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North Carolina United States #70 Highway Guide

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Community of Old Fort, North Carolina
Community of Old Fort, North Carolina
US Highway 70 overlaps with I-40. Access to Old Fort off of Exit #73. Services, gas, diesel - off highway. Access to Mountain Gateway Museum. Other Old Fort Attractions: Mountain Music in Old Fort, NC - Old Fort Oktoberfest - Old Fort Pioneer Day - Old Fort Railroad Museum.
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View from highway
Travelling West on US Highway 70.
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Entering Pisgah National Forest
Eastern boundary. Pisgah National Forest features some of the most beautiful and rugged mountain scenery, and the best recreational opportunities in eastern North America. The Pisgah National Forest is a large forest that covers much of the north and central western mountains of NC.
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8.1
Leaving Pisgah National Forest
Western boundary.
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Point of Interest
Eastern Continental Divide - Elevation 2786 feet.
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View from highway
Welcome to Buncombe County, North Carolina. Buncombe County has changed in form
Welcome to Buncombe County, North Carolina. Buncombe County has changed in form since its inception, but it was always within the folds of the Appalachian mountains, judged to be the oldest in the world. Named after a Revolutionary War figure, Colonel Edward Buncombe, the county was formed from parts of Burke and Rutherford counties in 1791.
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Exit #66
Community of Ridgecrest, North Carolina.
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Exit #65
Community of Black Mountain, North Carolina. Access to Black Mountain Center. Access to Highway #9 to Montreat, North Carolina, North of highway, and to Bat Cave, North Carolina, South of highway. I-40 leaves Highway #70 at this point.
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20.3
Community of Swannanoa, North Carolina
Access to campground. Services, gas, diesel - off highway. Access to Warren Wilson College.
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28.3
Community of Oteen, North Carolina

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Exit #7 - City of Asheville, North Carolina
Eastern limits. Overlap of I-40 begins, as well as I-240 and Alternate 74. South to communities of Reynolds, NC and Chimney Rock Village. Access to future I-26, South to Hendersonville, NC and the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. Carl Sandburg, nationally renowned poet, biographer, lecturer, newspaper columnist, folksinger, author of American fairytales, and winner of two Pulitzer Prizes. -- Attractions in and around Asheville; Asheville Art Museum - Asheville Urban Trail - Buncombe County Civil War Memorial - Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site - Colburn Earth Science Museum - Historic Downtown Asheville - Mineral & Lapidary Museum - Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site - Estes-Winn Auto Museum.
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Exit #5A - Merrimon Avenue
Junction of Highway #25. North to Beaver Lake, NC and Asheville, NC Community College.
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Haywood Road

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Exit #4A
Overlap of Highways #19 and 23 begin at this point. I-240 overlap discontinues.
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Broadway Road
Access to University of North Carolina at Asheville, North Carolina.
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44.5
Junction of Highway #25
Highway #70 overlaps #25 at this point. - For highway travel north or south, via US #25 see Milebymile.com Road Map Highway Travel Guide US # 25 NC/SC state line to North Carolina / Tennessee state line, for driving directions.

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Town of Woodfin, North Carolina
Junction of US#19 Business Route.
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Exit #21 to Vance Birthplace, National Historic Site
Tucked in the Reems Creek Valley, is a pioneer homestead, where Civil War officer, governor of North Carolina, and then U.S. Senator Zebulon Baird Vance was born. The 5-room log house (reconstructed around its original chimneys) as well as its outbuildings are furnished to interpret the period from 1795 to 1840.
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Exit 19B - Moticello Road
Access to community of Weaverville, North Carolina. Access to lodging. Services, gas, diesel - off highway. Access to Hot Springs.
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Exit #19A
The next thirteen miles do not have much in the way of businesses on them, it is however part of the road that is designated 'scenic byway' and it definitely deserves that distinction. Highways #23 and 19 leave Highway 70 at this point. Continue North to communities of Mars, North Carolina, Hill, North Carolina and Faust, North Carolina.
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View from highway
Access to future East I-26. Access to Highway #70 East, #25 South.
Access to future East I-26. Access to Highway #70 East, #25 South.
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Services at highway
Gas, diesel - East side of highway. Access to campground West of highway.
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View from highway
Travelling East on highway.
Travelling East on highway.
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View from highway
Travelling East on highway.
Travelling East on highway.
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Madison County Line
Welcome to Madison County. In 1783 the newly formed Government of the United States of America opened the land west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Most of the land was granted to veterans of the Revolutionary War.
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Junction of Highway 251
West side of highway. Access to Alexander, North Carolina, Woodfin, North Carolina.
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Services from highway
Gas, diesel - West side of highway.
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Services at highway
Gas, diesel - West side of highway.
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Junction 213 East to Mars Hill, North Carolina
In Mars Hill, stop in at the Rural Life Museum on the Mars Hill College Campus or take in a play at the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre.
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Community of Marshall, North Carolina
Services, gas, diesel at highway - West side of highway. In Marshall, the county seat, walk down historic Main Street or go to the Depot for traditional music and dancing on Friday nights. You'll want to attend the annual Lunsford Music Festival, held the first weekend of October and named for Bascom Lamar Lunsford, the father of folk music who was born right here in Madison.
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Access to downtown Marshall, North Carolina
Business area - South side of highway.
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Roadside turnout
Paved, no services - North side of highway.
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Indian Gap Road
North side of highway.
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Community of Walnut, North Carolina
Services at highway - North side.
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Services at highway
Gas - North side of highway.
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Services off highway
Gas only - North side of highway.
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Nantahala Outdoor Center
This company has seven different locations in Western North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia. This starting point is the French Broad River location.
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Welcome to community of Walnut, North Carolina.
Welcome to community of Walnut, North Carolina.
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Point of Information
Point of Information
At this point, highway is also called North Carolina Scenic Byway.
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USA Raft
USA is a rafting company that has several locations in West Virginia, Tennessee, and Western North Carolina.
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View from highway
Access to Andrew Johnson National Historic Site. Andrew Johnson National Histori
Access to Andrew Johnson National Historic Site. Andrew Johnson National Historic Site honors the life and work of the nation's 17th President and preserves his two homes, tailor shop, and grave site. Photo is view from highway of junction of Highway 208.
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View from highway
Crossing Laurel River, North Carolina.
Crossing Laurel River, North Carolina.
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Highway #70 turns left here.
Turn left to stay on Highway #70.
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Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina - Photo Pisgah National Forest highway sign
Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina - Photo Pisgah National Forest highway sign
Access to Roan Mountain and Mill Ridge in the Pisgah National Forest.
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Appalachian Trail
The Appalachian Trail crosses here. The Appalachian Trail is a continuous marked footpath that goes from Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in Georgia, a distance of about 2160 miles.
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View from highway
Travelling West on Hwy 70.
Travelling West on Hwy 70.
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Access to National Forest Information.

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French Broad River, North Carolina
A beautiful river great for rafting and relaxing. The French Broad River flows for 210 miles through western North Carolina northward into Tennessee. It merges with the Holston River outside of Knoxville and becomes the famous Tennessee River. Along its course are the Pigeon and Nolichucky Rivers, two sizable tributaries.
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View from highway
Driving west.
Driving west.
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View from highway
Business area of Hot Springs, North Carolina.
Business area of Hot Springs, North Carolina.
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View from highway - Photo - Hot Springs, Welcome Highway sign
View from highway -  Photo  -  Hot Springs, Welcome Highway  sign
Welcome to Hot Springs, North Carolina. Access to campgrounds, Pisgah Forest Ranger Station. Hikers can explore some of the scenic stretches of the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail. Rafters can shoot the rapids on the French Broad River. Mountain bikers can wind along wooded paths to open meadows with commanding views of the surrounding peaks.
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Junction of Highway #209
South to communities of Spring Creek, NC, Trust, NC, Luck, North Carolina. South access to campground.
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Look Out Loop
Scenic overlook.
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View from highway
View from highway driving North.
View from highway driving North.
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Tennessee / North Carolina State Line
Tennessee / North Carolina State Line
Services fuel at highway.
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Cocke County
Cocke County
'Established 1797, named in honor of SENATOR WILLIAM COCKE.' ' An officer of the Revolutionary Army.'
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Start / Finish of highway travel guide. - S&e
Start / Finish of highway travel guide. - S&e
Historical monument erected for Robert E. Lee by friends and family, 1928.

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