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N.C. 731 
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N.C. 731  23 miles
The Road: Begins at US 52 Norwood (Stanly County) and ends at US 220 ALT/NC 211 Candor (Montgomery County).
Towns and Attractions: Stanly Co:Pembroke, Pembroke State Univ, Lumberton
Montgomery Co: Mt. Gilead, Candor
History: NC 731 was created about 1936, running from US 220 well south of Candor west through Mt. Gilead and ending at the community of Hydro along High Falls Lake.
In 1947 or 1948, NC 731's eastern end was moved much closer to Candor where it meets US 220-A today. This left behind SR 1524 Cemetery Rd.
In 1975 or 1976, NC 731 was rerouted west of Mt. Gilead over new construction across the Pee Dee and over to US 52. The old route to Hydro became SR 1188.
1936 Official
NC 731 initial routing
1953 Official
NC 731 rerouted on eastern end
1976-77 Official
NC 731 extended to US 52

NC 731 was extended on US 220-A north to the NC 211 intersection, but it is unknown when that occurred. The 1982 Montgomery County main map does not indicate if it was that way then or not.

NC 731 gets mentioned from the I-73/74, US 220 freeway at both the south end of US 220-A and also at the NC 211 interchange.

Last Update: 24 August 2007

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