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Title The Bluff
Date 20th Century
Description Photograph shows a landscape with trees and hills near the Bluff in section 2C of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary Located in Alleghany County, Doughton Park is a 6000 acre area that was called the Bluffs until 1961. In 1961 the name was changed in honor of Robert Doughton, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He played a key role in the creation of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Location Location Name: Bluffs
Parkway Milepost: 239.0
Latitude: 36.40596
Longitude: -81.17425
Creator Individual Unknown
Tags Bluff Park (N.C.)
Doughton Park (N.C.)
The Bluffs (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway