From the overlook Masons Knob rises above the surrounding landscape. In 1750 John Mason settled at the foot of the mountain. During the Indian raids of the French and Indian War his dwelling was used as a stockade.
The Blue Ridge Parkway Guide is a privately owned website authored by Joe Veler and Sarah Cooke, who began work on the site after discovering their shared love of the Parkway. It is a part of the Virtual Blue Ridge Network, which aims to share the Parkway experience with long-distance viewers and to enhance it for visitors and residents. To read more about the Virtual Blue Ridge Network, the history of this project, and what you can expect to find on the Blue Ridge Parkway Guide, click here.