U.S. 129 zigzags across Cherokee and Graham Counties in western North Carolina. The route can be divided in two portions, with the stretch between Georgia and Topton running concurrent with portions of U.S. 19, U.S. 64 and U.S. 74. Northwest from Topton, U.S. 129 navigates along a series of switchbacks and hairpin curves, known as The Tail of the Dragon, to Santeetlah Lake and Tapoco at the Tennessee state line.

U.S. 129 North Carolina Highway Guides

See U.S. 74 West - Swain, Macon, Cherokee Counties for three photos with U.S. 129 south and U.S. 64 West - Clay & Cherokee Counties for two photos with U.S. 129 south.


U.S. 129 north
U.S. 129 northbound reassurance marker posted as the highway leaves its overlap with U.S. 19 & 74 at Topton. The U.S. highway crosses the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad at-grade before turning right at SR-1395. U.S. 129 enters the southeastern tip of Graham County en route to Robbinsville ten miles to the west. Photo taken 09/12/04.
U.S. 129 south
Shield assembly at the U.S. 129 southbound merge onto U.S. 19 & 74 at Topton. U.S. 129 turns southwesterly with U.S. 19 south & 74 west seven miles to Andrew and 25 miles to Murphy. U.S. 129 remains cosigned with U.S. 19 to the Georgia state line. Photo taken 09/12/04.
U.S. 19 & 129 south
U.S. 19 & 129 lead 3.8 miles southeast from U.S. 64 & 74 at Murphy to the Georgia state line. Blairsville (U.S. 76 and Georgia 515) is a 15-mile drive. Atlanta is shown as 126 miles away via U.S. 19 south via Dahlonega. Photo taken 07/09/10.
Entering Union County, Georgia, U.S. 19 & 129 reach Ivylog in two miles as the pair travel by Nottely Lake. Photo taken 07/09/10.



Photo Credits:

    09/12/04 by Carter Buchanan. 07/09/10 by AARoads and Carter Buchanan.

Connect with:
U.S. 19
U.S. 64
U.S. 74

Page Updated 01-29-2013.