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North Carolina Highway 151

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Existed:  1963 – present
Counties:  Buncombe
Constructed  1963
North end:  US 19 / US 23 in Enka
Length  19.04 km
North Carolina Highway 151

South end:  Blue Ridge Parkway near Mt. Pisgah
County  Buncombe County, North Carolina

North Carolina Highway 151 (NC 151) is a north-south state highway located in western Buncombe County, North Carolina. NC 151 provides a direct access to the Blue Ridge Parkway from the west side of the Asheville vicinity.


Map of NC-151, Candler, NC 28715, USA

Route description

NC 151 has its southern end at the Blue Ridge Parkway near Mount Pisgah and briefly parallels the parkway for the first two miles (3.2 km) before turning west. Shortly after, NC 151 turns back north. NC 151 travels north, passing through Stony Fork then South Hominy as it turns northeast. NC 151 also passes through Glady before reaching the unincorporated community of Candler as it nears its end. At 11.83 miles (19.04 km), NC 151 reaches its northern terminus at U.S. Route 19 (US 19) and US 23 (Smokey Park Highway) in Enka.


The NC 151 designation first appeared in 1925 as a highway running from NC 15 (present-day Cabarrus Avenue) in Concord, southeast to NC 20 (present-day Charlotte Avenue) near Monroe and was later extended through Monroe with US 74/NC 20 and southeast to the South Carolina state line. However, around 1951, NC 151 was renumbered as US 601.

The current routing of NC 151 emerged in 1963 as a renumbering of the western part of NC 112.

Major intersections

The entire route is in Buncombe County.


North Carolina Highway 151 Wikipedia