North Carolina Highway 69

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NC 69 marker

NC 69
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 3.876 mi[1] (6.238 km)
Existed: 1941 – present
Major junctions
South end: SR 515 / SR 17 at the GA line
  US 64 near Hayesville
North end:
US 64 Bus. in Hayesville
Counties: Clay
Highway system
NC 68 US 70

North Carolina Highway 69 (NC 69) is a primary state highway in the state of North Carolina. The highway runs north–south from the Georgia state line to Hayesville, west of Lake Chatuge.

Route description[edit]

NC 69 runs from the Georgia border south of Hayesville north, along the western shore of Lake Chatuge. The route crosses US 64 before entering downtown Hayesville, where it meets its northern terminus at a roundabout with US 64 Bus.

NC 69 is also part of Corridor A, in the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS), which is part of Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC).[2]


NC 69 in Hayesville

The second and current NC 69 was established in 1941 as a renumbering of NC 287, traversing from Georgia state line, along Myers Chapel Road, to US 64 (Chatuga Dam Road), south of Hayesville. In 1942, NC 69 was rerouted to its current alignment west of its former, most of which now under Chatuge Lake.

The first NC 69 was an original state highway that began at NC 20, in Marshall, to NC 26, in Twin Oaks. Its routing took NC 69 through Burnsville, Spruce Pine, Cranberry, Banner Elk, Boone and West Jefferson. In 1928, NC 69 was extended south to the South Carolina state line, in concurrency with US 25, taking it through Asheville, Arden and Hendersonville; this replaced most of NC 29 and its old routing to Marshall became NC 213. In 1930, NC 69 was rerouted at Cranberry towards Elk Park and the Tennessee state line, in concurrency with US 19E; its old alignment north was broken up with NC 194 between Cranberry and Villas, NC 60 between Villas and Boone, and NC 691 between Boone Twin Oaks.[3] In 1932, NC 69 was placed on new routing between Arden and Asheville, its old alignment became NC 69A, though remained part of US 25. In 1934, NC 69 was decommissioned in favor of US 25, US 19 and US 19E.

North Carolina Highway 287[edit]

NC 287
Location: GA State LineHayesville, NC
Existed: 1923–1941

North Carolina Highway 287 (NC 287) was established in 1923 as a renumbering of part of NC 109. It traversed from the Georgia state line (along Myers Chapel Road) to NC 28 (Chatuga Dam Road), near Hayesville. In 1941, NC 287 was renumbered to NC 69.[4]


NCDOT plans to upgrade NC 69 into a divided four-lane expressway, from the Georgia state line to US 64; which would complete a gap in Corridor A. At an estimated cost of $43.7 million, it is currently unfunded.[5]

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Clay County.

Location Mile[6] km Destinations Notes
State line 0.00 0.00 SR 515 / SR 17 – Hiawassee Southern terminus of NC 69
Hayesville 3.53 5.68 US 64 – Murphy, Franklin
3.85 6.20
US 64 Bus. – Hayesville
Northern Terminus of NC 69; roundabout
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Bannered routes[edit]

Arden–Asheville alternate route[edit]

NC 69A
Location: ArdenAsheville, NC
Existed: 1932–1934

North Carolina Highway 69 Alternate (NC 69A) was a renumbering of NC 69 between Arden and Asheville, connecting the communities of Skyland and Biltmore; it was in complete concurrency with US 25. In 1934, NC 69A was decommissioned in favor of US 25.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "NCDOT GIS Data Layers". North Carolina Department of Transportation. 2012. Retrieved December 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Status of Corridors in North Carolina" (PDF). Appalachian Regional Commission. September 30, 2013. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ North Carolina Department of Transportation (1930) (PDF). State Highway System of North Carolina (Map). Cartography by NCDOT. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
  4. ^ North Carolina Department of Transportation (1940) (PDF). North Carolina Primary Highway System (Map). Cartography by NCDOT. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
  5. ^ "SPOT ID: H090005-C" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. May 30, 2014. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  6. ^ Yahoo Maps. Overview Map North Carolina Route 69 (Map). Retrieved January 27, 2010.

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing