Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park encompasses part of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the U.S. state of Virginia. This national park is long and narrow, with the broad Shenandoah River and Valley on the west side, and the rolling hills of the Virginia Piedmont on the east. Although the scenic Skyline Drive is likely the most prominent feature of the Park, almost 40% of the land area 79,579 acres (322.04 km2) has been designated as wilderness and is protected as part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. The highest peak is Hawksbill Mountain at 4,051 feet (1,235 m).

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... a certain Tract of Waste ungranted land near Milam's Pass on the Blue Ridge in Culpeper and Shenandoah Counties bounded as by Survey thereof made by Richard Young." Deeds recording ... The National Park Service then acquired the land for the Shenandoah National Park which labeled it Madison County, Tract I ... Geological Survey for the park shows that Madison County Tract 141 is exactly at their labeled Fisher's Gap ...
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... The creation of Shenandoah National Park forced most of those families off their ancestral homelands ... Shenandoah National Park was created entirely from private lands that were taken by the State of Virginia through the law of eminent domain ... Bitter controversy surrounded the establishment of Shenandoah National Park ...
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... in Virginia, and in some instances, their dispositions Algonquin Park was in Norfolk County Batestown became part of Prince William Forest Park Bayville was in Princess Anne County Beahm near ... Broadwater was located on Hog Island on the Eastern Shore Brown Cove became part of Shenandoah National Park Burnt Ordinary became Toano Buzzard's Roost was in Elizabeth City County Camden ... City of Winchester Fourway became part of Shenandoah National Park Frazier Hollow became part of Shenandoah National Park Gayton was a small mining town in western ...
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