North Carolina Highway 93
|Maintained by NCDOT|
|Length:||9.9 mi (15.9 km)|
|Existed:||1940 – present|
|West end:||SR 93 at the VA line near Piney Creek|
|NC 113 in Piney Creek|
|East end:||US 221 in Twin Oaks|
NC 93 begins at the Virginia state line and goes southeast for 10 miles (16 km) on a curvy, yet manageable road that ends at US 221. It is overlapped with NC Bike Route 4 along the entire length of the route.
The entire route is in Alleghany County.
|Piney Creek||0.0||0.0||SR 93 north||Virginia state line|
|0.5||0.8||NC 113 south – Laurel Springs||Northern terminus of NC 113|
|Twin Oaks||9.9||15.9||US 221|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
||This section is in a list format that may be better presented using prose. (January 2011)|
Originally established as North Carolina Highway 260 in 1935, it was renumbered in 1940 to match the older Virginia State Route 93. In 1977, NC 93 was rerouted in Piney Creek to its current routing; abandoning Pugh Road and extending NC 113 further north to its current northern terminus.
NC 93 existed two times before it current routing:
- In 1929, it was established as a new road from Pittsboro to Graham; then in 1933 it was extended further to US 70/NC 10. In 1940, it was renumbered as NC 87, with its 1933 extension forming part of NC 54.
- In 1940, NC 93 was established briefly as a connector between Tramway to Jonesboro (community later absorbed by Sanford). It was renumbered to NC 78 in late 1940 when NCDOT decided it was more important to match Virginia instead.
- Google Inc. "North Carolina Highway 93". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=N+Carolina+93+E&daddr=N+Carolina+93+E&hl=en&ll=36.553086,-81.25042&spn=0.112799,0.222988&sll=36.528588,-81.177093&sspn=0.001763,0.003484&geocode=FUMXLgIdnFgn-w%3BFYhhLQIdN1Up-w&mra=me&mrsp=1,0&sz=19&t=m&z=13. Retrieved December 28, 2012.
- "NCRoads.com: N.C. 93". Retrieved 2011-01-02.