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
Location
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]

NC 161 in Kings Mountain

History[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 (and is currently 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 U.S. Route 29 (US 29) and US 74 (now US 74 Business) in Kings Mountain. In 1939, the highway was extended northeast to NC 274 Bessemer City replacing US 29A/US 74A.[2]

Junction list[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
GastonCleveland
county line
0.0 0.0 SC 161 south – York South Carolina state line
Cleveland Kings Mountain 4.6–
4.8
7.4–
7.7
I‑85 / US 29 – Gastonia, Gaffney Exit 8 (I-85)
5.8 9.3
US 74 Bus. (East King Street)
6.2–
6.3
10.0–
10.1
US 74 to I‑85 – Shelby, Gastonia Interchange
Gaston Bessemer City 10.6 17.1 NC 274 (West Virginia Avenue) / North 13th Street – Cherryville, Gastonia
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google (February 29, 2016). "North Carolina Highway 161" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 29, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "NCRoads.com: N.C. 161". Retrieved January 9, 2012. [self-published source]

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google