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Title Directional sign for nearby towns
Date December 19, 1956
Description Image of a sign on the side of the Blue Ridge Parkway advertising a turn ahead. The turn is for U.S. Route 52, which leads to Hillsville (8 miles away) and Mount Airy (14 miles away). The image also shows the road and the surrounding trees. Image was taken near milepost 199, near Fancy Gap, by Earl W. Estes, Jr. on December 19, 1956.

The sign reads: TURN AHEAD / HILLSVILLE 8 / POPULATION 656   ELEVATION 2570 / MOUNT AIRY 14 / POPULATION 7192   ELEVATION 1100
Location Location Name: Milepost 199
Parkway Milepost: 199.0
Latitude: 36.668224
Longitude: -80.685249
Creator Individual Earl W. Estes, Jr.
Tags Carroll County (Va.)
Fancy Gap (Va.)
Photographs
Signs and signboards
View of road
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway