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Title Cumberland Knob Guard Wall
Date November 18, 1940
Description Photograph shows a stone guard wall alongside the road near Cumberland Knob at mile post 217 in section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by Edward H. Abbuehl on November 18, 1940.
Commentary Cumberland Knob, located near the Virginia state border, is where construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway started in 1935. In 1937 it became the first recreational area open to the public.
Location Location Name: Milepost 217
Parkway Milepost: 217.0
Latitude: 36.560486
Longitude: -80.911688
Creator Individual Edward H. Abbuehl
Tags Cumberland Knob (N.C.)
Cumberland Knob Recreation Area (N.C.)
Guard walls
Stone carving
View of road
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway