Devil's Courthouse

Devil's Courthouse (HM1C2R)

Location: Balsam Grove, NC 28708 Transylvania County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 18.307', W 82° 53.963'

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The bare rock profile named Devil's Courthouse is sinister in appearance and legend. Its "devilish" look has contributed to the many folk tales surrounding this mountain.

Within the mountain is a cave where, legend claims, the devil holds court. In Cherokee lore, this cave is the private dancing chamber and dwelling place of the slant-eyed giant, Judaculla.

Despite its name and reputation, Devil's Courthouse is home to rare and delicate high-altitude plants. If you walk the one half mile route to the summit, please stay on the trail.

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The panoramic view from the summit includes four states: North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee.

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Rare plants, like the Rock Gnome Lichen and the Spreading Avens, live on Devil's Courthouse. Some of these alpine species may be remnants from the last glacial period.
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HM NumberHM1C2R
Series This marker is part of the Blue Ridge Parkway series
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Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 2:22am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 327313 N 3908534
Decimal Degrees35.30511667, -82.89938333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 18.307', W 82° 53.963'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 18' 18.42" N, 82° 53' 57.78" W
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Area Code(s)828
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2981 Blue Ridge Pkwy, Balsam Grove NC 28708, US
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