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Title Alligator Rock
Title Note Hugh Morton
Date 1940s
Description Most likely view of cars driving near the Alligator Back overlook, near Doughton Park, off of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Image taken from the National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway Headquarters and taken by Hugh Morton.
Commentary The Bluffs is currently known as Doughton Park. Alligator Back overlook currently has a map of the Doughton Park Trail System where the trails vary in lengths and difficulties. Originally known as the Bluffs, Doughton Park was named after Congressman Robert L. Doughton, a long-time advocate and supporter of the parkway.
Location Location Name: Alligator Back
Parkway Milepost: 242.0
Latitude: 36.4184627
Longitude: -81.1853662
Creator Individual Hugh Morton
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Alligator Back (N.C.)
Automobile parking
Doughton Park (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway