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What are the "main streets" names in North Carolina's cities?


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Asheville: Broadway Street and Biltmore Avenue (Yes, they're the same street - north of Pack Square it's called Broadway; south of Pack Square it's Biltmore.) It's a north-south thoroughfare that carries US 25.

Historically, Broadway used to be called Main Street. Not sure when or why it was changed.

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Back in the 1970s thru early 2000s when Fayetteville Street was a pedestrian mall, I guess Hillsborough Street temporarily had the "main street" designation. But now it's Fayetteville Street again.

Durham, Winston-Salem, High Point, Blowing Rock, Kernersville and Carrboro all have an actual Main Street.

Winston-Salem's Main Street is interesting given its history as a twin city.... South Main Street is basically what was Salem's Main while North Main Street is what was Winston's. Kinda interesting how that happened like that.

Chapel Hill has Franklin Street. Boone has King Street. Hillsborough has Churton Street.

Wilmington has Front Street...though one could make the historical argument for Water Street instead. :camera:

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Cities is a broad term I guess, but Main St in Troutman leads to Main St in Mooresville leads to Main St. in Davidson leads to Main St. in Cornelius and leads to Old Statesville Rd (which acts a "Main St.") in Huntersville. It's all route 115 alongside Lake Norman and leads to Charlotte. All five of those towns/cities take a lot of pride in Main St. culture. Oh, and although 115 bisects the center of Statesville, it is not the "Main St.", that is reserved for Front or Broad St.

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