North Carolina Highway 208
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.
|Maintained by NCDOT|
|Length||9.1 mi (14.6 km)|
|South end||US 25 / US 70 in Hurricane|
|North end||SR 70 at the Tennessee state line|
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. The entire highway is within the confines of the Pisgah National Forest.
The entire route is in Madison County.
|Hurricane||0.0||0.0||US 25 / US 70 – Hot Springs, Marshall, Asheville|
|Belva||3.5||5.6||NC 212 east – White Rock||Western terminus of NC 212|
|||9.1||14.6||SR 70 north – Greeneville||Tennessee state line|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- Google (March 7, 2011). "NC 208" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 7, 2011.
- State Highway System of North Carolina (PDF) (Map). Cartography by NCDOT. North Carolina Department of Transportation. 1922. Retrieved May 7, 2015.
- State Highway System of North Carolina (PDF) (Map). Cartography by NCDOT. North Carolina Department of Transportation. 1930. Retrieved May 7, 2015.