North Carolina Highway 80

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NC Highway 80 marker

NC Highway 80
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 37.2 mi[2] (59.9 km)
Existed: 1940[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: US 70 in Pleasant Gardens
  US 19E near Micaville
North end: NC 226 near Bakersville
Location
Counties: McDowell, Yancey, Mitchell
Highway system
NC 79 NC 81

North Carolina Highway 80 (NC 80) is a 37.9-mile-long (61.0 km) state highway in western North Carolina. The highway travels from U.S. Route 70 just west of Marion to NC 226A west of Bakersville. It passes by Lake Tahoma. It crosses the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Eastern Continental Divide at about 3,320 feet (1,010 m) in elevation, and U.S Route 19E in the community of Micaville. It crosses the South Toe River twice, the North Toe River once, Buck Creek five times.

Route description[edit]

History[edit]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
McDowell Pleasant Gardens 0.0 0.0 US 70 to I‑40 – Asheville, Marion
McDowellYancey
county line
  12.1 19.5 Blue Ridge Parkway Interchange
Yancey Micaville 26.2 42.2 US 19E south – Burnsville Southern end of US 19E concurrency
  27.5 44.3 US 19E north – Spruce Pine Northern end of US 19E concurrency
Mitchell   37.9 61.0 NC 226A
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ NCRoads.com: N.C. 80[self-published source]
  2. ^ a b Google (May 5, 2015). "North Carolina Highway 80" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved May 5, 2015.