Directions

Becky Gray

Spruce Pine, NC is one hour from Asheville, one hour and 15 minutes from Johnson City, 2 hours from Charlotte, 30 minutes from Marion, three hours from Knoxville.

From Asheville: Take I-26 North past Mars Hill. Take exit #9 towards Burnsville, staying on NC 19. This road will become NC 19E (DO NOT get on 19W). Continue through Burnsville to Spruce Pine. Turn left on Highland Ave. and follow the Spruce Pine Potters Market signs from there.

From the Piedmont and Eastern North Carolina: Take I-40 west to Marion, Exit #86. Follow Rte. 226 North around Marion, up the mountain, and under the Blue Ridge Parkway. After several miles, you will pass a shopping strip on the right, then crest a steep hill. Immediately after the Spruce Pine Memorial Cemetery, turn right on Summit Ave. Follow the Spruce Pine Potters Market signs from there.

From North Via I-95: Turn south on I-85 at Petersburg, VA to Greensboro, then follow directions from Eastern NC (above).

From North Via I-81: Exit onto I-26 east and go through Johnson City, TN. Continue on to Exit #32 (Unicoi Road). At the exit, turn left, then right at stop sign to Unicoi. Go .7 mile, then turn left onto TN 107, which becomes NC 226 when you cross the state line. Follow 226 through Buladean, Red Hill, Loafer’s Glory and into Bakersville. Turn right at the flashing light to stay on 226. Continue on 226 for about 10 miles to Spruce Pine and turn left onto 226/19E. At the 2nd light turn left onto Highland Ave. Follow the Spruce Pine Potters Market signs from there.

From the Deep South, the Midwest, the Southwest, etc.: Find your way to Asheville, NC and then follow directions listed above.