North Carolina Highway 75
|Maintained by NCDOT|
|Length:||12.8 mi (20.6 km)|
|Existed:||1934 – present|
|West end:||SC 75 at the SC line near Hancock|
|NC 16 in Waxhaw|
|East end:||NC 200 in Monroe|
North Carolina Highway 75 (NC 75) is a primary state highway in the state of North Carolina. Its entire length runs through Union County and serves as the primary connector between the towns of Waxhaw, Mineral Springs, and Monroe. The route roughly parallels a CSX railline for its entire span.
Heading east from the state line, it becomes South Main Street in Waxhaw, where it connects wither the southern terminus of NC 16, at Broome Street. Passing the Museum of the Waxhaws just outside of town, it continues east to the town of Mineral Springs. It then goes northeast, passing Rocky River Road towards Monroe, where it ends abruptly at an auxiliary road to NC 200 (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard). Before August, 2011, NC 75 continued into downtown Monroe, ending at Charlotte Avenue. The entire route, with exception of within Waxhaw city limits, is known and labeled as the Waxhaw Highway.
The second and current NC 75 was established in 1934 as a renumbering of NC 25, it originally traveled from the South Carolina state line to US 74/NC 151 (Charlotte Avenue) in Monroe. Around 1957, NC 75 was extended east two blocks to NC 200 (Main Street), replacing part of US 74A. By 1962, NC 75 was extended again along Haynes Street/Skyway Drive to US 74/US 601 (Roosevelt Boulevard), in concurrency with NC 84 and NC 200. Between 1969-1982, the eastern terminus was moved back to Charlotte Avenue.
The first NC 75 was an original state highway (1921); it traversed from NC 18, in Lenoir, to the Virginia state line, northeast of Oxford. It went across the state, through several cities and towns including Statesville, Asheboro, Pittsboro, Chapel Hill, and Durham. In 1927, NC 90 replaced NC 75 from Lenoir to Pittsboro; while it was also rerouted south, replacing NC 53, through Sanford to Rockingham. In 1934, NC 75 was decommissioned; replaced by US 220 (Rockingham to Ellerbe), NC 73 (Ellerbe to West End), NC 2 (West End to Pinehurst), and US 15 (Pinehurst to the Virginia state line). 
The entire route is in Union County.
|State line||0.0||0.0||SC 75 west|
|Waxhaw||2.3||3.7||NC 16 north (Broome Street) – Weddington, Charlotte|
|9.5||15.3||Rocky River Road|
|Monroe||12.8||20.6||NC 200 (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) – Charlotte, Lancaster|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- Google Inc. Google Maps – North Carolina Highway 75 (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=S+Carolina+75+E%2FWaxhaw+Hwy&daddr=N+Carolina+75%2FWaxhaw+Hwy&hl=en&ll=34.953634,-80.679646&spn=0.117763,0.222988&sll=34.978815,-80.576938&sspn=0.007358,0.013937&geocode=FdzXFAIdTVUv-w%3BFYbBFQIdDn0y-w&mra=me&mrsp=1,0&sz=17&t=p&z=13. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
- "NCRoads.com: N.C. 75". Retrieved February 3, 2013.[unreliable source]
- North Carolina Department of Transportation (August 15, 2011) (PDF). Route Change Request Form: NC 200, NC 75, NC 207, NC 84 (Map). https://connect.ncdot.gov/resources/safety/Route%20Changes/2011_08_15.pdf. Retrieved February 3, 2013.