North Carolina Highway 60
|Maintained by NCDOT|
|Length:||5.069 mi (8.158 km)|
|South end:||SR 60 Spur at the GA line|
|North end:||US 64 / US 74 near Ranger|
NC 60 is a continuation of SR 60 Spur, in Georgia. From the state line to US 64/US 74, the entire route is four-lane with a center turning lane throughout. It also serves to connect the community of Culberson, which lays close to the state line.
The second and current NC 60 was established in 1934 as a renumbering of a part of NC 294; it traversed from US 64 to the Georgia state line, where it continued as SR 86 (later becoming SR 60 Spur). In 2000, the highway was widen to four-lane with a center turning lane throughout.
The first NC 60 was an original state highway, traversing from the Tennessee state line, near Zionville, to NC 40, in Castle Hayne. It served as a major route through the state, connecting through Boone, Wilkesboro, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Sanford and Clinton. In 1934, the route was decommissioned in favor of US 421.
The entire route is in Cherokee County.
|State line||0.000||0.000||SR 60 Spur south (Murphy Highway) – Mineral Bluff|
|5.069||8.158||US 64 / US 74 – Murphy, Chattanooga|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- "NCDOT GIS Data Layers". North Carolina Department of Transportation. 2012. Retrieved December 28, 2012.
- North Carolina Department of Transportation (1930) (PDF). State Highway System of North Carolina (Map). Cartography by NCDOT. http://dotw-xfer01.dot.state.nc.us/imgdot/DOTStateTravelMapHistoric/STM1930.pdf. Retrieved July 11, 2014.