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Near Woolwine in Patrick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Buffalo Mountain

 
 
Buffalo Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 15, 2019
1. Buffalo Mountain Marker
Inscription.  Rising to 3,972 feet, Buffalo Mountain is an old and familiar landmark to local residents. Mothers would tell their children that they could go anywhere in a day as long as they could see "the buffalo." The great hump towers a thousand feet above the surrounding terrain. Other rock formations suggest the lowered head and vertical slabs make up the neck.

Buffalo Mountain can be seen at numerous intervals for 30 miles south along the parkway. Privately owned, the mountain was mined for lead for more than 50 years.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Landmarks. In addition, it is included in the Blue Ridge Parkway series list.
 
Location. 36° 49.381′ N, 80° 20.513′ W. Marker is near Woolwine, Virginia, in Patrick County. Marker is on Blue Ridge Parkway (at milepost 168), 2.8 miles south of Parkway Lane South (Virginia Route 8), on the left when traveling south. Marker is located at The Saddle Overlook
Buffalo Mountain Marker (<i>wide view • Blue Ridge Parkway & Buffalo Mountain in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 15, 2019
2. Buffalo Mountain Marker (wide view • Blue Ridge Parkway & Buffalo Mountain in background)
on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woolwine VA 24185, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rock Castle Gorge (approx. 0.8 miles away); America's Rural Landscape (approx. 0.9 miles away); You Buy 'Em, We'll Fly 'Em! (approx. 6 miles away); Former Site of an African-American School (approx. 6.1 miles away); Albert Tappe Howard’s Milk House (approx. 6.1 miles away); Rural Life In Appalachia (approx. 6.2 miles away); Floyd (approx. 6.2 miles away); Floyd County Civil War Memorial (approx. 6.2 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 30, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 100 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 30, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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