Roads

Roads
Appian Way
by Powell, William S. The Appian Way of North Carolina was a plank road built by the Fayetteville and Western Plank Road Company that extended 129 miles from Fayetteville to Bethania. Completed to Salem in 1853, it [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Automobile stuck in the mud
by . An automobile stuck on a muddy road in 1909. The sign on the car reads U.S. Office Public Roads and American Highway Assn [Assistance]. As you can see in the photo, roads were not paved in rural [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Automobile up a tree
by . Automobile Up a Tree. Wilson, North Carolina According to the photographer, this automobile was parked in a tree as a warning to [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Boys Road Patrol
by Jones, H. G. The Boys Road Patrol was chartered by the General Assembly in 1915 under the aegis of J. Hampton Rich "to look after the maintenance of the stretch of road indigenous to each member of the patrol, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Buncombe County Turnpike: GIS map
by . The Buncombe Turnpike through North Carolina’s mountains was built between 1824 and 1828 along the Drovers’ Road, so called, because drovers used the road to lead herds of animals (droves) to market. [...] (from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.)
Buncombe Turnpike
by Hill, Michael. Buncombe Turnpike by Michael Hill, 2006 See also: Turnpikes; Roads The Buncombe [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bus and commercial building on main road between Nha Trang and Dalat
by Freeman, Margery. Bus and commercial building on main road between Nha Trang and DalatA bus and a commercial building can be seen on the main road between Nha Trang and Dalat. A coconut palm grows over the one-story [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Covered Bridges
by Thompson, Harry L. In the low, flat, marshy eastern region of North Carolina, mill dams at water-powered mill ponds became bridges facilitating travel across these wet areas. Traveling through these mill houses was [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Drawbridges
by Thompson, Harry L. Drawbridges were built in North Carolina prior to the American Revolution for the purpose of crossing large rivers. At that time, ferries enabled colonial travelers and tourists to traverse deep [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Elevated view of hairpin turn in a mountain road near Nha Trang
by Freeman, Margery. Elevated view of hairpin turn in a mountain road near Nha TrangThis elevated view shows a sharp, hairpin turn in a mountain road near Nha Trang. Driving in the highlands of Southeast Asia can be both [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Estatoe Path
by Moore, David G. Estatoe Path was a long-established Indian trail that linked the eighteenth-century Cherokee Lower Towns of northwestern South Carolina and northeastern Georgia with the French Broad River Valley in [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Express Lanes and Country Roads: North Carolina 1920-2001
by Anderson, Jean B. By Elizabeth A. Fenn, Peter H. Wood, Harry L. Watson, Thomas H. Clayton, Sydney Nathans, Thomas C. Parramore, and Jean B. Anderson; Maps by Mark Anderson Moore. Edited by Joe A. Mobley. [...] (from The Way We Lived in North Carolina, NC Office of Archives and History and UNC Press.)
Farm-to-Market Roads
by Ireland, Robert E. Farm-to-Market Roads by Robert E. Ireland, 2006 See also: Good Roads Campaign One of the key [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Freight Rates
by Tiemann, Thomas K. Freight rates in North Carolina, as in most American states, were regulated from the late nineteenth century until the 1970s. In 1890 the Farmers' Alliance elected many members of the N.C. General [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Good Roads Campaign
by Williams, Wiley J., Ireland, Robert E. The Good Roads Campaign to improve North Carolina's roads and highways was first launched in Asheville in 1899 by the Buncombe County Good Roads Association, ultimately leading to the state earning [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Great Philadelphia Wagon Road
by Hartley, Michael O., Hartley, Martha B. Imagine that you and your friends are on a trip far from home. It is October 1753, and you are the Moravian Single Brothers—there are fifteen of you on this journey. Your group is traveling to North [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Great Wagon Road
by Marshall, R. Jackson, III. The Great Wagon Road was the most important frontier road in the state's western Piedmont during the eighteenth century. Sometimes called the "Great Philadelphia Wagon Road," it began in [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Great Wagon Road marker
by . A historical marker along the Great Philadelphia Wagon Road -- also referred to simply as the "Great Wagon Road." The plaque reads: 1753 Great Philadelphia Wagon Road The most heavily traveled in [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Highway Commission
by Ireland, Robert E. The first State Highway Commission, established by Governor Charles B. Aycock in 1901, consisted of the state geologist, the commissioner of agriculture, and a third person selected to act as [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Highways- Part 1: Introduction
by Ireland, Robert E., Southern, David, Hegyi, Laura, Compton, Stephen C. Highways by David Southern, 2006 Additional research provided by Stephen C. Compton, Laura Hegyi, and Robert E. Ireland. See also: Blue Ridge Parkway; Good Roads Campaign; Highway [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Highways- Part 2: North Carolina's Highway System Takes Shape
by Ireland, Robert E., Southern, David, Hegyi, Laura, Compton, Stephen C. Highways by David Southern, 2006 Additional research provided by Stephen C. Compton, Laura Hegyi, and Robert E. Ireland. See also: Blue Ridge Parkway; Good Roads Campaign; Highway [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Highways- Part 3: The Establishment of Federal Highways and the Interstate System
by Ireland, Robert E., Southern, David, Hegyi, Laura, Compton, Stephen C. Highways by David Southern, 2006 Additional research provided by Stephen C. Compton, Laura Hegyi, and Robert E. Ireland. See also: Blue Ridge Parkway; Good Roads Campaign; Highway [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Highways- Part 4: North Carolina's Scenic Byways
by Ireland, Robert E., Southern, David, Hegyi, Laura, Compton, Stephen C. Highways by David Southern, 2006 Additional research provided by Stephen C. Compton, Laura Hegyi, and Robert E. Ireland. See also: Blue Ridge Parkway; Good Roads Campaign; Highway [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Improvements in Transportation: Post-American Revolution to the Civil War
by Larson, John Lauritz. Improvements in Transportation: Post-American Revolution to the Civil War "East against West: The Fight over Internal Improvements" by John Lauritz Larson Reprinted with permission from [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Post Roads
by Stets, Robert J. Post roads were routes created to facilitate correspondence between America's European settlers and their home countries. The earliest record of an attempt to set up a post road in North Carolina is [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Powell Bill
by Johnston, W. Lee, Jr. The Powell Bill was the successful product of a 15-year fight by the League of Municipalities to have the state of North Carolina fund the building and maintenance of major city streets. Senate Bill [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ramsgate Road
by Powell, William S. Ramsgate Road, afterward corrupted into "Ramcat Road," was constructed by militiamen from Johnston and Wake Counties in about one week in May 1771 as a military road following an older Indian trail. [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Road lined with shoppers and market stalls between Hanoi and Hoa Binh
by Freeman, Margery. Road lined with shoppers and market stalls between Hanoi and Hoa BinhShoppers and market stalls line the side of a dusty main road between Hanoi and Hoa Binh. Most pedestrians and bicyclists wear [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Road to Nowhere
by Hegyi, Laura. The "Road to Nowhere" is the droll nickname of an unfinished six-mile stretch of highway that is the result of an unfulfilled promise by the U.S. government to a small community in Swain County. The [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Roads
by Hairr, John, Norris, David A., Ireland, Robert E., Porter, Matthew C. Roads by, David A. Norris and Robert E. Ireland, 2006 Additional research provided by John Hairr and Matthew C. Porter. See also: Appian Way, Great Wagon Road, Automobiles for K-8 [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Roadside Attractions
by Foss, Mandy. Roadside Attractions "You Can’t Miss It: Roadside Fun" by Mandy Foss Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Fall 2008. Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, NC Museum [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Share certificate from the Fayetteville and Western Plank Road
by . Share certificate from the Fayetteville and Western Plank RoadA share certificate from the Fayetteville and Western Plank Road, worth [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
State Transportation Signs
by Bishop, RoAnn. State Transportation Signs "Who Did That Sign Say?" by RoAnn Bishop Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Spring 2005. Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, NC Museum [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Three people bicycle along a dirt road near Siem Reap
by Freeman, Margery. Three people bicycle along a dirt road near Siem ReapThree people bicycle along a dirt road near Siem ReapThree people bicycle along a dirt road near Siem Reap. Two of them can be seen carrying large [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Transportation improvements in the 1920s
by Turner, Walter R. When World War I ended in 1918 and the troops came home, folks felt optimistic about the future and eager to get on with their lives. This optimism led to an extraordinary decade that brought major [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Transportation, History of
by Neal, Larry K., Jr. Today, people rarely think twice about traveling to, from, or within North Carolina— whether by car, train, or airplane. Within hours a person can travel anywhere in the United States or in the [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Turnpikes
by Mcarver, Charles H., Jr. The era of turnpikes or toll roads in nineteenth-century North Carolina spanned more than 40 years but contributed only modestly to the development of transportation in the state. With the notable [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
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