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Title Sharp Top
Date 1952
Description This image shows the summit of Sharp Top Mountain, near Peaks of Otter and milepost 86 in section 1K of the Blue Ridge Parkway. People are shown on a walkway around the large boulders at the top of the peak. A mountain view is barely visible in the distance. This photograph was taken in 1952 by Abbie Rowe.

An interpretive sign in the foreground reads: SHARP TOP MOUNTAIN / ELEVATION 3875 / SHARP TOP, FAMOUS OBSERVATION POINT, WAS / ONCE THOUGHT TO BE VIRGINIA'S HIGHEST PEAK. / FROM IT CAME THE VIRGINIA STONE IN THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT WHICH IS INSCRIBED / "FROM OTTER'S SUMMIT, VIRGINIA'S LOFTIEST / PEAK, TO CROWN A MONUMENT TO VIRGINIA'S NOBLEST SON." / U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
Location Location Name: Sharp Top Mountain (Va.)
Parkway Milepost: 85.9
Latitude: 37.433333
Longitude: -79.604722
Creator Individual Abbie Rowe
Tags Bedford County (Va.)
Boulders
Mountain
People
Photographs
Rocks
Sharp Top Mountain (Va.)
Signs and signboards
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway