North Carolina Highway 143 is North Carolina’s section of part of the road that comprises the Cherohala Skyway in eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina. The Cherohala Skyway winds through the magnificent Smoky Mountains and passes through the Cherokee and Nantahala national forests along the way, hence the name. Although the road had been planned since 1958, it was not actually completed until 1996, at a total cost of one hundred million dollars! This was, of course, due to the rugged terrain the highway crosses. This same terrain lends the road its natural beauty, though, making it a stunning drive. In fact, the Federal Highway Administration has designated this road as a National Scenic Byway. This distinction is one that only 184 roads in the country enjoy.
Relive your journeys along North Carolina Highway 143 with our replica of the route markers found along the way. Our sign is a faithful recreation made according to the exact state standards used for signs of this type. Every aspect of our sign is just like the original—from the precise amount of roundness of the diamond’s corners, to the size and placement of the numbers, and even the exact shape of the digits. Our replica lets you bring a little piece of the Smoky Mountains to your home, office, garage, or anywhere else with an elegant, durable display piece.
Our North Carolina Highway 143 sign is flat printed in the USA on heavy 14-gauge steel. Its glossy, non-reflective finish can easily withstand whatever life throws at it, whether you display it indoors or outdoors. So you can spruce up wherever you need a little Smoky Mountain charm. We offer this in four standard sizes, although if you need a different size, we are more than happy to accommodate your needs! Choose the size that’s right for you:
- 12 in. × 12 in.
- 16 in. × 16 in.
- 24 in. × 24 in.
- 36 in. × 36 in.
All four sizes include two convenient mounting holes (signs larger than 30 inches in either dimension will need holes in at least two of the corners). We can make route signs from every state, US route shields, Interstate markers and guide signs…signs for any occasion! Get the sign of your dreams from anywhere in the world. Contact Jake today to get started on your custom order!