Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Traffic signs as existing Dec 1949
Title Note Looking south toward the intersection from a point on the Pky
Date December 8, 1949
Description The image shows road signs placed around an intersection between the Blue Ridge Parkway and VA Route 8. At a traffic island toward the right of the image, where a road splits into two directions, a sign shows an arrow pointing right that is labeled "Floyd 6 [miles]" and an arrow pointing left labeled "Stuart 18 [miles]." On another corner of the traffic island there is a stop sign and a post with other direction arrows pointing to different destinations that are not legible. Several other signs appear around the intersection, but their contents are not visible. A wooden fence runs along the right side of the photograph, and trees and mountains appear in the background. Image taken by Albert S. Burns on December 8, 1949. Image taken at milepost 165.1 of the Blue Ridge Parkway, at the intersection of the parkway with VA Route 8, near Tuggle Gap in Floyd County, Va.
Location Location Name: Milepost 165
Parkway Milepost: 165.0
Latitude: 36.915351
Longitude: -80.208014
Creator Individual Albert S. Burns
Tags Floyd County (Va.)
Intersections (roads)
Signs and signboards
Tuggle Gap (Va.)
View of road
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway