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Photo: NC 91 ending at US 264 (Adam Prince)
|N.C. 91 11 miles|
|The Road:||Begins at US 13-258/NC 903 near Snow Hill and ends at US 264 near Walstonburg, all within Greene County.||Towns and Attractions:||
Greene Co: Walstonburg
NC 91 was born 1947 as new routing, running from US 258/NC 102 Snow Hill to US 264 (now 264-A) Walstonburg.
In 1961, NC 91 was extended south with US 258 into Snow Hill, then southeast to Kinston (replacing US 258) where it ended at US 70 Bus/US 258 Bus/NC 11 Bus (Vernon at Queen)
In 1970, NC 91 south was truncated back to its 1948 ending. Snow Hill to Kinston became part of a rerouted NC 58.
In 1975, NC 91 was extended south through Snow Hill again, this time replacing Greene SR 1002 and Lenoir SR 1002 to end at US 70 La Grange.
In 1977, NC 91 south was truncated back to its ending again. Snow Hill to Kinston became part of an extended NC 903.
Between 1985-87, Officials started showing NC 91 north extended along US 264 west to end at NC 58 near Wilson. Around 1988, US 264 was removed from this extension and placed on new freeway.
In 2001 or 2002, NC 91 was removed from Wilson to Walstonburg, replaced by US 264-A. Instead, NC 91 is shown to extend north to NC 222. I'm not convinced that 91 went to 222 instead of a map error.
Officials from 2003 forward show NC 91 truncated to the US 264 freeway.
The first NC 91 was an original state highway, running from NC 90 (now NC 97) Lizard Lick then headed south on Marshburn Rd to Wendell, then along Morpheus Bridge Rd and Earpsboro Rd, then Taylors Mill Rd to Middlesex. NC 91 used Old Middlesex Rd to Bailey, then US 264-A to Wilson. In Wilson NC 91 used Raleigh Rd and Hines Rd, then picks up today's US 264-A through Saratoga towards Farmville.
NC 91 picked up NC 121 to Farmville, then used Moye-Turnage Rd southeast to US 13-264A. NC 91 followed US 13 to Greenville, then used Dickinson Ave and 10th St through town. NC 91 then used NC 33 east to Chocowinity (except it used Grimes Farm Rd east of Grimesland). NC 91 followed US 17 north to Washington (old alignment was a little west at Wichards Beach Rd to bridge). NC 91 then used NC 32 east past Market St, then cut northeast to US 264.
NC 91 followed Old Bath Hwy, then US 264 east to Pantego and used Old Belhaven Rd and 264 Business through Belhaven. NC 91 continued on US 264 to Swan Quarter except it used the Scranton loop. NC 91 entered Swan Quarter via NC 45 and ended in town.
NC 91 Zebulon to Swan Quarter
In 1930 NC 91 was extended east as new primary routing to Englehard, using NC 94 east of Swan Quarter and US 264 for the rest.
NC 91 extended to Englehard
NC 91's current route has had a chaotic history with its southern yo-yoing through Snow Hill.
Original NC 91 was 206 miles long.