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N.C. 128 
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Photo: NC 128 as seen from the observation tower on Mt. Mitchell (Adam Prince)
NC 128
N.C. 128  5 miles
The Road: Begins at the Blue Ridge Pkwy and ends at Mount Mitchell State Park, all within Yancey County
Towns and Attractions: Yancey Co: Blue Ridge Pkwy, Mt. Mitchell State Park
History: The earliest map I have showing NC 128 explicitly is the 1947 General Drafting. The 1936 County Atlas shows a toll road used to run from today's NC 197 Murchison to Mt. Mitchell including NC 128's location.

1936 Yancey County
Mt Mitchell Toll Rds
1947 Gen Draft
NC 128 appears

The first NC 128 was short-lived. It was an original state highway running from NC 12 (now NC 125-903) Scotland Neck northeast to NC 305 Rich Square.
In late 1922 NC 128 was renumbered as part of NC 125. Today it is part of US 258.
NC 128 appeared explicitly on the 1922 Pocket RMcN and the 1922 Auto Trails Map.

1922 Auto Trails
NC 128 Scotland Neck to Rich Square
1924 Blue Book
NC 125 replaces NC 128

Comment: NC 128 not only does not cross any primary routes, it does not cross any secondary ones either.
NC 128 has a single shield leaving the parkway and is not posted anywhere else.
NC 128 reaches an elevation of at least 6400 ft.

Last Update: 26 November 2009

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