North Carolina Highway 294
|Maintained by NCDOT|
|Length:||13.3 mi (21.4 km)|
|Existed:||1931 – present|
|West end:||SR 123 at the TN line|
|East end:||US 64 / US 74 near Letitia|
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).
The entire route is in Cherokee County.
|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
- Google, Inc. "North Carolina Highway 294". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=NC-294+E&daddr=NC-294+E&hl=en&ll=35.083675,-84.22411&spn=0.117576,0.222988&sll=35.044754,-84.174843&sspn=0.117632,0.222988&geocode=FTjpFwIdPJz5-g%3BFfqLFgIdPx78-g&mra=dme&mrsp=1&sz=13&t=p&z=13. Retrieved June 16, 2013.