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Title View from Cumberland Knob
Date August 1936
Description Photograph shows the scenic view from Cumberland Knob near mile post 217 in section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by A. S. Burns in August 1936.
Commentary Cumberland Knob, located near the Virginia state border, is where construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway started in 1935. In 1937 it became the first recreational area open to the public.
Location Location Name: Cumberland Knob
Parkway Milepost: 217.5
Latitude: 36.55013
Longitude: -80.90869
Creator Individual A.S. Burns
Tags Cumberland Knob (N.C.)
Cumberland Knob Recreation Area (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway