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Near Brevard in Transylvania County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Devil's Courthouse

 
 
Devil's Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 30, 2010
1. Devil's Courthouse Marker
Inscription. The bare rock profile named Devil's Courthouse is sinister in appearance and legend. Its "devilish" look has contributed to the many folk tales surrounding this mountain.

Within the mountain is a cave where, legend claims, the devil holds court. In Cherokee lore, this cave is the private dancing chamber and dwelling place of the slant-eyed giant, Judaculla.

Despite its name and reputation, Devil's Courthouse is home to rare and delicate high-altitude plants. If you walk the one half mile route to the summit, please stay on the trail.

(Left Photo Caption)
The panoramic view from the summit includes four states: North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee.

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Rare plants, like the Rock Gnome Lichen and the Spreading Avens, live on Devil's Courthouse. Some of these alpine species may be remnants from the last glacial period.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Blue Ridge Parkway marker series.
 
Location. 35° 18.307′ N, 82° 53.963′ W. Marker is near Brevard, North Carolina, in Transylvania County. Marker can be reached from Blue Ridge Parkway (at milepost
The Devil's Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 30, 2010
2. The Devil's Courthouse
422.4), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brevard NC 28712, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North Carolina Confederate Veterans Memorial Forest (approx. 0.4 miles away); Forest Decline (approx. 4 miles away); Highest Elevation on Blue Ridge Parkway (approx. 4 miles away); Looking Glass Rock (approx. 4.2 miles away); a different marker also named Looking Glass Rock (approx. 6.9 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 7.3 miles away); Forestry School (approx. 7.4 miles away); Draw Road (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brevard.
 
Categories. EnvironmentNative Americans
 
View to the south from the marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 30, 2010
3. View to the south from the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 25, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 301 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 25, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
 
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