A Community at "the Mons"

A Community at "the Mons" (HM2H94)

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N 37° 26.734', W 79° 36.589'

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Blue Ridge Parkway

By the mid-1800s, the village of Mons, which is Latin for mountain, had grown up around the Peaks of Otter. There was a church, a school, two mills, and a hotel. The small community provided services to tourists who had discovered the Peaks of Otter as a prime destination resort. This pattern of vacationing in the southern mountains continued into the automobile era and helped fuel the dreams of the Blue Ridge Parkway. A short hike around Abbott Lake takes you to Polly Woods Ordinary, a lodge providing the "ordinary" needs of travelers to the Peaks as early as the 1830s.
HM NumberHM2H94
Placed ByNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 622970 N 4145209
Decimal Degrees37.44556667, -79.60981667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 26.734', W 79° 36.589'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 26' 44.04" N, 79° 36' 35.34" W
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