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Asheboro in Randolph County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Plank Road

 
 
Plank Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 9, 2010
1. Plank Road Marker
Inscription.  This street is the route of the Fayetteville-to-Salem plank road, a toll road 129 miles long, built 1849-54.
 
Erected 1948 by North Carolina Archives and Highway Departments. (Marker Number K-27.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 35° 41.218′ N, 79° 48.989′ W. Marker is in Asheboro, North Carolina, in Randolph County. Marker is at the intersection of South Fayetteville Street (Alternate U.S. 220) and Altantic Ave/County Club Drive, on the right when traveling south on South Fayetteville Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Asheboro NC 27205, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jonathan Worth (approx. 1.4 miles away); Trading Path (approx. 7.7 miles away); Life Along the Deep River (approx. 7.7 miles away); Andrew Hunter Bridge
Wide view of the Plank Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 9, 2010
2. Wide view of the Plank Road Marker
Look northward toward downtown Asheboro along the route of the Plank Road (now US-220 Alt/Fayetteville Street)
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(approx. 7.8 miles away); 307 East Main Street (approx. 8.3 miles away); Naomi Wise (approx. 9 miles away); Historic Building (approx. 9 miles away); Randleman Veterans Memorial (approx. 9 miles away).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study the marker shown.
 
Also see . . .  North Carolina History Project : Fayetteville and Western Plank Road. (Submitted on June 5, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Modern day view of Plank Road image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 9, 2010
3. Modern day view of Plank Road
Looking southward down US-220 Alt/Fayetteville Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 5, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 860 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 5, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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