North Carolina Highway 131
|Maintained by NCDOT|
|Length:||24.5 mi (39.4 km)|
|Existed:||1949 – present|
|South end:||US 701 near Whiteville|
|North end:||NC 87 in Tar Heel|
NC 131 is a two-lane rural highway that begins from US 701, north of Whiteville. In Bladenboro, it shares concurrencies with NC 242 and NC 410 along its Main Street, crossing NC 211 Bus. at Seaboard Street. It soon splits from NC 242, which continues north to Elizabethtown, followed by crossing NC 211 By-Pass, before leaving Bladenboro. 5 miles (8.0 km) later, it splits from NC 410, which continues north to Dublin. At NC 41, NC 131 does a brief .1-mile (0.16 km) overlap; it is noticeable that the routing here was reconfigured to slowdown NC 131 at this location. At the end of its journey, NC 131 meets with NC 87, in Tar Heel; where travelers can continue on to Fayetteville or Elizabethtown.
NC 131 goes through predominantly forested or farmlands in the area, with Bladenboro being the only urban location along its route.
|Columbus||0.0||0.0||US 701 (James B. White Highway) – Clarkton, Whiteville|
|Bladen||Bladenboro||9.2||14.8||NC 242 / NC 410 south (Main Street) – Chadbourn, Evergreen, Boardman||South end of NC 242/NC 410 overlap|
NC 211 Bus. (Seaboard Street)
|10.0||16.1||NC 242 north – Elizabethtown||North end of NC 242 overlap|
|10.7||17.2||NC 211 – Clarkton, Lumberton|
|15.6||25.1||NC 410 north – Dublin||North end of NC 410 overlap|
|17.4||28.0||NC 41 west – Lumberton||West end of NC 41 overlap|
|17.5||28.2||NC 41 east – Elizabethtown||East end of NC 41 overlap|
|Tar Heel||24.5||39.4||NC 87 – Elizabethtown, Fayetteville|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Google Inc. "North Carolina Highway 131". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=NC-131+N&daddr=NC-131+N&hl=en&ll=34.551811,-78.675842&spn=0.487487,0.891953&sll=34.729855,-78.784901&sspn=0.0038,0.006968&geocode=FXcrDQId8ZhO-w%3BFeLzEQId_tJN-w&mra=me&mrsp=1,0&sz=18&t=p&z=11. Retrieved June 11, 2014.
- North Carolina Department of Transportation (1951) (PDF). North Carolina Official Highway Map (Map). Cartography by NCDOT. http://dotw-xfer01.dot.state.nc.us/imgdot/DOTStateTravelMapHistoric/STM1951.pdf. Retrieved June 11, 2014.
- "Route Change (1970-10-01)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. October 1, 1970. Retrieved June 11, 2014.