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Walnut Cove in Stokes County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Mountains Away From The Mountains

Hanging Rock State Park

 
 
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By Don Morfe, August 21, 2014
1. Mountains Away From The Mountains Marker
Inscription. Hanging Rock State Park is located in the Sauratown Mountains, named for the Saura, a Native American tribe. Although the Blue Ridge Mountains are within sight of the Sauratown Mountains, they are two distinct and separate mountain ranges. Thus, the Sauratown Mountains are often called the “Mountains Away from the Mountains.”

Once part of a mighty range of peaks, the Sauratowns were sculpted by millions of years of erosion. The softer materials were gradually washed away revealing the quartzite ridges and knobs you can see today.

Prominent peaks, such as Hanging Rock, Cook’s Wall and Moore’s Wall, rise from 1,700 feet to over 2,500 feet above the surrounding Piedmont. Numerous creeks flow over the outcrops, creating waterfalls such as Hidden Falls, Window Falls, and Upper and Lower Cascade Falls.
 
Erected by North Carolina State Parks.
 
Location. 36° 23.7′ N, 80° 15.984′ W. Marker is in Walnut Cove, North Carolina, in Stokes County. Marker is on Hanging Rock Park Road 2 miles south of Moores Spring Road (County Route 1001). Touch for map. The marker is located on the balcony of the Hanging Rock State Park Visitor Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1790 Hanging Rock Park Road, Walnut Cove NC 27052, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Don Morfe, August 21, 2014
2. Mountains Away From The Mountains Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hanging Rock's High Flyers (within shouting distance of this marker); Summertime and Life Goes On (within shouting distance of this marker); Rock of Ages (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lewis David von Schweinitz (approx. 2.5 miles away); Moody Tavern (approx. 3.5 miles away); Stokes County Troops C.S.A (approx. 3.5 miles away); Stokes County World War I Monument (approx. 3.5 miles away); Stoneman’s Raid (approx. 3.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walnut Cove.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hanging Rock State Park. N.C. Division of Parks & Recreation (Submitted on October 3, 2014.) 

2. Sauratown Mountains. Wikipedia (Submitted on October 3, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 3, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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