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N.C. 119 
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Photo: NC 119 entering Virginia (Dave Filpus)
NC 119
N.C. 119  44 miles
The Road: Begins at NC 54 near Swepsonville (Alamance County) and ends the Virginia state line above Semora (Caswell County). The route continues a few miles to US 58-360 Delila, VA.
Towns and Attractions: Alamance Co: Mebane
Caswell Co: Hyco Lake
History: NC 119 appeared in late 1940 as a reumbering of NC 103. Initially it ran only from NC 54 to NC 49.
About 1954, NC 119 was extended north to Virginia as new primary routing. At least one Rand McN map (1956) erroneous had NC 119 run with NC 49 west to NC 62 then use Pleasant Union Rd northeast. However, the 1955 Esso map clearly shows NC 119 running due north from 49 like it does now. Official Maps imply but are not explicit that the direct routing was there from the beginning.
1930 Official
NC 103 in place
1941-42 Official
NC 103 becomes NC 119
1958 Official
NC 119 extended to Virginia

The first NC 119 was born about 1932 as new routing, running from US 70/NC 10 Black Mountain north to Montreat.
In 1935, NC 119 was extended south to US 64 (now Old US 64) heading towards Bat Cave.
In 1937, NC 119 was renumbered as part of NC 9. Note that NC 119 used Black Mountain Ave and Sutton St to Broadway in the I-40/US 70 area.
1932 Texaco
NC 119 appears
1936 Official
NC 119 extended to US 64
1938 General Drafting
NC 119 becomes part of NC 9
Comment: NC 119 is a route I've driven most of, in the 1990s, and remember not a thing of interest.

Last Update: 14 August 2009

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