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Bedford in Bedford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Apple Orchard Mtn.

 
 
Apple Orchard Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 15, 2016
1. Apple Orchard Mountain Marker
Inscription.  
The parkway reaches its highest elevation in Virginia - - 3950 - - on Apple Orchard Mountain. Wind, ice and snow of raging winter storms have pruned this mountaintop forest, giving it an “Old Apple Orchard” appearance. This “orchard” consists primarily of gnarled lichen - - covered Northern Red Oak.
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United States Department of the Interior
National Park Service

 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryNatural Features. In addition, it is included in the Blue Ridge Parkway series list.
 
Location. 37° 31.288′ N, 79° 30.24′ W. Marker is in Bedford, Virginia, in Bedford County. Marker is on Blue Ridge Parkway (at milepost 76.5), on the left when traveling south. Marker is located at the Apple Orchard Mountain overlook Blue Ridge Parkway (MP 76.5). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bedford VA 24523, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Courage Of Frank Padget (approx. 7.2
Apple Orchard Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 15, 2016
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miles away); Amherst County / Rockbridge County (approx. 7.2 miles away); Polly Woods' Ordinary (approx. 7˝ miles away); Abbott Lake (approx. 7˝ miles away); A Miracle in Stone ... Old as the Dawn (approx. 7.6 miles away); Natural Bridge Patent (approx. 7.7 miles away); “Vires-Acquirit-Eundo” Ancient Arbor Vitae (approx. 7.7 miles away); Natural Bridge (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bedford.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2016, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 236 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2016, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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Oct. 4, 2022