North Carolina Highway 161

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NC Highway 161 marker

NC Highway 161
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 10.6 mi[1] (17.1 km)
Existed: 1937 – present
Major junctions
South end: SC 161 near Kings Mountain S.P.
  I‑85 / US 29 near Kings Mountain
US 74 in Kings Mountain
North end: NC 274 in Bessemer City
Counties: Cleveland, Gaston
Highway system
NC 160 NC 162

North Carolina Highway 161 (NC 161) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of North Carolina that connects the city of Kings Mountain, North Carolina to Bessemer City, North Carolina and York, South Carolina.

Route description[edit]


The first NC 161 was established in 1930 as a new primary routing from Warrensville to the Virginia state line, in Ashe County. In 1937 it was renumbered as NC 162 (now NC 194).[2]

The second and current NC 161 was established in 1937 as a renumbering of NC 215 to match SC 161; it ran from the South Carolina state line to US 29/US 74 (now US 74 Business), in Kings Mountain. In 1939, the highway was extended northeast to NC 274, in Bessemer City, replacing US 29A/US 74A.[2]

Junction list[edit]

NC 161 in Kings Mountain

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Google (January 10, 2012). "North Carolina Highway 161" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b " N.C. 161". Retrieved January 9, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google