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Title Chestnut Cove
Date June 1959
Description Photograph of the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 398.3 near the Chestnut Cove Parking Overlook. Taken by Jack E. Boucher in June 1959.
Commentary Chestnut Cove sits at an altitude of 3,035 feet above sea level. Chestnut trees once flourished in this area, but were nearly wiped out by a fungus blight in the 1930s.
Location Location Name: Milepost 398
Parkway Milepost: 398.0
Latitude: 35.462672
Longitude: -82.633147
Creator Individual Jack E. Boucher
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Buncombe County (N.C.)
Chestnut Cove (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway