North Carolina Highway 60

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NC Highway 60 marker

NC Highway 60
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 5.069 mi[1] (8.158 km)
Major junctions
South end: SR 60 Spur at the GA line
North end: US 64 / US 74 near Ranger
Location
Counties: Cherokee
Highway system
NC 59 NC 61

North Carolina Highway 60 (NC 60) is a primary state highway in the extreme southwestern corner of North Carolina. The highway runs north–south from the Georgia state line to U.S. Route 64/U.S. Route 74 (US 64/US 74), near Ranger.

Route description[edit]

NC 60 sign, near Culberson

NC 60 is a continuation of SR 60 Spur. From the Georgia state line to US 64/US 74, the entire route is four-lane with a center turning lane throughout (though the road in Georgia is only two-lanes wide). It also serves to connect the community of Culberson, which lays close to the state line.[2]

History[edit]

The first NC 60 was an original state highway, traveling from the Tennessee state line, near Zionville, to NC 40, in Castle Hayne. It served as a major route through the state, passing through Boone, Wilkesboro, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Sanford and Clinton.[3] In 1934, the route was decommissioned in favor of US 421.

The current alignment of NC 60 was established in 1934 as a renumbering of a part of NC 294 traveling as it does today. The only difference is that it continued into Georgia as SR 86 before being renumbered SR 60 Spur. In 2000, the highway was widened to four-lane with a center turning lane throughout.[citation needed]

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Cherokee County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Culberson 0.000 0.000 SR 60 Spur south (Murphy Highway) – Blue Ridge, Atlanta Georgia state line
Ranger 5.069 8.158 US 64 / US 74 – Murphy, Chattanooga
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "NCDOT GIS Data Layers". North Carolina Department of Transportation. 2012. Retrieved December 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ Google (February 15, 2016). "North Carolina Highway 60" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 15, 2016. 
  3. ^ State Highway System of North Carolina (PDF) (Map). Cartography by NCDOT. North Carolina Department of Transportation. 1930. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google