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Photo: NC 285 followed NC 116's first mile or so (Mark Clifton)
NC 285
N.C. 285  dead
Formerly:


NC 285: An original state highway, running from VA 10 (current US 23-74) Dillsboro, south on Webster St, US 23-441 across the river, then SR 1360 Old Franklin Rd, then NC 116 west to US 23-441. NC 285 followed US 23-441 except it used a few "Old US 23 loops" down to Gay, then used SR 1308 Gay Rd, then more of US 23-441. NC 285 used SR 1305 and likely SR 1331 Brendle Rd. NC 285 used US 441 Business into Franklin and ended at NC 28.
NC 285 replaced NC 286 below Franklin about 1927, following today's US 441 Business and US 23-441 except it used the long "Old US 23" below Union and the other "Old US 23" loops near Georgia.
In 1930, US 23 was assigned to the entirety of NC 285.
Around 1938, NC 286 was renumbered as part of NC 28. It is unclear if NC 286's north end was moved to the current NC 28 jct with US 19-74 or if NC 28 was assigned first.
In late 1934, NC 285 was dropped from US 23.

1924 Official
NC 285 original route
1933 Official
NC 285 replaces NC 286 below Franklin
1938 Official
US 23 replaces NC 285


Last Update: 1 November 2008

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