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Description:

The Brown Mountain Creek Shelter is located in the George Washington National Forest in Central Virginia and is a typical example of the shelters built by the U.S. Forest Service. It is a plank sided lean-to built just above a small stream. This shelter is maintained by the Natural Bridge Appalachian Trail Club.

The Brown Mountain Creek community that existed here before the National Forest and the Appalachian Trail was made up of the descendants of freed slaves who created a small but thriving community in and around the stream that gives the hollow its name. An oral history with a former resident of the community is available here.

Collection:

Trail Shelters


Date:

07/20/2018

Creator:

Mills Kelly

Subject

Trail Shelters

Contributor

Mills Kelly

Format

Color photograph

Source:

Mills Kelly

Rights

No known copyright

Citation

Mills Kelly, “Brown Mountain Creek Shelter (2018),” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed December 3, 2022, https://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/682.

Geolocation

Brown Mountain Creek 2018.jpg