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View Purgatory Mt. - elev. 2400' (Milepost 92.0)

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Overlook Description

Purgatory Mountain rises above the Great Valley. The "Carolina" road passed through the town of Buchanan, at the base of the mountain. Over the rough path came stagecoaches and wagons. The strenuous trip down the path and around sharp bends of a creek had drivers referring to the trip as "going through purgatory." The creek became Purgatory Creek, and later the mountain took the same name.
 

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Blue Ridge Parkway GuidebooksExcerpt adaptations from Blue Ridge Parkway Guide: Volume 1 (by William G. Lord), Blue Ridge Parkway Guide: Volume 2 (by William G. Lord), Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway - 3rd Edition (by Victoria Logue, Frank Logue, and Nicole Blouin). Copyright 1981 by the American Chestnut Foundation. Reprint by permission of Menasha Ridge Press.
 
 
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