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Near Fancy Gap in Carroll County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Agricultural Scene

 
 
The Agricultural Scene Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, October 2, 2021
1. The Agricultural Scene Marker
Inscription.  
The agricultural lease program
More than 4,000 acres of Blue Ridge Parkway lands are leased to neighboring farmers who use the land for pasture and for crops such as cabbage, corn, oats and hay.

The agricultural lease program began in the 1930s, during the Parkway's early planning stages. The program's intent is to preserve traditional Appalachian farm scenes adjacent to the Parkway motor road.

Although modern technology has altered farming methods, the rural scene remains a key aspect of the Parkway experience.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Blue Ridge Parkway series list.
 
Location. 36° 37.635′ N, 80° 44.722′ W. Marker is near Fancy Gap, Virginia, in Carroll County. Marker is on Blue Ridge Parkway (at milepost 203.9), 2.2 miles north of Lambsburg Road (Virginia Route 620), on the right
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when traveling north. Marker is located at the Blue Ridge Parkway Piedmont Overlook. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fancy Gap VA 24328, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James A. Williams, Jr. (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Crooked Road (approx. 4.4 miles away); Richard Milton Strauser (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Stonemans (approx. 7.7 miles away); Woodlawn (approx. 7.7 miles away); Woodlawn School (approx. 8 miles away); Hardin Taliaferro (approx. 9 miles away in North Carolina); John Carroll (approx. 9.2 miles away).
 
Marker detail: Row Crops image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Row Crops
Agricultural leases are generally of three types: hay, pasture, and row crops.
Marker detail: Cattle image. Click for full size.
3. Marker detail: Cattle
The cattle on this lease help complete a scene representative of both past and present.
The Agricultural Scene Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, October 2, 2021
4. The Agricultural Scene Marker
(looking north along the Blue Ridge Parkway from the Piedmont Overlook wayside)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 3, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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