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8/25/2019 3:07:00 AM
New North Carolina Map Now Available

Wayne Howard
Staff Writer

They used to say 'if you can figure out how to fold a map, you don't need one!'  Back in the good old days every car's dashboard glove compartment (did anybody ever really put gloves there?) had a map or two.

Now we use GPS, often built into our vehicles or on our phones and if we actually want a printed map, we look one up on a computer and print it out.

You can, of course, get a copy of the latest NCDOT map of North Carolina roadways at welcome centers, rest areas and NCDOT offices across the state.

Many chambers of commerce keep state and local maps on hand to share with new residents and visitors, but if you want one, you can also get a copy of the latest NCDOT state map free in the mail...and for those Lincoln Herald readers in other states or countries, you can get one, too!

The map is funded and produced by the Department of Transportation and distributed by VisitNC, a unit of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina.  

The cover of the new map features North Carolina’s seasonal scenery, including the canopy of trees at the top of Cataloochee Ranch Mountain in the fall and waves crashing on the beach near Surf City.

The new map can be ordered online at or by calling 1-800-847-4862 (VISIT NC). As mentioned, maps are also available at welcome centers, rest areas and NCDOT offices across the state.

First published in 1916 and updated biennially, the state map is NCDOT’s most popular publication, with 1.25 million copies in this year’s initial printing.

North Carolina has one of the largest highway systems in the nation and the new map details the more than 106,975 miles of public roads that span the state. That includes nearly 80,000 miles of state-maintained roads.

A full-size PDF of the map is also available online.

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