Tennessee State Route 165 highway marker



Tennessee State Route 165 is Tennessee’s portion of the Cherohala Skyway in eastern Tennessee and North Carolina. (On the North Carolina side of the line, it’s NC 143.) The Cherohala Skyway winds through the gorgeous Smoky Mountains, passing through the Cherokee and Nantahala national forests, thus the name. Although the road had been planned since 1958, it was not actually finished 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, though, lends the road its natural beauty, making it a stunning drive. In fact, the Federal Highway Administration recognizes it as a National Scenic Byway. This is a distinction that only 184 roads in the country enjoy.

Our replica Tennessee State Route 165 route markers make a great memento of your time spent exploring the Cherohala Skyway. Our sign is made according to the standards that in use in the 1960s, when Tennessee first started printing their markers on square blanks. This is the version that includes the state abbreviation “TENN”, and the rounded equilateral triangle. (The same basic design is used for secondary routes like SR 165 today, although without the TENN and with a more geometrically questionable triangle.) Bring a little piece of the Smoky Mountains to your home, office, garage, or anywhere else with our faithful replica!

Our Tennessee State Route 165 sign is flat printed in the USA on heavy 14-gauge steel. It’s made with a glossy, non-reflective finish that allows it to serve you well when installed either indoors or outdoors. It also has convenient mounting holes to make installation simple and easy. Pick the size that’s right for you:

  • 12 in. × 12 in.
  • 16 in. × 16 in.
  • 24 in. × 24 in.
  • 36 in. × 36 in.

We can make just about any road sign in the world! So if you want this sign with a different number, a Tennessee primary route marker, or Interstate, US, or state route markers…or even directional or guide signs…we can help! Don’t see the sign you want on our site? Just place a custom order! Contact Jake today to get started!)

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