North Carolina Highway 207

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NC 207 marker

NC 207
Wolf Pond Road
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 13.0 mi[1] (20.9 km)
Existed: 1948 – present
Major junctions
South end: SC 207 at the SC line near Pageland
North end: US 74 / US 601 / NC 200 in Monroe
Location
Counties: Union
Highway system
NC 205 NC 208

North Carolina Highway 207 (NC 207) is a primary state highway in the state of North Carolina. It is entirely within the boundaries of Union County and serves to connect the city of Monroe, North Carolina to the city of Pageland, South Carolina via South Carolina Highway 207.

Route description[edit]

From the North Carolina-South Carolina state line, NC 207 is a two-lane rural highway traversing north through rolling hills of farmland. Once it enters Monroe city limits, it becomes Haynes Street, where it connects several neighborhoods until it reaches the downtown business district. At Franklin Street, the road widens to four-lanes. At Church Street, it becomes Skyway Drive, continuing over the CSX rail yard it continue due north till it reaches Roosevelt Boulevard, where NC 207 ends. Outside Monroe city limits, it is known and labeled as Wolf Pond Road.

History[edit]

The second and current NC 207 was established in 1948 as a new primary route from the South Carolina state line to US 74/NC 151/NC 200 (Franklin Street), in Monroe. The highway is a continuation of SC 207, which predates it. Between 1958-62, NC 207 was truncated at Morrow Street; and then was extended to Church Street between 1969-82.[2] On August 2011, NC 207 was extended along Skyway Drive to US 74/US 601/NC 200 (Roosevelt Boulevard), after NC 200 was relocated bypassing west of Monroe.[3]

The first NC 207 was created in 1926 as a short route from Forest City, North Carolina south to the South Carolina state line near Chesnee, South Carolina. This route was originally numbered as NC 206 but was changed by the North Carolina Department of Transportation for reasons unknown. Before being eliminated in 1933 with many other state routes, US 221 was selected to cover its span. This span was later re-signed as US 221A when a newer, more direct route was constructed bypassing Forest City and Spindale.[2]

Junction list[edit]

First sign of NC 207 after state line

The entire route is in Union County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
State line 0.0 0.0 SC 207 south
Trinity 2.4 3.9 Trinity Church Road
Monroe 11.9 19.2 Franklin Street
13.0 20.9 US 74 / US 601 / NC 200 (Roosevelt Boulevard) – Charlotte, Wadesboro, Pageland
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


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