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The World's Longest Plank Road

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The 1850s was the heyday for plank roads in North Carolina. Around a dozen roads were built with a total mileage of 500 miles. The longest plank road ever constructed in the world was built between Fayetteville in Cumberland County and the Moravian village of Bethania in Forsyth County. The distance was 129 miles.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 35 Issue 17, Feb 1968, p9-10, il