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Title #5 Devils Courthouse
Date September 1955
Description View from the Devil's Courthouse Overlook. Trees and rock face can be seen in the distance. Photo taken by Robert E. Howe in September 1955, Section 2V, Milepost 422.4.
Commentary Folk tales claim that the devil holds court in a cave within the mountain, hence its name.
Location Location Name: Devil's Courthouse
Parkway Milepost: 422.4
Latitude: 35.305138
Longitude: -82.899645
Creator Individual Robert E. Howe
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Devil's Courthouse (N.C.)
Scenic overlooks
Transylvania County (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway