U.S. 19 travels in a southwest to northeast orientation through the Appalachian Mountains in western North Carolina, also connecting with the city of Asheville. The route generally is cosigned with others. Overlaps include U.S. 129 north from Georgia to Topton, U.S. 64 between Ranger and Murphy, U.S. 74 from Ranger to Bryson City and again by Lake Junaluska, U.S. 276 between Dellwood and Lake Junaluska, U.S. 441 briefly through Cherokee, U.S. 23 between Clyde and Asheville, and I-26 north from Asheville to Madison County.

U.S. 19 splits into Eastern and Western branches from Bald Creek, North Carolina to Bluff City, Tennessee.

U.S. 19 North Carolina Guides

U.S. 19 splits into U.S. 19E north (east) to Spruce Pine and U.S. 19W north to Ramseytown and Sioux outside Bald Creek in Yancey County. Both routes travel 77 miles to Hillcrest, Tennessee. 06/17/05
U.S. 19E South
U.S. 19E continues southeast from the western terminus of NC 194 at Ingalls. Hanging Rock Road stems west from the following intersection to Gouges Creek Road in Mitchell County; Gouges Creek Road returns to U.S. 19E east of Spruce Pine. 06/17/05
U.S. 19E widens to four lanes as it enters the Spruce Pine area. Bypassing the town center to the south, U.S. 19E merges with NC 226 for a three quarter mile overlap. Spruce Pine is the largest community along U.S. 19E in North Carolina. 06/17/05
Descending toward the intersection with U.S. 19W north and Possum Trot Road south on U.S. 19E south. U.S. 19E/19W combine into U.S. 19 from this point southward to Palmetto, Florida. 06/17/05
U.S. 19W winds northward 13 miles to Ramseytown and 16 miles to Sioux on the 19-mile drive to the Tennessee state line. The western branch of U.S. 19 merges with U.S. 23 and Interstate 26 at Ernestville. 06/17/05
U.S. 19W North
The first northbound shield for U.S. 19W posted after the split with U.S. 19E near Bald Creek. U.S. 19W arcs 0.4 miles to its original beginning at Old U.S. 19E. 06/17/05
U.S. 19W South
Approaching the southern terminus of U.S. 19W at U.S. 19 south and U.S. 19E north. U.S. 19 travels 10.8 miles west to combine with I-26/U.S. 23 southward into Asheville. U.S. 19E heads east seven miles to the Yancey County seat of Burnsville. 06/17/05
U.S. 19W ends at U.S. 19 south, U.S. 19E north and Possum Trot Road south. Like U.S. 19W, U.S. 19E also travels 77 miles on its northward course to Hillcrest, Tennessee. The eastern branch of U.S. 19 loops to Spruce Pine and Elizabethton, Tennessee. 06/17/05
U.S. 19 South
U.S. 19 southbound at its split from Alarka Road and merge with U.S. 74 at the west end of the Great Smoky Mountain Expressway. U.S. 19 joins U.S. 74 for 46 miles between Bryson City and Ranger in southwest Cherokee County. 09/12/04
U.S. 19 Business - Andrews
U.S. 19 Business (Main Street) northbound after U.S. 19-74-129 west of Andrews. The business route travels 2.9 miles altogether through the heart of town. 09/12/04
Three sets of signals line Main Street in Downtown Andrews at Chestnut Street, Locust Street, and SR 1388. 09/12/04
U.S. 19-74-129 shield assembly posted on Main Street eastbound near the terminus of U.S. 19 Business. U.S. 19-74-129 travel seven miles east to Topton where U.S. 129 parts ways. 09/12/04
U.S. 19 scenes
NC 194 concludes at U.S. 19E at Ingalls. NC 194 (Three Mile Highway) meanders 4.2 miles eastward, linking U.S. 19E with U.S. 221 near Blue Ridge Parkway. U.S. 221 and 19E do not meet otherwise. 06/17/05

Photo Credits:

    09/12/04 by Carter Buchanan. 06/17/05 by AARoads.

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Interstate 26
U.S. 23

Page Updated 01-29-2013.

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