North Carolina State Rotue 294 is a east-west highway in the western portion of the state. This route runs completly in the Nantanala National Forest. NC St Rt 294 passes through the following town in Cherokee County. Suit NC St Rt 294 is not multi-plexed in Cherokee County. NC St Rt 294 intersects the following highways in Cherokee County. Tennessee State Route 123, at the Tennessee/North Carolina State Line. U.S. Rt. 64, near Ranger. U.S. Rt. 74, near Ranger.