North Carolina Highway 80

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NC 80 marker

NC 80
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 40.1 mi (64.5 km)
Existed: 1940[1] – present
Major junctions
South end:

US 70 in Pleasant Gardens
Blue Ridge Parkway

US 19E near Micaville
North end: NC 226 near Bakersville
Location
Counties: McDowell, Yancey, Mitchell
Highway system
NC 79 NC 81

North Carolina route 80 goes from U.S. Route 70, just west of Marion, at 1300' above sea level, to NC Route 226, a bit west of Bakersville, 2360'. It passes by Lake Tahoma at about 1500'. It crosses the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Eastern Continental Divide at about 3320', and U.S Route 19E at about 2520'. It crosses the South Toe River twice, once at 2700' and once at 2520'. It crosses the North Toe River at 2400'. It crosses Buck Creek five times.

Route description[edit]

History[edit]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile Destinations Notes
McDowell Pleasant Gardens 0.0 US 70 – Old Fort, Marion Southern terminus
12.0 Blue Ridge Parkway Interchange and county line
Yancey Micaville 26.1 US 19E south – Burnsville South end of concurrency with US 19E
New Dale 27.3 US 19E north – Spruce Pine North end of concurrency with US 19E
Mitchell Bakersville 40.1 NC 226 – Spruce Pine, Marion Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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