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Description:

This map depicts three of the routes of the Appalachian Trail in Southwestern Virginia -- the route laid out in 1931 by Shirley Cole and Roy Ozmer, the route used between 1933-1952, and the present route of the trail. The original route looped south of Roanoke and Salem to the junction of Floyd, Franklin, and Roanoke counties, before proceeding south toward Fisher's Peak in North Carolina. After 1933, the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club convinced the ATC to shift the northern portion of this trail section north and west of Roanoke to bring it across Catawba Mountain, the location of Tinker Cliffs and McAfee Knob. After 1952, the ATC abandoned this original route of the AT and moved the trail more than 50 miles west to its present location west of Blacksburg.


Date:

1931

Creator:

Brandan Buck

Subject

Lost Appalachian Trail

Contributor

Mills Kelly

Format

Map

Source:

Brandan Buck

Rights

Creative Commons BY-NC

Citation

Brandan Buck, “Virginia's Lost Appalachian Trail,” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed January 20, 2020, http://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/1110.

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