Laurel Springs in Alleghany County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Robert L. Doughton
Erected 1987 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number M-34.)
Location. 36° 24.747′ N, 81° 15.828′ W. Marker is in Laurel Springs, North Carolina, in Alleghany County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 18 and State Highway 88, on the right when traveling south on State Highway 18. Touch for map. It is across from the post office. Marker is in this post office area: Laurel Springs NC 28644, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ore Knob Mine (approx. 3.8 miles away); Robert Lee Doughton (approx. 5.1 miles away); Rufus A. Doughton (approx. 10.2 miles away); Asa Gray (approx. 11.4 miles away); North Carolina / Virginia (approx. 15.8 miles away).
More about this marker. Marker is in Alleghany County but his home 0.2 miles away is in Ashe County.
Regarding Robert L. Doughton. His home is now a Bed and Breakfast.
Also see . . . Wikipedia Entry. Robert
Doughton was for 18 years (1933–1947 and 1949–1953) the Chairman of the powerful U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means, and as such he co-sponsored, held hearings on, and oversaw the passage of the Social Security Act in 1935. Doughton was also instrumental in the creation of the Blue Ridge Parkway, America's most-traveled scenic highway. The largest park and recreational area on the parkway is named in his honor. Doughton is also known for introducing the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937, which effectively served as a federal ban on marijuana prohibition in the United States in lieu of federal authority to directly regulate medicines or drugs. (Submitted on June 23, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.)
Categories. • Notable Persons • Politics •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 23, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.