Drowning Creek separates Moore and Richmond Counties along U.S. 1 south. The bridge spanning the creek opened in 1923. Photo taken 05/30/07.
U.S. 1 remains rural with a scattering of industrial businesses through northeastern Richmond County. Camp Mackall Military Reservation lies just to the south. Photo taken 05/30/07.
U.S. 1 enters the village of Hoffman next and travels along Main Street. This shield resides after the Bostick Road intersection on southbound at 8th Street. Photo taken 05/30/07.
A passing zone is provided southbound between Tilly Avenue and Bowen Street through Hoffman. Paralleling the highway through Hoffman is a CSX Railroad. Photo taken 05/30/07.
Caddell Road stems west from U.S. 1 (Main Street) in Hoffman to McDonald Church Road. U.S. 1 leaves Hoffman for Marston and meets McDonald Church Road east of Ledbetter. Photo taken 05/30/07.
U.S. 1 alternates between two northbound and one southbound lane and two southbound and one northbound lanes as passing zones are provided. First photo taken 05/30/07. Second photo taken 05/30/07.
Curving southwest after the intersection with Old Laurel Hill Road. Old Laurel Hill Road enters Scotland County as Marston Road, eventually leading southward to North Carolina 144 (Old Wire Road) at Laurel Hill. Photo taken 05/30/07.
Richmond County's Marston Road ties into U.S. 1 within sight distance of North Carolina Speedway. Marston Road leads south to Sneads Grove Road in Scotland County. Photo taken 05/30/07.
Nearing the split with North Carolina 177 south on U.S. 1 outside North Carolina Speedway. North Carolina 177 travels two miles to Cognac and eight miles to Dobbins Heights en route to Hamlet. Photo taken 05/30/07.
North Carolina 177 travels 18 miles between U.S. 1 near Marston and South Carolina 177 northeast of Wallace and Cheraw. Photo taken 05/30/07.
Southbound at the beginning of North Carolina 177 on U.S. 1. The state highway travels a rural path into North Hamlet. Once in Hamlet, North carolina 177 travels King and Marlboro Streets and Cheraw Road to Exit 316 of Future Interstate 74 & U.S. 74. Photo taken 05/30/07.
U.S. 11 travels westward 11 miles to Rockingham and bypasses Hamlet to reach Cheraw in 32 miles. Photo taken 05/30/07.
North Carolina Speedway, known as "The Rock" occupies the wedge between U.S. 1 and North Carolina 177. North Carolina Speedway was a part of the NASCAR circuit until 2004. Also known as "The Rock", the track hosts ARCA racing and is still used for NASCAR testing. First photo taken 05/30/07. Second photo taken 05/30/07.
Continuing south from the Speedway and nearby Rockingham Dragway, U.S. 1 intersects Cognac Road and sees this shield posted afterwards. Cognac Road travels southeast to North Carolina 177. Photo taken 05/30/07.
Fox Road constitutes another rural road linking U.S. 1 and North Carolina 177 north of Hamlet. This shield is posted after its intersection with U.S. 1. Photo taken 05/30/07.
Aforementioned McDonald Church Road (NC SSR 1475) ends at U.S. 1 near the Richmond Pines Country Club. U.S. 1 begins to gain more side streets and population as it continues west toward Rockingham. Photo taken 05/30/07.
Ledbetter Road north and Wiregrass Road south cross U.S. 1 at the first traffic light of Richmond County. Wiregrass Road provides a direct road into Hamlet while Ledbetter Road meanders northward to Ledbetter Lake. Photo taken 05/30/07.
Traveling through the settlements of Ledbetter and Philadelphia along U.S. 1 south. Photo taken 05/30/07.
U.S. 1 travels Fayetteville Road southwest from the Rockingham city line to Washington Street in downtown. Photo taken 05/30/07.
Fayetteville Road southbound at the signalized intersection with Richmond Road north and Long Drive south in Rockingham. Richmond Road ventures northeast to Roberdel and Ledbetter Road; Long Drive provides a direct route to U.S. 74 Business (East Broad Avenue) at Maplewood. Photo taken 05/30/07.
Approaching the intersection with Green Street along U.S. 1 (Fayetteville Road) southbound at Steele Street. Photo taken 05/30/07.
Green Street provides a bypass route of downtown Rockingham for interests to U.S. 74 Business (West Broad Avenue). Green Street links U.S. 1 with U.S. 220 as well. Photo taken 05/30/07.
U.S. 1 partitions into a one-way street couplet through downtown Rockingham. Southbound follows Washington Street from Fayetteville Road; northbound utilizes Franklin Street eastbound between Hancock Street and Fayetteville Road. Photo taken 05/30/07.
Washington Street westbound at Randolph Street in downtown Rockingham. Photo taken 05/30/07.
U.S. 1 south prepares to turn left onto Hancock Street south one block west of Lawrence Street. Photo taken 05/30/07.
U.S. 1 turns onto Hancock Street from Washington Street. Washington Street continues west two more blocks to a fountain and Caroline Street. Photo taken 05/30/07.
Hancock Street flows southbound only between Washington and Franklin Streets. U.S. 1 combines south of Franklin Street for its exit of downtown Rockingham. First photo taken 05/30/07. Second photo taken 05/30/07.
Exiting downtown, U.S. 1 (Hancock Street) quickly intersects U.S. 74 Business (East Broad Avenue). Photo taken 05/30/07.
U.S. 74 Business, since bypassed by U.S. 74 and Future Interstate 74, constitutes a commercialized arterial east to Hamlet. West of U.S. 220, the highway is more rural in nature as it returns to U.S. 74 near the Anson County line. Photo taken 05/30/07.
U.S. 1 continues with five lanes of its own between U.S. 74 Business to the merge with U.S. 220. Photo taken 05/30/07.
U.S. 220 bypasses downtown Rockingham to the west along an expresswaylike roadway. The highway represents the Future Interstate 73 & 74 corridor leading north to Asheboro and Randleman. Photo taken 05/30/07.
U.S. 1 south meets the northbound beginning of U.S. 220 at this at-grade intersection. U.S. 220 represents a lengthy route leading north from Rockingham to Waverly, New York, a distance of 678 miles. Photo taken 05/30/07.
Drivers curve toward the two-lane U.S. 220 end ahead of a CSX Railroad crossing. Photo taken 05/30/07.
U.S. 220's end sign is found a good distance after the merge with U.S. 1 on U.S. 1. Photo taken 05/30/07.
Departing from the merge with U.S. 220 south, U.S. 1 enters the community of East Rockingham. Photo taken 05/30/07.
Five lanes of U.S. 1 travel from East Rockingham into the partial-cloverleaf interchange with Future Interstate 74 & U.S. 74. Future Interstate 74 begins here and travels east along the Rockingham and Hamlet Bypass toward the Scotland County line. Photo taken 05/30/07.
End Future Interstate 73 & 74 corridor sign posted before the westbound on-ramp to U.S. 74. Future Interstate 73 will follow the North Carolina 38 corridor south into South Carolina from Hamlet and Future Interstate 74 & U.S. 74. Photo taken 05/30/07.
U.S. 74 continues west solo five miles to the merge with U.S. 74 Business ahead of the Pee Dee River crossing into Anson County. The highway travels 22 miles to Wadesboro, 48 miles to Monroe, and 61 miles to Interstate 485 outside Charlotte. Photo taken 05/30/07.
A loop ramp carries U.S. 1 southbound drivers onto Future Interstate 74 & U.S. 74 east for Laurinburg, Lumberton, and Wilmington. Photo taken 05/30/07.
U.S. 1 bisects two tree stands south of Old Snead Mill Road as it leaves the Rockingham area. Ten miles of relatively uninterrupted roadway carry drivers southward to the state line. Photo taken 05/30/07.
Hamer Mill Road intersects U.S. 1 just before this reassurance shield. The rural highway heads southeast to Lock Haven Road at Ellerbe Grove. Photo taken 05/30/07.
U.S. 1 merges with Old Cheraw Highway amid pastures in southern Richmond County. Old Cheraw Highway winds northward to Old River Road in East Rockingham as a predecessor to U.S. 1. Photo taken 05/30/07.
Heavily wooded frontage sets the tone for U.S. 1's departure from North Carolina into the Palmetto State. This curvy scene lies north of Everetts Lake. Photo taken 05/30/07.
The final southbound U.S. 1 sign posted within North Carolina resides ahead of the Mark's Creek bridge west of Everetts Lake. Mark's Creek flows west into the Pee Dee River. Photo taken 05/30/07.
An almost random mileage sign for Cheraw and Columbia, posted just ahead of the South Carolina state line. Cheraw, where U.S. 1 merges with U.S. 52, is another ten miles of mostly forested driving. Photo taken 05/30/07.
171 miles later, U.S. 1 departs the Tar Heel State for Marlboro County, South Carolina. Photo taken 05/30/07.