Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Landscape at Sections 2A and 2B
Date April 12, 1937
Description Photograph looks across valley at right side, showing end of section 2A and beginning of section 2B of the Blue Ridge Parkway, with farm buildings and land in the foreground.
Commentary Section 2A runs from the NC/VA state line to US 21, and travels for 12.695 miles through Alleghany County. Construction of this section began on 9/11/35 and was opened to the public on 9/21/39. Section 2B runs 7.461 miles from US 21 to Air Bellows Gap. Construction on section 2B began 12/06/35 and was opened on 12/30/37.
Location Location Name: Junction of 2A/2B
Parkway Milepost: 229.5
Latitude: 36.447658
Longitude: -81.025678
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Access roads
Farm buildings and land
Intersections (roads)
View of road
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives