Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

About this Image

Title Up Stream Face of Dam
Date October 26, 1939
Description Bluff Park Dam site, near milepost 238.6 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Image taken from the National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway Headquarters and taken by Edward H. Abbeuhl, October 26, 1939. 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. In order to prevent pooling of water on the Blue Ridge Parkway, designers often needed to alter the current landscapes with dams.
Location Location Name: Milepost 238
Parkway Milepost: 238.0
Latitude: 36.422705
Longitude: -81.138681
Creator Individual Edward H. Abbuehl
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Bluff Park (N.C.)
Bodies of water
Doughton Park (N.C.)
The Bluffs (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway