The Conservation Trust for North Carolina (CTNC) has purchased the 101-acre Jackson Knob Cove tract in McDowell County, on the Blue Ridge escarpment in the Catawba River Basin. The property, near milepost 326, is visible from Altapass Orchard and several overlooks along the Parkway north of Little Switzerland.
The property was owned by Augusta Developers, LLC, represented by Johnny Craver of Mooresville and Fred Suther of Concord. They planned to subdivide it into 21 house lots. Instead, over time, Craver grew to love the beauty of the landscape and the scenery around it.
“It’s just magnificent. It’s so pretty that it’s impossible not to have a good view anywhere you go on it,” Craver said. “It’s probably the only property I’ve ever seen in my life that was too pretty to develop.”
One of my favorite areas of the Blue Ridge Parkway will saty just as beautiful tomorrow as it was on my last visit.