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Near Linville in Avery County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Stephen Tyng Mather

July 4, 1867 - Jan 22, 1930

 
 
Stephen Tyng Mather Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 14, 2019
1. Stephen Tyng Mather Marker
Inscription.  He laid the foundation of the National Park Service, defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good that he has done.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Stephen Tyng Mather 🏞️ series list.
 
Location. 36° 5.4′ N, 81° 48.869′ W. Marker is near Linville, North Carolina, in Avery County. Marker can be reached from Blue Ridge Parkway (at milepost 304.4), one mile north of Blowing Rock Highway (U.S. 221), on the right when traveling north. Marker is located at the Linn Cove Visitor Center, in the plaza and garden on the south side of the building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Linville NC 28646, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Linn Cove Viaduct (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Andre Michaux (approx. 1.8 miles away); Asa Gray (approx. 1.8 miles away); A Woman of War
Stephen Tyng Mather Marker (<i>wide view • looking south from Linn Cove Visitor Center</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 14, 2019
2. Stephen Tyng Mather Marker (wide view • looking south from Linn Cove Visitor Center)
(approx. 4˝ miles away); Banner Elk (approx. 5.6 miles away); Julian Price Memorial Park (approx. 5.7 miles away); Old Lake Bed (approx. 6 miles away); Shepherd M. Dugger (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Linville.
 
Linn Cove Visitor Center (<i>marker is located in plaza/garden behind the vistor center</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 14, 2019
3. Linn Cove Visitor Center (marker is located in plaza/garden behind the vistor center)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 105 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 23, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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