05/25/10 106 W, 1 I - + 7 - 5 Ride Along a Runway


Here's something fun from Google Maps street view. Enter Industrial Drive, North Wilkesboro. That road is the runway of the original Wilkes County Airport, which built about 1962 or 1963. It was depicted in aeronautical charts as having a 3,600-foot, hard-surface runway, which was later lengthened to 4,250 feet. The airport was closed between 1987 and 1990, and replaced by a newer, larger county airport to the northeast. The runway remains intact, along with what looks like at least one hangar building. It's used a road to access Rivers Edge Park. Source: Abandoned  Little-Known Airfields: North Carolina: Charlotte area.
 







  
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