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Title Robert Lee Doughton Memorial Marker
Title Note At Wildcat Rocks
Date 20th Century
Description This marker, dedicated to Robert Lee Doughton, highlights his part in the construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Photo taken in Doughton Park at Wildcat Rocks P.O. (Milepost) 241.1. Photographer and date unknown.
Commentary Being that Doughton Park is named after Robert Doughton, it is not particularly surprising that there is a memorial marker dedicated to him. Doughton, a congressman who offered unwavering support for the parkway's development, also donated substantial tracts of land in the Doughton Park area. Doughton was one who believed that the parkway represented progress for the county as a whole.
Location Location Name: Doughton Park
Parkway Milepost: 241.0
Latitude: 36.40596
Longitude: -81.17425
Creator Individual Unknown
Tags Doughton Park (N.C.)
Signs and signboards
Wildcat Rocks (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway