Near Bedford in Bedford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Stanley William Abbott
1908 - 1975
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas • Roads & Vehicles • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Blue Ridge Parkway series list.
Location. 37° 26.831′ N, 79° 36.258′ W. Marker is near Bedford, Virginia, in Bedford County. Marker can be reached from Blue Ridge Parkway (at milepost 86), 0.4 miles north of Peaks Road (Route 43). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 85554 Blue Ridge Pkwy, Bedford VA 24523, 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. Polly Woods' Ordinary (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Community at "the Mons" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Peaks of Otter (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Peaks of Otter (approx. 5.2 miles away); 1889 Thaxton Train Wreck (approx. 6.7 miles away); The Anchorage (approx. 6.9 miles away); Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. 6.9 miles away); Buchanan (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bedford.
More about this marker. Located at Abbott Lake, high in the Blue Ridge Mountains about nine miles from Bedford. Marker is embedded in a boulder in a landscaped area within sight of Peaks of Otter Lodge. Some online maps erroneously identify this lake as "Peaks of Otter Pond."
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 30, 2008, by Linda Walcroft of Woodstock, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,803 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 30, 2008, by Linda Walcroft of Woodstock, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.