North Carolina Highway 93

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North Carolina Highway 93 marker

North Carolina Highway 93
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length9.9 mi[1] (15.9 km)
Existed1940–present
Major junctions
West end SR 93 at the Virginia state line
 
East end US 221 in Twin Oaks
Location
CountiesAlleghany
Highway system
NC 92NC 94

North Carolina Highway 93 (NC 93) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It runs from the Virginia state line to the community of Twin Oaks, entirely in Alleghany County.

Route description[edit]

NC 93 begins at the Virginia state line and goes southeast for 10 miles (16 km) on a curvy road that ends at US 221 just outside of Twin Oaks.[1] It is overlapped with NC Bike Route 4 along the entire length of the route.[2]

History[edit]

Originally established as North Carolina Highway 260 in 1935, it was renumbered in 1940 to match the older Virginia State Route 93. In 1977, NC 93 was rerouted in Piney Creek to its current routing; abandoning Pugh Road and extending NC 113 further north to its current northern terminus.[3]

NC 93 existed two times before it current routing:

  1. In 1929, it was established as a new road from Pittsboro to Graham; then in 1933 it was extended further to US 70/NC 10. In 1940, it was renumbered as NC 87, with its 1933 extension forming part of NC 54.[3]
  2. In 1940, NC 93 was established briefly as a connector between Tramway to Jonesboro (community later absorbed by Sanford). It was renumbered to NC 78 in late 1940 when NCDOT decided it was more important to match Virginia instead.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

NC 93 from the NC 113 junction

The entire route is in Alleghany County.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
Piney Creek0.00.0 SR 93 north – Mouth of WilsonWestern terminus; Virginia state line
0.50.80 NC 113 south – Laurel SpringsNorthern terminus of NC 113
Twin Oaks9.915.9 US 221 – Sparta, JeffersonEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Google (December 28, 2012). "North Carolina Highway 93" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 28, 2012.
  2. ^ "NC 4 - North Line Trace". North Carolina Bike Routes Beta. Walk Bike North Carolina Bicycle Routes. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "NCRoads.com: N.C. 93". Archived from the original on November 25, 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-02.[self-published source]

External links[edit]

Route map:

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