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Photo: This is US 19 Business at NC 191 in West Asheville (Adam Prince)
US 19 Bus
U.S. 19 Business  4 active segments
The Roads:

The 1st US 19 Business was born in 1960 as a renumbering of US 19-A. It used Haywood Ave through W. Asheville, then Clingman Ave to Patton Ave which was then-US 19.

1958 Official
US 19-A through W Asheville
1960 Official
US 19-A becomes US 19 Bus

The 1961 Official Map suggests US 19 Business was extended over Patton into downtown Asheville to replace mainline US 19 which had been moved onto the East-West Expressway. This would place 19 Business on one-way splits: NB used Patton to Market north to Woodfin west to Broadway north. SB used Broadway south to College west to Patton.
In 1962, US 19 Business was rerouted to follow Hanover St (now I-240) north from Haywood back to mainline US 19. The old route into Asheville proper became SR 3548.

1961 Official
US 19 Bus (mislabeled as 19-A) extended into downtown Asheville?
1963 Gen Draft
US 19 Bus rerouted to Hanover St

The 2nd US 19 Business was born about 1966 when US 19 was placed on a new bypass west of Weaverville.
US 19 Business uses Weaverville Rd; Merrimon Ave; Main St through town and follows the route of original NC 29.
Maps show this as also US 23 BUsiness but it is posted in the field only as US 19 Bus.

1963 Official
US 19 through Weaverville
1968 Official
US 19 Bus through Weaverville

The 3rd US 19 Business appeared about 1979 as a renumbering of mainline US 19-129 which was placed on a new bypass to the west.
US 19 Business uses Main St through town which is the original route of NC 10.
The 4th US 19 Business appeared about 1980 as a renumbering of US 19-129 which was placed on a bypass to the east.
US 19 Business uses Hiawassee St; Valley River Ave; Wilson St; E. hill Rd; Andrews Rd. This was the original routing of NC 10.
Official maps also show this as US 129 Business for a while, but the '82 Cherokee County map does not.

1978-79 Official
US 19-129 through Murphy and Andrews
1979-80 Official
US 19 Business through Andrews
1980 Official
US 19 Business through Murphy

Last Update: 20 June 2009

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