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Near Woolwine in Patrick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Buffalo Mountain

 
 
Buffalo Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 15, 2019
1. Buffalo Mountain Marker
Inscription.  Rising to 3,972 feet, Buffalo Mountain is an old and familiar landmark to local residents. Mothers would tell their children that they could go anywhere in a day as long as they could see "the buffalo." The great hump towers a thousand feet above the surrounding terrain. Other rock formations suggest the lowered head and vertical slabs make up the neck.

Buffalo Mountain can be seen at numerous intervals for 30 miles south along the parkway. Privately owned, the mountain was mined for lead for more than 50 years.
 
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° 49.381′ N, 80° 20.513′ W. Marker is near Woolwine, Virginia, in Patrick County. Marker is on Blue Ridge Parkway (at milepost 168), 2.8 miles south of Parkway Lane South (Virginia Route 8), on the left when traveling south. Marker is located at The Saddle Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woolwine VA 24185, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Buffalo Mountain Marker (<i>wide view • Blue Ridge Parkway & Buffalo Mountain in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 15, 2019
2. Buffalo Mountain Marker (wide view • Blue Ridge Parkway & Buffalo Mountain in background)
8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rock Castle Gorge (approx. 0.8 miles away); America's Rural Landscape (approx. 0.9 miles away); You Buy 'Em, We'll Fly 'Em! (approx. 6 miles away); Albert Tappe Howard’s Milk House (approx. 6.1 miles away); Rural Life In Appalachia (approx. 6.2 miles away); Floyd (approx. 6.2 miles away); Meadows of Dan (approx. 7.1 miles away); Blue Ridge Mission School (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woolwine.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 81 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 30, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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