North Carolina Highway 71

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North Carolina Highway 71

Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length27.1 mi[1] (43.6 km)
Major junctions
South end
US 74 Bus. / NC 130 in Maxton
Major intersections US 74 in Maxton
North end US 301 near Parkton
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountiesRobeson, Scotland
Highway system
US 70 NC 72

North Carolina Highway 71 (NC 71) is a state highway that serves the communities of Maxton, Red Springs, Shannon, Lumber Bridge, and Parkton. Most of the highway travels through Robeson County but a short portion of it passes through Scotland County.

Route description

The southern terminus of the route is U.S. Route 74 Business (US 74 Bus.)[3] and Martin Luther King Drive in central Maxton. This point is also the western terminus of NC 130 from there the route follows North Patterson St to the US 74 / Future Interstate 74 interchange (exit 191 on US 74). Shortly after leaving town, the route has a brief incursion into Scotland County, it returns to Robeson County by crossing the Lumber River. After passing through the community of Wakulla, the route has a brief concurrency with NC 211 in the town of Red Springs. After the split from NC 211, NC 71 continues northeast to Shannon. To the north the highway serves Lumber Bridge, where it intersects NC 20, and Parkton. The northern terminus of the route is US 301, just outside Parkton.[1]


The route was created in 1928 running from Maxton to Red Springs. In 1930 the route was extended, receiving a southern terminus in Rowland, and its current northern terminus with present-day US 301. The southern terminus of the route was again extended in 1931 reaching modern-day NC 41 just south of Fairmont. In the 1940s, NC 71 south of Maxton was resigned as NC 130, receiving its current routing.[2]

Major intersections


US 74 Bus. (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive) / NC 130 east (South Patterson Street)
Western terminus of NC 130

US 74 to I-74 – Lumberton, Laurinburg
Exit 191 (US 74)
ScotlandNo major intersections
RobesonRed Springs12.119.5
NC 211 south (Main Street) / 3rd Avenue
Southern end of NC 211 concurrency
NC 211 north – Raeford
Northern end of NC 211 concurrency
Lumber Bridge20.633.2 NC 20 (Main Street) – Raeford, St. Pauls
27.143.6 US 301 / Everett Road – Lumberton, Fayetteville
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c Google (February 15, 2016). "North Carolina Highway 71" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 15, 2016.
  2. ^ a b " N.C. 71". Archived from the original on September 21, 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-04.
  3. ^ "NC State Highway 71 Ends". Archived from the original on July 12, 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-04.

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