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
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.


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


  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 / Google