The Highways of North Carolina
N.C. 15 
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Photo: Old NC 15's junction with current NC 153 (Adam Prince)
NC 153 east end
N.C. 15  dead
NC 15: An original state highway, running from NC 20-27 Trade St in Charlotte northeast out Tryon to Newell, Harrisburg, and Concord. NC 15 then headed to Kannapolis and Landis before ending at its parent NC 10-80 (current Innis St) Salisbury.
In 1927, US 170 was assigned to the entirety of NC 15.
In 1929 or 1930, NC 15 was extended southwest from Charlotte as new primary routing to meet the older SC 163 heading for York, SC.
In 1934, NC 15 was dropped from the US 170 routing. Because a US 15 was also established in North Carolina at that time, the solo NC 15 segment became part of the new NC 49.

1924 Official
NC 15 initial routing
1930 Official
NC 15 extended to SC
1936 Official
NC 15 replaced by US 29 and NC 49

Today NC 15 is approximated by today's NC 49 from the SC Line to Harrisburg (except used Old Concord Hwy through Newell); Old Charlotte Rd through W. Concord; Cabarrus Ave into Concord; N. Church St to North Concord; old US 29-A through Kannapolis, Landis, and China Grove; US 29 to Salisbury.

Last Update: 2 September 2007

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