Browning Knob

Browning Knob (HM140R)

Location: Sylva, NC 28779 Jackson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 27.465', W 83° 8.446'

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Named in honor of R. Gerry Browning, 1884 - 1966. Location and Claims Engineer and Parkway Consultant for North Carolina State Highway Commission, 1925 - 1964.

His forceful presentation of the high quality scenery found in North Carolina secured the location through Western North Carolina and Cherokee Indian lands to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

With consideration and courtesy for those involved, he worked untiringly to secure the rights-of-way for this spectacular mountain Parkway. During the construction of the Parkway he ably represented North Carolina in its dealings with the National Park Service.

"His love of the mountains was surpassed
only by his love of people
HM NumberHM140R
Series This marker is part of the Blue Ridge Parkway series
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 6:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 305730 N 3925913
Decimal Degrees35.45775000, -83.14076667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 27.465', W 83° 8.446'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 27' 27.90" N, 83° 8' 26.76" W
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Area Code(s)828
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1075 Rd to Waterrock Knob, Sylva NC 28779, US
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