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N.C. 216 
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Photo: NC 216 leaving the state line (Adam Prince)
NC 216
N.C. 216  15 miles
The Road: Begins at NC 274 near Cherryville (Gaston County) and ends at the South Carolina line near Grover (Cleveland County). The route continues a short distance as SC 216 to Kings Mtn National Battlefield.
Towns and Attractions: Gaston Co: None
Cleveland Co: Kings Mountain
History: NC 216 appeared in 1930 as new routing, running only from US 29/NC 205 down to the SC line. It is not on the 1930 Official but is on the 1930 Cleveland County map.
About 1956, NC 216 was extended north with US 29 a short distance, then replaced US 29 into Kings Mountain. Additionally, NC 216 was extended north as upgraded secondary routing to its current end at NC 274.
1930 Cleveland County
NC 216 appears
1957 Official
NC 216 extended to NC 274
Comment: NC 216 runs along the Cleveland-Gaston line for several miles north of Kings Mountain.

Last Update: 1 August 2009

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