The Highways of North Carolina
N.C. 343 
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Photo: NC 343 ends at the community of Old Trap (Alex Nitzman)
NC 343's southern End
N.C. 343  26 miles
The Road: Begins at US 17 South Mills and ends at the village of Old Trap, all within Camden County.
Towns and Attractions: Camden Co: South Mills, Camden
History: NC 343 was born by 1930 as new primary routing. It began at its parent NC 34 in Camden, and proceeded south to Shiloh before ending at Old Trap.
In 1932, NC 343 was extended as new routing to US 17 South Mills.
In the mid-80s, when US 17 Business was created in South Mills, NC 343 was extended north along it to meet with the new US 17 Bypass.
1930 Official
NC 343 original routing
1933 Official
NC 343 extended to South Mills

Comment: NC 343 runs along the east edge of the Pasquotank River swamps.
NC 343 can be a useful back way to go from I-64 (via US 17) to US 158 heading for the Outer Banks.

Last Update: 18 June 2007

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