North Carolina Highway 205

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NC 205 marker

NC 205
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 22 mi[2] (35 km)
Existed: 1935[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: US 74 in Marshville
North end: NC 24 / NC 27 in Red Cross
Location
Counties: Union, Stanly
Highway system
NC 200 NC 207

North Carolina Highway 205 is a north–south state highway in the North Carolina Piedmont. It traverses 22 miles (35 km) in Stanly and Union counties.

Route description[edit]

NC 205 is a two-lane rural highway that goes through mostly farmland, as it connects the towns of Marshville, Oakboro, and Red Cross.

History[edit]

Established in 1935, it is the second incarnation NC 205, creating a new primary routing between the towns of Marshville and Red Cross. In the late 1940s, it was extended southwest along Main Street to the new alignment of US 74; it then changed by 1953 onto a new extension of Elm Street to US 74, leaving Main Street.[1]

The first NC 205 was an original state highway (1921), connecting Kings Mountain to Grover. In 1926, US 29 was added to all of NC 205. In late 1934, NC 205 was dropped, leaving behind US 29 and NC 216.[1]

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile[2] Destinations Notes
Union Marshville 0 US 74 – Monroe, Charlotte, Wadesboro, Wilmington NC 205 begins
10 New Salem Road
New Salem 11 NC 218 – Mint Hill, Polkton
Stanly Oakboro 18 NC 742 to NC 138 (Main Street) – Wadesboro
Big Lick 20 Big Lick Road – Stanfield
Red Cross 22 NC 24 / NC 27 – Charlotte, Albemarle NC 205 ends
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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