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SR044 Twelve O'Clock Knob

FILES

sr044.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

SR044 Twelve O'Clock Knob

Description

One of the most prominent geographical features in the Roanoke Valley is Twelve O’Clock Knob with an altitude of 2,707 feet. According to local tradition, the mountain received its name prior to the Civil War when slaves, working west of Salem, determined it to be noon and time for lunch when the sun was just at a point directly over the mountain.

Creator

unknown

Publisher

Roanoke Public Libraries

Date

1915

Contributor

Nelson Harris, George Wade

Rights

Please contact the Virginia Room at 540.853.2073 for permission to use.

Format

Digital Postcard

Type

Still Image

Identifier

sr044

Is Version Of

Salem and Roanoke County in Vintage Postcards by Nelson Harris (2005)

Citation

unknown, “SR044 Twelve O'Clock Knob,” Virginia Room Digital Collection, accessed June 25, 2022, http://www.virginiaroom.org/digital/document/sr044.