Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Elk Mountain Parking Overlook
Date 1953
Description Photograph shows an automobile and the view from the Elk Mountain Parking Overlook near Milepost 274.3 in section 2E of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by Sam P. Weems in 1953.
Location Location Name: Milepost 274
Parkway Milepost: 274.0
Latitude: 36.237551
Longitude: -81.484191
Creator Individual Sam P. Weems
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Automobile parking
Elk Mountain (N.C.)
Scenic overlooks
Watauga County (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway