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Title Plott Balsams - Waterrock Knob
Date July 1959
Description A view of Waterrock Knob in the Plott Balsams. Photo taken by Garrett T. Smathers in July 1959. Card incorrectly states location as Milepost 43.
Commentary Waterrock Knob is the highest peak in the Plott Balsam Range with an elevation of 6,292 feet (1,918 meters).
Location Location Name: Waterrock Knob
Parkway Milepost: 451.0
Latitude: 35.4642681
Longitude: -83.1376431
Creator Individual Garrett T. Smathers
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Jackson County (N.C.)
Plott Balsam Mountains (N.C.)
Waterrock Knob (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway