Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Bluff Park Culvert Grassy Gap Road
Title Note at Grassy Gap Road
Date January 5, 1936
Description Bluff Park culvert (or drain) on Grassy Gap Road, near milepost 240 of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Image taken from the National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway Headquarters and taken by RGH, January 5, 1936. Bluff Park is now known as Doughton Park.
Commentary Originally known as the Bluffs, Doughton Park was named after Congressman Robert L. Doughton, a long-time advocate and supporter of the parkway.
Location Location Name: Milepost 240
Parkway Milepost: 240.0
Latitude: 36.433205
Longitude: -81.163663
Creator Individual Robert G. Hall
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Bluff Park (N.C.)
Grassy Gap (N.C.)
Stone carving
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway