Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Roadside Sign
Title Note Road Sign
Date 1969
Description Photograph of sign at Pilot Ridge overlook, where visitors can view Pilot Mountain. Sign states that Pilot Mountain (elevation 2700 feet) is 25 miles to the south. 13 miles southwest is Mt. Airy, North Carolina, and the world's largest surface granite quarry. Taken by Robert G. Bruce in 1969, Bluffs District, Milepost 301.8.
Commentary Pilot Mountain itself is not visible in the photo due to fog.
Location Location Name: Pilot Ridge
Parkway Milepost: 301.8
Latitude: 36.0990176
Longitude: -81.7753865
Creator Individual Robert G. Bruce
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Avery County (N.C.)
Pilot Mountain (N.C.)
Pilot Ridge (N.C.)
Scenic overlooks
Signs and signboards
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway