North Carolina Highway 60

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NC 60 marker

NC 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 state of North Carolina. The highway runs north–south from the Georgia state line to U.S. Route 64/U.S. Route 74, near Ranger.

Route description[edit]

NC 60 is a continuation of SR 60 Spur, in Georgia. From the state line to US 64/US 74, the entire route is four-lane with a center turning lane throughout. It also serves to connect the community of Culberson, which lays close to the state line.

History[edit]

NC 60 sign, near Culberson

The second and current NC 60 was established in 1934 as a renumbering of a part of NC 294; it traversed from US 64 to the Georgia state line, where it continued as SR 86 (later becoming SR 60 Spur). In 2000, the highway was widen to four-lane with a center turning lane throughout.

The first NC 60 was an original state highway, traversing from the Tennessee state line, near Zionville, to NC 40, in Castle Hayne. It served as a major route through the state, connecting through Boone, Wilkesboro, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Sanford and Clinton.[2] In 1934, the route was decommissioned in favor of US 421.

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Cherokee County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
State line 0.000 0.000 SR 60 Spur south (Murphy Highway) – Mineral Bluff
  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. ^ 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