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

Looking Glass Rock

 
 
Looking Glass Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 30, 2010
1. Looking Glass Rock Marker
Inscription. Like a gigantic mirror, Looking Glass Rock reflects a dazzle of sunlight when water collects on its granite face. This display is especially spectacular in winter when the water turns to ice.

Looking Glass Rock is a pluton formed by underground volcanic activity. Plutons are great masses of molten rock that have hardened under the earth's surface. Centuries of erosion finally exposed the rock and shaped it into the familiar dome we see today.

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Looking Glass Rock has been a landmark in the southern Appalachian Mountains for generations.

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Looking Glass Rock's massive size can be easily appreciated close-up.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Blue Ridge Parkway marker series.
 
Location. 35° 19.304′ N, 82° 49.678′ W. Marker is near Brevard, North Carolina, in Transylvania County. Marker can be reached from Blue Ridge Parkway (at milepost 417), 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 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Looking Glass Rock
Looking Glass Rock as viewed from Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 30, 2010
2. Looking Glass Rock as viewed from Marker
(approx. 3.1 miles away); Forestry School (approx. 3.3 miles away); Draw Road (approx. 3.4 miles away); Wash Place (approx. 3.4 miles away); Hell Hole (approx. 3.4 miles away); Rock House Creek Lodge (approx. 3.4 miles away); Schenck's Office (approx. 3.4 miles away in North carolina); Commissary (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brevard.
 
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Looking Glass Rock image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 30, 2010
3. Looking Glass Rock
 
 
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 231 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 25, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
 
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