Laurel Springs in Alleghany County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Robert L. Doughton
Erected 1987 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number M-34.)
Location. 36° 24.747′ N, 81° 15.828′ W. Marker is in Laurel Springs, North Carolina, in Alleghany County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 18 and State Highway 88, on the right when traveling south on State Highway 18. Touch for map. It is across from the post office. Marker is in this post office area: Laurel Springs NC 28644, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ore Knob Mine (approx. 3.8 miles away); Robert Lee Doughton (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Brinegar Family (approx. 6.6 miles away); Making Linsey-Woolsey (approx. 6.6 miles away); Brinegar Cabin (approx. 6.6 miles away); A Mountain Home (approx. 6.6 miles away); Tillers of the Land - Then and Now (approx. 8 miles away); Rufus A. Doughton (approx. 10.2 miles away).
More about this marker. Marker is in Alleghany County but his home 0.2 miles away is in Ashe County.
Regarding Robert L. Doughton.
Also see . . . Wikipedia Entry. Robert Lee "Bob" Doughton (November 7, 1863 – October 1, 1954), of Alleghany County, North Carolina, sometimes known as "Farmer Bob," was a member of the United States House of Representatives from North Carolina for 42 consecutive years (1911–1953). A Democrat originally from Laurel Springs, North Carolina, he was the Dean of the United States House of Representatives for his last few months in Congress. He is the longest-serving member ever of the United States House of Representatives from the state of North Carolina. ...
Doughton was for 18 years (1933–1947 and 1949–1953) the Chairman of the powerful U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means, and as such he co-sponsored, held hearings on, and oversaw the passage of the Social Security Act in 1935. Doughton was also instrumental in the creation of the Blue Ridge Parkway, America's most-traveled scenic highway. The largest park and recreational area on the parkway is named in his honor. Doughton is also known for introducing the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937, which effectively served as a federal ban on marijuana prohibition in the United States in lieu of federal authority to directly regulate medicines or drugs. (Submitted on June 23, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 87 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 23, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.