U.S. 176 extends 19.2 miles north into the Tar Heel State from the South Carolina state line near Tryon to Hendersonville. The rural highway takes a winding course into the Saluda Mountains, traveling through town of Saluda between Cedar Mountain and Blakes Peak. Turning north by Lake Summit, U.S. 176 meets U.S. 25 at East Flat Rock and Tennessee Valley.
U.S. 25 Business combines with U.S. 176 northward from an interchange with the U.S. 25 freeway linking with Interstate 26. The two routes overlap to N.C. 225 (Greenville Highway) in Hendersonville. U.S. 176 ends there while U.S. 25 Business (Main Street) continues north to U.S. 64 and Downtown Hendersonville.
|U.S. 176 (Main Street) north at Greenville Street in Downtown Saluda. Photo taken 09/12/04.|
|U.S. 176 enters the town of Saluda east from the Polk County line. The route spans a Norfolk Southern Railroad line before turning onto Main Street into Downtown. Photos taken 09/12/04.|
|U.S. 176 (Main Street) at Greenville Street in Saluda. Main Street parallels a Norfolk Southern Railroad line through the town center. Photo taken 09/12/04.|
09/12/04 by Carter Buchanan
Page Updated 01-30-2013.