Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Ranger Residence
Date May 25, 1955
Description View of relocated ranger residence.
Commentary The Blue Ridge Parkway was the first parkway with which the National Park Service was formally involved. Although construction began in 1931 on Skyline Drive, it was not finished until 1951. National Park Service park rangers working within the Blue Ridge Parkway are charged with protecting and preserving National Park Service areas. National Park Service rangers fall under two broad categories: interpretive and law enforcement. Ranger residences around the Blue Ridge Parkway provide areas from which National Park Service rangers can administer their duties.
Location Location Name: Section 2G
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.143989
Longitude: -81.717042
Creator Individual J.D.J.
Tags Architecture
Housing (National Park Service)
National Park Service
Watauga County (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives