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By Marcy Thompson
Picturing The Past 

Devil's Courthouse Is A Popular Destination


Last updated 8/22/2016 at 5:56pm

Devil's Courthouse at Milepost 422 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Devil's Courthouse is a popular sightseeing stop along the Blue Ridge Parkway, but it is much more than just a nice view.

The highest point is 5,720 feet above sea level and offers a 360 degree view. The large rock outcropping with steep cliffs flows into a mix of bare rock and shrubby areas and then spreads into spruce-fir and northern hardwood forests, all home to rare plants and animals.

In "An Inventory of the Natural Areas of Transylvania County, North Carolina," Edward Schwartzman states that there are "eleven rare vascular plant species and nine species of rare bryophytes and lic...

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