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North Carolina Highway 208 (NC 208) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The highway serves as the most direct route between Asheville and Greeneville, Tennessee, through the Bald Mountains.

North Carolina Highway 208 marker

North Carolina Highway 208
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length9.1 mi[1] (14.6 km)
Existed1921–present
Major junctions
South end US 25 / US 70 in Hurricane
North end SR 70 at the Tennessee state line
Location
CountiesMadison
Highway system
NC 207NC 209

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Route descriptionEdit

NC 208 is a 9.1-mile (14.6 km) two-lane mountain highway that begins in the community of Hurricane and goes north hugging the banks of Big Laural Creek and (after a curved bridge) Shelton Laural Creek. Once at Belva, the highway goes northwest towards Greeneville, Tennessee, passing through the community of Allenstand, before reaching the state line at Allen Gap (2,234 ft (681 m), highest point on route). Just beyond the state line, the Appalachian Trail crosses the highway.[1] The entire highway is within the confines of the Pisgah National Forest.

HistoryEdit

Established in 1921 as an original state highway and has not changed since.[2][3]

Junction listEdit

The entire route is in Madison County.

LocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Hurricane0.00.0   US 25 / US 70 – Hot Springs, Marshall, Asheville
Belva3.55.6  NC 212 east – White RockWestern terminus of NC 212
9.114.6  SR 70 north – GreenevilleTennessee state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Google (March 7, 2011). "NC 208" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 7, 2011.
  2. ^ State Highway System of North Carolina (PDF) (Map). Cartography by NCDOT. North Carolina Department of Transportation. 1922. Retrieved May 7, 2015.
  3. ^ State Highway System of North Carolina (PDF) (Map). Cartography by NCDOT. North Carolina Department of Transportation. 1930. Retrieved May 7, 2015.

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