End of US highway 401[II]
Photo credits: David
|Approx. time period||North terminus||South terminus|
|1933-1934||Raleigh, NC||Walterboro, SC|
There was a "US 401" among the original 1926 routes: it was entirely in Virginia, running between South Hill and South Boston, along what is now US 58. That designation was decommissioned in 1932; you can read about its endpoints on this page.
US 401[II] lasted for two years at the most - it shows up on maps from 1933 and 1934, but that's it. The north end was in Raleigh NC. I'm told it came in on Dawson Street, ending at Edenton Street (which presumably carried US 70):
Google Maps Street View, 2008
US 401[II] was something of a precursor to the southern segment of US 15, and its south terminus was in Walterboro SC. However, the endpoint wasn't exactly where the south end of US 15 is today - see my US 15 page for more info and photos.
In 1957, the US 401 designation was resurrected for the third time, and the highway still exists today. Much of it runs along what used to be US 401[II]. You can read about the endpoints of US 401[III] here.