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Near Bedford in Bedford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Abbott Lake

Stanley William Abbott

 

1908 - 1975

 
Abbott Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Linda Walcroft, July 17, 2008
1. Abbott Lake Marker
Inscription. The first resident landscape architect and planner of the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was his vision, imagination, and creative talents in the Parkway's formative stages that made the Blue Ridge Parkway unique.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Blue Ridge Parkway marker series.
 
Location. 37° 26.831′ N, 79° 36.258′ W. Marker is near Bedford, Virginia, in Bedford County. Marker can be reached from Blue Ridge Parkway (at milepost 86), 0.4 miles north of Peaks Road (Route 43). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 85554 Blue Ridge Pkwy, Bedford VA 24523, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Polly Woods' Ordinary (approx. 0.2 miles away); Peaks of Otter (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Peaks of Otter (approx. 5.2 miles away); 1889 Thaxton Train Wreck (approx. 6.7 miles away); The Anchorage (approx. 6.9 miles away); Buchanan (approx. 6.9 miles away); The Botetourt Artillery (approx. 6.9 miles away); Wilson Warehouse (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bedford.
 
More about this marker. Located at Abbott Lake, high in the Blue Ridge Mountains about nine miles from
Abbott Lake image. Click for full size.
By Linda Walcroft, July 17, 2008
2. Abbott Lake
Bedford. Marker is embedded in a boulder in a landscaped area within sight of Peaks of Otter Lodge. Some online maps erroneously identify this lake as "Peaks of Otter Pond."
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 30, 2008, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,453 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 30, 2008, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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