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Photo: NC 58 ending at Fort Macon (Adam Prince)
|N.C. 58 182 miles|
|The Road:||Begins at US 158-A Warrenton (Warren County) and ends at Fort Macon State Park, Atlantic Beach (Carteret County).||Towns and Attractions:||Warren Co.: Warrenton
Franklin Co.: None
Nash Co.: Nashville
Wilson Co.: Wilson, Stantonsburg
Greene Co.: Snow Hill
Lenoir Co.: Kinston
Jones Co.: Trenton, Pollocksville, Maysville
Carteret Co.: Cape Carteret, Emerald Isle, Atlantic Beach, Fort Macon State Park
NC 58 is an original state highway. Initially it ran from NC 50 (now US 158-A) Warrenton south to NC 56 near Castalia.
The 1924 and 1925 Officials show NC 58 extended south replacing part of NC 56 to end at NC 90 (current US 64 Business) Nashville.
The 1926 and 1929 Officials show Castalia to Nashville as NC 56 again.
Finally in 1930, NC 58 was shown Castalia to Nashville and extended further south as new primary routing to end at NC 91 (now US 264-A) Bailey.
In 1932 NC 58 was rerouted south of Nashville to instead go to Wilson as new primary routing. The old route to Bailey became secondary and some became part of NC 581 #1 - today this is Old Bailey Hwy, a small piece of NC 97, Liles Rd and a small piece of NC 581.
Also in 1932, NC 58 was sent with US 264/NC 91 east, then replaced NC 98 #1 southeast to NC 102 (current US 13) near Snow Hill.
Between 1945-49, NC 58 was rerouted through central Wilson by using Bynum St, Vance St and Pender St to connect back up with Nash St.
About 1955, NC 58 was extended southeast over a new Snow Hill bypass to end at US 258.
In 1958, NC 58 was extended south as upgraded secondary routing to Kinston where it followed US 70 around Kinston.
Also at this time NC 58 replaced NC 12 from Kinston to US 17 Pollocksville.
NC 58 then followed US 17 to Maysville and was extended southeast as upgraded secondary routing to end at NC 24 Cape Carteret.
In 1970, NC 58 was moved to its current routing from Snow Hill to Kinston, replacing some of NC 91 (US 258 had moved over to NC 58's initial routing in 1962).
In 1971, NC 58 was placed on the NC 42 bypass around Wilson, using US 301 to get back to the US 264 duplex. Most of the route through Wilson remained US 264 Business but is now all secondary.
In 1979, NC 58 was extended southeast across the Bogue Sound and east to its current end at Fort Macon.
NC 58 is blown off by I-95 but does get mentioned from Exit 132.
NC 58 can be used as a back door route from Kinston to Morehead City. Brian LeBlanc points out that NC 58 is signed at Kinston explicitly for Emerald Isle, so this is the preferred way to get to the western part of Bogue Banks.
Adam Prince profiles Fort Macon State Park here.