North Carolina Highway 294

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NC 294 marker

NC 294
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 13.3 mi[1] (21.4 km)
Existed: 1931 – present
Major junctions
West end: SR 123 at the TN line
East end: US 64 / US 74 near Letitia
Counties: Cherokee
Highway system
NC 281 NC 295

North Carolina Highway 294 (NC 294) is a primary state highway in the state of North Carolina. The highway serves to connect communities along the southern banks of the Hiwassee River.

Route description[edit]

NC 294 is a two-lane mountain rural highway that is wholly in the Nantahala National Forest. From its western terminus at the Tennessee state line, it connects the communities of Liberty, Suit and Letitia to its eastern terminus at US 64/US 74. It also goes by Fields of the Wood, a bible park, and access to the Hiwassee Dam.


Established in 1931 as a new primary routing, NC 294 traversed from NC 28 (today US 64/US 74), through Postell, to the Tennessee state line. In 1932, it was extended east by overlapping with US 64/NC 28 then southwest on new primary routing to the Georgia state line, towards Blue Ridge. In 1934, NC 294 eastern terminus was truncated back to its original and current location; its newer segment renumbered to NC 60. In 1942, NC 294 was rerouted north onto upgraded existing and new construction, bypassing Postell on Candy Mountain Road (SR 1150).

Junction list[edit]

NC 294 signage at Hiwassee Dam Access Road

The entire route is in Cherokee County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
State line 0.0 0.0 SR 123 west – Ducktown
  4.7 7.6 Hiwassee Dam Access Road – Hiwassee Dam
  13.3 21.4 US 64 / US 74 – Murphy, Chattanooga
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


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