Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title View Looking South on Parkway
Date 1940
Description Image shows an open view of a paved section of the Blue Ridge Parkway, with the road entering on the left side and curving around to disappear behind trees toward the right side of the photograph. Leaves from an overhanging tree branch appear at the top edge of the photograph. To the right side of the road there is an open, grass-covered field in the foreground and dense trees in the background. To the left side of the road are grass-covered fields with scattered trees in the foreground, and the Blue Ridge Mountains appear in the distance. A possible farmhouse, along with fields and wooded areas sectioned by fences, appear in the distance toward the left side of the photograph. Image taken near milepost 153, section 1Q, station 950, and "FR-15 or FR-16" of the Blue Ridge Parkway, in Floyd County, Va. Image taken by J.E.V. in 1940.
Location Location Name: Milepost 153
Parkway Milepost: 153.0
Latitude: 36.94791
Longitude: -80.177174
Creator Individual J.E.V.
Tags Blue Ridge Mountains
Farm buildings and land
Floyd County (Va.)
View of road
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway