North Carolina Highway 704

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NC 704 marker

NC 704
Wesley D. Webster Highway
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 38.7 mi[1] (62.3 km)
Existed: 1930 – present
Major junctions
West end: NC 89 near Francisco
  US 220 / US 311 in Madison
East end: NC 65 near Wentworth
Location
Counties: Stokes, Rockingham
Highway system
US 701 NC 705

North Carolina Highway 704 (NC 704) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The highway connects Madison with northern Stokes County and the Wentworth-Reidsville area.

Route description[edit]

NC 704 is a mostly two-lane rural highway that traverses 38.7 miles (62.3 km). Beginning at NC 89, near Francisco, east through Madison, to NC 65, near Wentworth. It highway connects the communities of Campbell, Coleville, Sandy Ridge, Delta, Prestonville and Pleasantville.

All of NC 704 is dedicated to Wesley D. Webster, who was a state politician from Madison. Established by resolution by the General Assembly, which was approved on July 20, 1984.[2][3]

History[edit]

Established in 1930 with its original primary routing from NC 708, near Madison (junction located where Ellisboro and Bald Hill Loop Roads once intersect), and US 170/NC 70, in Greensboro (junction located where Battleground Avenue, Elm Street and Summit Avenue all converged). In 1932, US 411 was assigned along all of NC 704. In 1933, NC 704 was extended northwest to NC 891, in Coleville; replacing a part of NC 708, a brief concurrency with US 311 and new primary routing west of Madison. Also, in Greensboro, NC 704 was rerouted onto Wendover Avenue to Elm Street. In 1934, all of NC 704 was removed from US 411, which by end of year was replaced by US 220. In 1935, NC 704 was extended to its current eastern terminus at US 158 (today's NC 65), near Wentworth, replacing nearly all of NC 708. In 1936, NC 704 was extended to its current western terminus at NC 89, near Francisco; reclaiming former primary routing of NC 893 and later NC 661 in the 1920s, west of NC 109 (NC 891's successor, eventually becoming NC 8), in Coleville.

North Carolina Highway 708[edit]

NC 708
Location: MadisonBakers Crossroads, NC
Length: 7.6 mi[4] (12.2 km)
Existed: 1922–1935

North Carolina Highway 708 (NC 708) was established in 1922, traveling from NC 897, in Madison, east through Wentworth, to NC 70, in Reidsville; hitting its peak at the start with 20.4 miles (32.8 km). In 1923, NC 708 was truncated at Bakers Crossroads, its eastern section replaced by NC 65. In 1933, NC 708 north of Ellisboro Road/Bald Hill Loop was replaced by NC 704, shrinking the route down to just 7.6 miles (12.2 km). In 1935, the rest of NC 708 was replaced by NC 704, which was also realigned onto new road north of Bakers Crossroads.

North Carolina Highway 893[edit]

NC 893
Location: FranciscoVA State Line
Length: 7.5 mi[5] (12.1 km)
Existed: 1922–1923

North Carolina Highway 893 (NC 893) was established in 1922 as a new primary route from NC 89, near Francisco, northeast to the Virginia state line. In 1923, it was renumbered as part of NC 661; today it is part of NC 704, with a small snippet to NC 8.

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Stokes   0.0 0.0 NC 89 – Francisco, Danbury
Coleville 7.2 11.6 NC 8 – Stuart, Danbury
  16.0 25.7 NC 770 east – Stoneville
Prestonville 18.5 29.8 NC 772 south – Walnut Cove
Rockingham Madison 28.0 45.1
US 220 Bus. north (Highway Street) – Mayodan
North end of US 220 Bus overlap
29.3 47.2 US 311 south (Academy Street) – Walnut Cove South end of US 311 overlap
30.7 49.4 US 220 / US 311 north – Greensboro, Stoneville North end of US 311 and south end of US 220 Bus overlap
  38.7 62.3 NC 65 – Stokesdale, Reidsville
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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