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Near Sparta in Alleghany County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Stone Mountain

 
 
Stone Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, October 4, 2019
1. Stone Mountain Marker
Inscription.  The massive gray rock before you is Stone Mountain, formed about 350 million years ago from intense heat and pressure deep within the earth. Centuries of erosion uncovered the rock and sculptured it into the curious shape it is today.

At one time, the hard, granite surface of Stone Mountain attracted the attention of miners. The rock proved to be too difficult to mine and Stone Mountain was eventually donated to the state of North Carolina. Today it is protected as a state park.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Blue Ridge Parkway marker series.
 
Location. 36° 26.007′ N, 81° 3.91′ W. Marker is near Sparta, North Carolina, in Alleghany County. Marker is on Blue Ridge Parkway (at milepost 232.5), 3 miles west of U.S. 21, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located at the Blue Ridge Parkway's Stone Mountain Overlook. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sparta NC 28675, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tillers of the Land - Then and Now
Marker detail: Stone Mountain has attracted the curiosity of visitors for generations image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Stone Mountain has attracted the curiosity of visitors for generations
(approx. 3.2 miles away); A Mountain Home (approx. 4.6 miles away); Brinegar Cabin (approx. 4.6 miles away); Making Linsey-Woolsey (approx. 4.6 miles away); The Brinegar Family (approx. 4.6 miles away); Rufus A. Doughton (approx. 5.9 miles away); Robert Lee Doughton (approx. 6.1 miles away); Fox Hunters Paradise (approx. 11.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sparta.
 
Also see . . .  Stone Mountain State Park History. Long before becoming a state park, Stone Mountain was settled by families of English, German, Irish, French and Scotch-Irish descent who built the log homes, farms, mills, churches and schools needed for self-sufficient communities. (Submitted on October 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational Areas
 
Marker detail: Giant “train tracks” of erosion scar the granite face of Stone Mountain image. Click for full size.
3. Marker detail: Giant “train tracks” of erosion scar the granite face of Stone Mountain
Stone Mountain Marker • <i>wide view<br>(Stone Mountain visible in distant background)</i> image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, October 4, 2019
4. Stone Mountain Marker • wide view
(Stone Mountain visible in distant background)
Stone Mountain (<i>view from near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, October 4, 2019
5. Stone Mountain (view from near marker)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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