North Carolina Highway 141

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NC 141 marker

NC 141
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 8.7 mi[1] (14.0 km)
Existed: 1983 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 64 near Murphy
North end: US 19 / US 74 / US 129 in Marble
Location
Counties: Cherokee
Highway system
I‑140 NC 142

North Carolina Highway 141 (NC 141) is a primary state highway in the state of North Carolina. It serves to connect the Peachtree community, located in the Valley River Mountains, with Marble and Murphy.

Route description[edit]

The entire 8.7-mile (14.0 km) length of NC 141 is contained within Cherokee County, NC. The northern terminus is at US 19/US 129/US 74, at Marble Road in Marble; the southern terminus is at US 64 in Murphy.

The route serves as an important transportation link across Cherokee County, providing access for traffic from Marble and Andrews to the Peachtree community, where Murphy Medical Center, the area's only major hospital, and Tri-County Community College are located. Conversely, the reverse route provides quick access from these areas, as well as Hayesville, to the Andrews-Murphy Airport (KRHP).

The route passes through several small communities along the way from Marble to Peachtree, including Vengeance Creek and Rowland Hill.

History[edit]

The second and current NC 141 was established around 1983 as a new primary routing, from US 64 to US 19/US 129. In 2010, NC 141 was extended south over a former section of US 64 and ends at a new terminus with US 64.[2]

The first NC 141 was established in 1954 as a new primary routing, from US 74/US 76 to NC 53, near Atkinson. In 1974, NC 141 was replaced by NC 11.[3]

Junction list[edit]

NC 141 along East US 64 Alt

The entire route is in Cherokee County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
  0.0 0.0 US 64 – Murphy, Hayesville Southern terminus
Marble 8.7 14.0 US 19 / US 74 / US 129 – Cherokee Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google Inc. "North Carolina Highway 141". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Old+Hwy+64%2FE+U.S.+Highway+64+Alt&daddr=NC-141+N&hl=en&ll=35.119347,-83.934174&spn=0.121035,0.222988&sll=35.173984,-83.924088&sspn=0.00756,0.013937&geocode=FcwCFwIdycT--g%3BFSW0GAIdm2T_-g&mra=dme&mrsp=1&sz=17&t=p&z=13. Retrieved June 22, 2014.
  2. ^ "Route Change (2010-02-04)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. February 4, 2010. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Route Change (1974-09-26)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. September 29, 1974. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 

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