Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages (HM1H0V)

Location: Walnut Cove, NC 27052 Stokes County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 23.664', W 80° 15.936'

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Hanging Rock State Park

In 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.

Weathering and erosion have given the ridge its distinctive shape. As the softer rocks crode away from underneath the quartzite cap, large rocks of quartzite fall to the base ?as the geologic processes continue.

The Hanging Rock we view today is approximately 2150 feet above sea level with the rock outcrop itself rising 175 feet from the base where large quartzite boulders are found.
HM NumberHM1H0V
Placed ByNorth Carolina State Parks
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 5:15am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 565859 N 4027945
Decimal Degrees36.39440000, -80.26560000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 23.664', W 80° 15.936'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 23' 39.84" N, 80° 15' 56.16" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)336
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14601-14913 Visitor Center Rd, Walnut Cove NC 27052, US
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