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Near Purlear in Wilkes County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

E. B. Jeffress Park

 
 
E. B. Jeffress Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 14, 2019
1. E. B. Jeffress Park Marker
Inscription.  600 acres of mountain, field and forest comprise this memorial to the late E. B. Jeffress. A native North Carolinian, Mr. Jeffress rose to prominence as a newspaper publisher. While chairman of the State Highway Commission, he was instrumental in routing the Blue Ridge Parkway through scenic North Carolina. Teacher – Journalist – Public Servant – the memory of E. B. Jeffress is honored here on a portion of the land he loved.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 36° 14.72′ N, 81° 27.468′ W. Marker is near Purlear, North Carolina, in Wilkes County. Marker is on Blue Ridge Parkway (at milepost 271.9), 4 miles north of U.S. 421, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located within the Cascades Overlook Parking area on the east side of the parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Purlear NC 28665, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stoneman's Raid (approx. 2.6 miles away); Mt. Jefferson (approx. 4.2 miles away); Tom Dula
E. B. Jeffress Park Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 14, 2019
2. E. B. Jeffress Park Marker (wide view)
(approx. 4.9 miles away); Asa Gray (approx. 12.2 miles away); Thomas C. Dula (approx. 12.2 miles away); a different marker also named Stoneman's Raid (approx. 12.3 miles away); Boone Homesteads (approx. 12.4 miles away); Ore Knob Mine (approx. 12 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  E. B. Jeffress Park. The park was created in 1968. It was named after E. B. Jeffress who was not only a strong supporter of the Parkway but an outspoken—and successful—advocate against making the Parkway a toll road. Jeffress served as Chairman of the North Carolina Highway Commission in 1934. (Submitted on May 23, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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E. B. Jeffress Park Scenic Overlook<br>(<i>view from near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 14, 2019
3. E. B. Jeffress Park Scenic Overlook
(view from near marker)
Cascades Trail Sign<br>(<i>the trail begins near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 14, 2019
4. Cascades Trail Sign
(the trail begins near marker)
A leisurely 30 minute round trip walk through a mixed hardwood forest to the cascades of Falls Creek. The trail returns in an evergreen maze of rhododendron and Mountain Laurel. Watch for trailside labels at features of interest.
 

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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 83 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 23, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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