Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Jones Knob-Waterrock in distance
Date July 27, 1938
Description A view of Jones Knob, with Waterrock Knob in the distance. Photo taken by "EHA" (Edward H. Abbuehl) on July 27, 1938, in Section 2X, near Balsam Gap, Milepost 443.1.
Commentary Jones Knob was renamed Mt. Lyn Lowry in 1965. A 60 foot cross now stands at the summit of the peak as a memorial to the leukemia victim.
Location Location Name: Waterrock Knob
Parkway Milepost: 451.0
Latitude: 35.4642681
Longitude: -83.1376431
Creator Individual Edward H. Abbuehl
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Balsam Gap (N.C.)
Plott Balsam Mountains (N.C.)
Waterrock Knob (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway