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Blowing Rock in Watauga County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Julian Price Memorial Park

 
 
Julian Price Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 14, 2019
1. Julian Price Memorial Park Marker
Inscription.  The Julian Price Memorial Park, comprising 4,200 acres, is named in honor of its former owner, the late Julian Price, for many years president of the Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Company of Greensboro, N.C. The company and Mr. Price’s son and daughter, Ralph C. Price and Mrs. Joseph McKinley Bryan, cooperated in the acquisition and dedication of this property as a public recreation area for all to enjoy.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 36° 8.338′ N, 81° 43.949′ W. Marker is in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, in Watauga County. Marker is on Blue Ridge Parkway (at milepost 297), on the right when traveling north. Marker is located in a pull-out and parking lot on the south side of the parkway, overlooking Price Lake. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blowing Rock NC 28605, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elliott Daingerfield (approx. 1.1 miles away); Carriage Roads (approx. 2.3 miles away); A Prosperous Mountain Family (approx. 2.3 miles away); a
Julian Price Memorial Park Marker<br>(<i>wide view from parking lot</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 14, 2019
2. Julian Price Memorial Park Marker
(wide view from parking lot)
different marker also named Carriage Roads (approx. 2½ miles away); Stoneman's Raid (approx. 3 miles away); Daniel Boone Trail Marker (approx. 3 miles away); Watauga Hotel Cottage (approx. 3 miles away); In Memory Of Those Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blowing Rock.
 
Also see . . .  Julian Price (wikipedia). Julian Price (1867–1946) was an insurance executive who made his fortune in the first part of the twentieth century by developing the Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Company, at the time the largest corporation in North Carolina. The 4,200 acre Julian Price Memorial Park was acquired by Price in the 1930s and '40s for his own recreational use. (Submitted on May 23, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Price Lake (<i>view looking south from near the marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 14, 2019
3. Price Lake (view looking south from near the marker)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 23, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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