Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Overlook
Title Note Looking Glass Rock
Date July 9, 1953
Description View towards Looking Glass Rock from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken in Section 2U; Station 581.
Commentary Looking Glass Rock is a pluton monolith in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina. Named for the way its granite face reflects the sunshine, it rises from the valley floor to an elevation of almost 4000 ft. From the top of Looking Glass Rock, panoramic views can be seen of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Location Location Name: Milepost 417
Parkway Milepost: 417.0
Latitude: 35.32227
Longitude: -82.82815
Creator Individual E.G. Middleton
Tags Appalachian Mountains
Looking Glass Rock (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives