Walnut Cove in Stokes County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Rock of Ages
Hanging Rock State Park
Weathering and erosion have given the ridge its distinctive shape. As the softer rocks crode away from underneath the quartzite cap, large rocks of quartzite fall to the base …as the geologic processes continue.
The Hanging Rock we view today is approximately 2150 feet above sea level with the rock outcrop itself rising 175 feet from the base where large quartzite boulders are found.
Erected by North Carolina State Parks.
Location. 36° 23.664′ N, 80° 15.936′ W. Marker is in Walnut Cove, North Carolina, in Stokes County. Marker can be reached from Hanging Rock Park Road 2 miles south of Moores Spring Road (County Route 1001), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mountains Away From The Mountains (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hanging Rock's High Flyers (about 400 feet away); Summertime and Life Goes On (about 400 feet away); Lewis David von Schweinitz (approx. 2½ miles away); Moody Tavern (approx. 3½ miles away); Stokes County Troops C.S.A (approx. 3½ miles away); Stokes County World War I Monument (approx. 3½ miles away); Stoneman’s Raid (approx. 3½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walnut Cove.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 246 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 3, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.