Blue Ridge ParkwayBy 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.
|Placed By||National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 622970 N 4145209|
|Decimal Degrees||37.44556667, -79.60981667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 26.734', W 79° 36.589'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 26' 44.04" N, 79° 36' 35.34" W|
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