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N.C. 251 
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Photo: NC 251 from US 25-70 (Jimmy Storey)
NC 251
N.C. 251  19 miles
The Road: Begins at I-26/US 19-23-70 Asheville (Buncombe County) and ends at US 25-70 near Marshall (Madison County)
Towns and Attractions: Buncombe Co: Asheville, UNC-Asheville, Woodfin
Madison Co: None
History: NC 251 was born around 1981. It initially began at US 19-23-70 very near I-240 and ran along the French Broad River to end at US 25-70 northeast of Marshall. This was a renumbering of a piece of NC 191, but mostly a renumbering of US 25-70.
In 1991 or 1992, NC 251's southern end was moved to the Broadway exit as it is now, leaving behind secondary Riverside Dr.

1979-80 Official
US 25-70 hugging the French Broad
1982-83 Official
NC 251 moves in
1990-91 Official
NC 251 ends at I-240 area
1993-94 Official
NC 251 ends at Broadway

Comment: NC 251 follows the French Broad River very closely for nearly all its length.
Just across the freeway from NC 251's southern end is the lovely Asheville Botanical Garden.

Last Update: 25 March 2009

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