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Title Wildcat Rocks overlook view on top where flagging is proposed
Date July 20, 1939
Description Photograph shows view from overlook at Wildcat Rocks where flagging had been proposed; located at mile post 241.1 in Bluff Park (now Doughton Park) in section 2C of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary Overlooks are found all over the Blue Ridge Parkway. They provide travelers with a place to pull off of the road and enjoy the scenery the mountains provide. This particular overlook is found at the Bluff or Doughton Park which contains nearly fifty five hundred acres of land. Before it was Doughton Park, there used to be many poor farmers that lived in the area. Though they had agreed to sell their land in 1935, they remained unpaid for it into 1937; because they had agreed to sell the land, they had also agreed not to till the soil, so they were unable to have any sort of income until they were paid. Aside from its rough beginnings, Doughton Park has remained one of the most popular areas to visit on the Parkway.
Location Location Name: Wildcat Rocks Overlook
Parkway Milepost: 238.6
Latitude: 36.430292
Longitude: -81.175177
Creator Individual A.S. Burns
Tags Blue Ridge Parkway--Planning
Bluff Park (N.C.)
Doughton Park (N.C.)
Scenic overlooks
Wildcat Rocks (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway