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Near Laurel Springs in Alleghany County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Robert Lee Doughton

 
 
Robert Lee Doughton Historical Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 3, 2009
1. Robert Lee Doughton Historical Marker Marker
Inscription. Robert Lee Doughton, for whom Doughton Park is named, was born in Alleghany County, North Carolina, November 7, 1863. An original and leading advocate of the establishment and development of the Blue Ridge Parkway, he was a member of the United States House of Representatives 1911-1953, Chairman of its Committee on Ways and Means 1933-1947 and 1949-1953.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Blue Ridge Parkway marker series.
 
Location. 36° 25.813′ N, 81° 10.517′ W. Marker is near Laurel Springs, North Carolina, in Alleghany County. Marker is on Blue Ridge Parkway (at milepost 241). Touch for map. Marker is located at the parking lot for Wildcat Overlook just past the Doughton Park Picnic area and Bluffs Lodge. Marker is at or near this postal address: 45338 Blue Ridge Parkway, Laurel Springs NC 28644, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert L. Doughton (approx. 5.1 miles away); Rufus A. Doughton (approx. 6 miles away); Ore Knob Mine (approx. 8.8 miles away); Independence (approx. 13.4 miles away in Virginia); a different marker also named Independence (approx. 13.5 miles away in Virginia).
 
Categories. 20th CenturyGovernmentNotable PersonsRoads & Vehicles
 
Basin Cove Overlook, Doughton Park image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 3, 2009
2. Basin Cove Overlook, Doughton Park
Overlook into Basin Cove, site of the Caudill Family Homestead.
Bluff Mountain Morning Sky, Doughton Park image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 3, 2009
3. Bluff Mountain Morning Sky, Doughton Park
View of Bluff Mountain in the early morning summer sunshine. Just smell that cool, clean mountain air!
Bluff Mountain & Bluffs Lodge in the Early Morning Sunshine image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 3, 2009
4. Bluff Mountain & Bluffs Lodge in the Early Morning Sunshine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2009, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,416 times since then and 86 times this year. Last updated on December 23, 2015, by Benny Hayslett of Shelby, North Carolina. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 10, 2009, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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