Tennessee State Route 143

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State Route 143 marker

State Route 143
Roan Road
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Length: 12.46 mi (20.05 km)
Major junctions
south end: NC 261 near Roan Mountain State Park
north end: US 19E / SR 37 in Roan Mountain
Counties: Carter
Highway system
SR 142 SR 144

State Route 143 (SR 143) is a 12.6 mile state highway that goes through the Cherokee National Forest and Roan Mountain State Park in northeastern Tennessee. The road is very curvy as it does go through a mountainous area. Its northern terminus is US 19E in the town of Roan Mountain and its southern terminus is NC 261.

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Carter County.

Location mi km Destinations Notes
Carver's Gap 0.0 0.0 NC 261 – Bakersville Southern terminus; North Carolina state line
Roan Mountain 11.9 19.2 Old Highway 143 – Downtown Roan Mountain
12.46 20.05 US 19E / SR 37 – Elizabethton, Elk Park Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi