North Carolina Highway 191
|Maintained by NCDOT|
|Length:||21.62 mi (34.79 km)|
|Existed:||1921 – present|
|South end:||US 25 in Hendersonville|
| I-26 / US 74 in Asheville
I-40 in Asheville
Future I-26 / I-240 in Asheville
US 19 Bus. / US 23 Bus. in Asheville
North Carolina Highway 191 (NC 191) is a 21.62-mile (34.79 km) long south-to-north state highway in the western part of the U.S. state of North Carolina. It travels within portions of Henderson and Buncombe counties.
NC 191 begins at an intersection with US 25 Business (Asheville Highway) in the city of Hendersonville in Henderson County. Named Haywood Road, it travels northwest from Hendersonville and enters the town of Mills River, where it meets NC 280 (Boylston Highway). NC 191 runs concurrent with NC 280 northward for a short distance before separating after approximately 1 mile (1.6 km). The route continues north towards Asheville, leaving Henderson County and entering Buncombe County, before meeting the western terminus of NC 146 (Long Shoals Road) in the community of Avery Creek. Past Avery Creek, NC 191 intersects the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, a National Parkway and All-American Road. The highway continues north into Venable, intersecting the eastern terminus of NC 112 (Sardis Road) and then I-26/US 74 at exit 33 as it reaches the outer limits of Asheville. Entering the city, NC 191 interchanges with I-40 (exit 47) and 0.5 miles (0.80 km) later, I-26/I-240 (exit 1B). NC 191 heads into the southwestern section of Asheville named Brevard Road. At just over 21.5 miles (34.6 km), the route reaches its northern end at US 19 Business/US 23 Business (Haywood Road).
NC 191 is an original state highway. In 1971, the highway was routed along modern-day I-240 from Brevard Road to Haywood Road, a highway that was previously unnumbered. As a result, Brevard Road became unnumbered north of the freeway. Around 1981, NC 191 was moved back onto Brevard Road to end where it currently does at US 19 Business/US 23 Business. The freeway became I-240.
US 25 Bus. (Asheville Highway)
|Southern terminus NC 191|
|Mills River||7.41||11.93||NC 280 west (Boylston Highway) – Brevard||West end of NC 280 overlap|
|8.53||13.73||NC 280 east (Boylston Highway) – Asheville Regional Airport||East end of NC 280 overlap|
||Avery Creek||13.20||21.24||NC 146 east (Long Shoals Road)||Western terminus NC 146|
|Bent Creek||15.65||25.19||Blue Ridge Parkway|
|Asheville||17.69||28.47||NC 112 west (Sardis Road)||Eastern terminus NC 112|
|18.30||29.45||I-26 / US 74 – Hendersonville, Asheville||Exit 33 (I-26/US 74)|
|20.03||32.24||I-40 – Black Mountain, Canton||Exit 47(I-40)|
|20.65||33.23||Future I-26 / I-240||Exit 1B (I-26/I-240)|
US 19 Bus. / US 23 Bus. (Haywood Road)
|Northern terminus NC 191|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
Asheville alternate route
|Location:||Asheville, North Carolina|
|Length:||1.8 mi (2.9 km)|
- NC Roads: NC 191
- Yahoo Maps. Overview Map North Carolina Route 191 (Map). http://maps.yahoo.com/#mvt=m&lat=35.516843&lon=-82.307737&zoom=11&q1=35.327059%2C-82.467242&q2=35.388125%2C-82.566688&q3=35.403798%2C-82.568919&q4=35.468904%2C-82.577932&q5=35.499935%2C-82.592952&q6=35.526693%2C-82.606857&q7=35.556026%2C-82.599475&q8=35.577809%2C-82.592952. Retrieved 2010-11-09.
- Google Inc. Google Maps – North Carolina Highway 191A - Asheville (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Haywood+Rd&daddr=35.5834042,-82.5706252+to:Clingman+Ave&hl=en&ll=35.583059,-82.572813&spn=0.029213,0.055747&sll=35.582082,-82.575603&sspn=0.029213,0.055747&geocode=FTfgHgId8OIT-w%3BFaz1HgIdfxIU-yn7lgbQsIxZiDHSkbdriqYWmg%3BFUYaHwIdlDMU-w&mra=dpe&mrsp=1&sz=15&via=1&t=p&z=15. Retrieved July 13, 2013.