Near Brevard in Transylvania County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
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.
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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 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.
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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 326 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 25, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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