Hanging Rock State ParkIn the past, the lower ridge you see before you without rock outcrops was a continuation of Hanging Rock ridge, which lies to your left. This ridge was once capped with the same quartzite rock outcrops that form Hanging Rock itself. The ridge gives us a preview of what Hanging Rock will look like in the distant future. Between 250 and 500 million years ago, this land was pushed up as the continents moved towards each other. The older, harder rocks were sometimes pushed up and over younger, softer rocks.
|Placed By||North Carolina State Parks|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 5:15am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 565859 N 4027945|
|Decimal Degrees||36.39440000, -80.26560000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 23.664', W 80° 15.936'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 23' 39.84" N, 80° 15' 56.16" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 14601-14913 Visitor Center Rd, Walnut Cove NC 27052, US|
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