Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Comfort Station and Trail Shelter, Picnic Area #3
Title Note negative 10,088
Date 1940
Description People walking towards comfort station and trail shelter at picnic area at The Bluffs, section 2C off of Blue Ridge Parkway. Image taken from the National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway Headquarters and taken by "JEV" in 1940.
Commentary Bluff Park is now Doughton Park (formerly known as the Bluffs) was named after Congressman Robert L. Doughton because of his long time support for the Blue Ridge Parkway. Doughton Park includes meadows, pioneer cabins, and a diverse amount of wildlife as well as picnic areas to entertain tourists.
Location Location Name: Bluffs
Parkway Milepost: 239.0
Latitude: 36.40596
Longitude: -81.17425
Creator Individual J.E.V.
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Bluff Park (N.C.)
Comfort stations
Doughton Park (N.C.)
Picnic grounds
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway