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Title View of table rock formation in valley to the east of parkway
Date October 22, 1936
Description Photograph shows a table rock formation in a valley of Cumberland Knob Park to the east of mile post 217.5 in section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by A. S. Burns on October 22, 1936.
Commentary Cumberland Knob is located just south of the Virginia State Line and was the first recreational places built for the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was opened in 1937. The Park Service wanted to include full service recreational areas which included gas stations, restaurants, etc at the site. The National Park Service was able to purchase the land through Resettlement Administration funds. Abbott was a big proponent of including these recreational places.
Location Location Name: Cumberland Knob
Parkway Milepost: 217.5
Latitude: 36.55013
Longitude: -80.90869
Creator Individual A.S. Burns
Tags Cumberland Knob (N.C.)
Cumberland Knob Recreation Area (N.C.)
Recreational areas
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway