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Title Stream
Title Note negative 5991, Classification No. 551.4
Date 1930s
Description Man walking with a dog by a stream in Cumberland Knob, off of milepost 217-229, section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Image taken from the National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway Headquarters.
Commentary Cumberland Knob is where construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway began in 1935. Cumberland Knob Park is 1000 acres of park and picnic areas. Cumberland Knob also features multiple trails as well as parks and streams.
Location Location Name: Cumberland Knob
Parkway Milepost: 217.5
Latitude: 36.55013
Longitude: -80.90869
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Bodies of water
Cumberland Knob (N.C.)
Cumberland Knob Recreation Area (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway