North Carolina Highway 151

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NC 151
Pisgah Highway
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 11.83 mi[2] (19.04 km)
Existed: 1963[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: Blue Ridge Pkwy near Mt. Pisgah
North end: US 19 / US 23 in Enka
Location
Counties: Buncombe
Highway system
NC 150 NC 152

NC 151 is a north-south state highway located in western North Carolina, in western Buncombe County. North Carolina Highway 151 provides a direct access to the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Route description[edit]

North Carolina Highway 151 begins its southern end at the Blue Ridge Parkway near Mt. Pigsah and briefly parallels the parkway for the first two miles before turning west.[2] Shortly after, NC 151 turns back north.[2] NC 151 travels north, passing through Stony Fork then South Hominy as it turns northeast. NC 151 also passes through Glady before reaching the unincorporated community of Candler as it nears its end. At 11.83 miles (19.04 km), NC 151 reaches its northern terminus at US 19/US 23 (Smokey Park Highway) in Enka. [2][1]

History[edit]

The NC 151 designation first appeared in 1925 as a highway running from NC 15 (present-day Cabarrus Ave.) in Concord, southeast to NC 20 (present-day Charlotte Ave.) near Monroe[1] and was later extended through Monroe with US 74/NC 20 and southeast to the South Carolina state line. However, around 1951, NC 151 was renumbered as U.S. Route 601.[1]

The current routing of NC 151 emerged in 1963 as a renumbering of the western part of NC 112.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Buncombe County.

Location Mile km Destinations Notes
near Mt. Pisgah 0.00 0.00 Blue Ridge Parkway Southern terminus NC 151
Enka 11.83 19.04 US 19 / US 23 Northern terminus NC 151
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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