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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Luray in Page County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Construction of the Skyline Drive

 
 
Construction of the Skyline Drive Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2011
1. Construction of the Skyline Drive Marker
Inscription.
Near this spot, on July 18, 1931, the ground-breaking ceremony for the Skyline Drive was conducted. This act began the eight-year construction of the 105-mile-long scenic roadway, which now stretches from Front Royal to Waynesboro, Virginia.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 38° 35.202′ N, 78° 23.005′ W. Marker is in Luray, Virginia, in Page County. Marker is on Skyline Drive (at milepost 42), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in Shenandoah National Park near the southern entrance to Skyland Resort. Marker is in this post office area: Luray VA 22835, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civilian Conservation Camp (approx. 0.8 miles away); Appalachian Trail High Point (approx. one mile away); A Home Away From Home? (approx. 1.7 miles away); Visiblity-Endangered? (approx. 2.1 miles away); Stony Man (approx. 2.1 miles away); Old Man in the Mountain (approx. 2.1 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 3.3 miles away); Guarding the Past (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Luray.
 
Also see . . .  Shenandoah National Park.
Construction of the Skyline Drive Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2011
2. Construction of the Skyline Drive Marker
National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 6, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesRoads & Vehicles
 
Skyline Drive image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2011
3. Skyline Drive
Skyline Drive, a 105 mile road along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains, forms the backbone of Shenandoah National Park.
Highest Point on Skyline Drive image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2011
4. Highest Point on Skyline Drive
The highest point on Skyline Drive is located less than a mile north of the marker.
Skyline Drive High Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2011
5. Skyline Drive High Point Marker
Highest Point
on Drive
elevation 3680
Skyline Drive Viewed from Little Stony Man image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2011
6. Skyline Drive Viewed from Little Stony Man
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 447 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 6, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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