103 – Claudville Eastern Terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Meghann Evans, "Donna Fargo Highway is dedicated", Mount Airy News, Oct 29, 2009

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing