Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Drinking fountain in picnic area #3
Date 1940
Description Photograph shows a stone drinking fountain in picnic area #3 in Bluff Park (now Doughton Park) near mile post 240 in section 2C of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by J. E. V. in 1940.
Commentary Although originally named Bluff Park, the park was renamed later for "Farmer Bob" Doughton, the "Father of the Blue Ridge Parkway". Robert Doughton lived from 1863 to 1954. He was a powerful United States Congressman from Alleghany County and served from 1911 to 1919.
Location Location Name: Doughton Park
Parkway Milepost: 241.0
Latitude: 36.40596
Longitude: -81.17425
Creator Individual J.E.V.
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Bluff Park (N.C.)
Doughton Park (N.C.)
Drinking fountains
Picnic grounds
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway