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Title Portal Devils Courthouse
Title Note Entrance under construction
Date September 29, 1941
Description This photo shows the entrance to the Devil's Courthouse Tunnel. The road and tunnel are both incomplete. Taken by "EHA" (Edward H. Abbuehl) on September 29, 1941, Section 2V, Milepost 422.
Commentary This is a picture of the Devil's Courthouse Tunnel while it was being built. The portal has no sign of the handsome, round arches of native stone that Italian stonemasons would later construct. The tunnel is 665 feet long.
Location Location Name: Devil's Courthouse Tunnel
Parkway Milepost: 422.0
Latitude: 35.3056612
Longitude: -82.8948539
Creator Individual Edward H. Abbuehl
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Devil's Courthouse (N.C.)
Transylvania County (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway