North Carolina Highway 216

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NC 216 marker

NC 216
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 15.7 mi[1] (25.3 km)
Existed: 1930 – present
Major junctions
South end: SC 216 at the SC line near Grover
  I‑85 near Grover
North end: NC 274 near Tryon
Counties: Cleveland, Gaston
Highway system
NC 215 NC 217

North Carolina Highway 216 is a primary state highway in the state of North Carolina. The highway runs north–south, from the South Carolina state line to NC 274, near unincorporated Tryon, North Carolina.

Route description[edit]

NC 216 is a 36.6-mile (58.9 km) two-lane rural highway that begins at the South Carolina state line, 1.2-mile (1.9 km) from Kings Mountain National Military Park. Going north, it crosses over I-85 then a short overlap with US 29, it enters Kings Mountain on Battleground Avenue. Through Kings Mountain, it crosses US 74 continuing north on Piedmont Avenue. The road then becomes County Line Road, as they highway straddles the county line between Cleveland and Gaston Counties. The highway ends at NC 274.


Established in 1930 as a new primary route, from US 29/NC 205 to the South Carolina state line. Around 1956, NC 216 was extended north along US 29 for 1.5-mile (2.4 km), then replacing US 29 into Kings Mountain. It then continues north on several upgraded secondary roads to its current terminus on NC 274. In the early 1960s, SC 216 was established as a continuation of NC 216 to Kings Mountain National Military Park.[2][3]

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile[1] Destinations Notes
Cleveland 1 I‑85 – Charlotte, Spartanburg
1.3 US 29 south – Grover, Gaffney South end of US 29 overlap
2.8 US 29 north to I‑85 – Gastonia, Charlotte North end of US 29 overlap
Kings Mountain 7.2
US 74 Bus. (Kings Street)
8 US 74 – Shelby, Gastonia
Gaston 15.7 NC 274 – Cherryville, Bessemer City NC 216 ends
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Google (2011-07-03). "NC 216" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-07-03. 
  2. ^ " N.C. 216". Retrieved 2011-07-03. 
  3. ^ "Mapmikey's South Carolina Highways Page". Retrieved 2011-07-03.