ROAD REMNANT (ROAD TO CROSS CREEK)

ROAD REMNANT (ROAD TO CROSS CREEK)

street: ,
Hillsborough
North Carolina
Cross street: 
Built in
1740-1768
/ Modified in
1780-1790
,
1910-1913
,
1962-1964
Construction type: 

 

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  • Sun, 06/25/2023 - 11:50am by SteveR

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street: ,
Hillsborough
North Carolina
Cross street: 
Built in
1740-1768
/ Modified in
1780-1790
,
1910-1913
,
1962-1964
Object Type: 
Object Subtype: 
Construction type: 

 

This road bed remnant likely dates to the colonial period, and was used at least into the late 1800s.
 
It is depicted on the 1768 Sauthier map of Hillsborough, as part of the Road to Cross Creek/Fayetteville. It later was (also) the road to Chapel Hill/UNC.
 
It was not part of the Central Highway/Highway 10, as that crossed modern Highway 86/South Churton Street and connected to Highway 70 Business about 300 feet futher south. the roadbed was further impacted by the construction of the bridge approach in the early 1960s.
 
It is currently a property line, and is mentioned on plat 100:156. Part of the road cut can be seen from Highway 86/South Churton Street on the west side.
 
1768 Sauthier map excerpt; approximate site location circled in red
 
View east, from Exchange Park Lane, June 13, 2023 (photo by Steve R)
 
View west, June 13, 2023 (photo by Steve R)
 
View north east, with Highway 86/South Churton Street in background, June 13, 2023 (photo by Steve R)

 

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