Cullowhee, North Carolina: Judaculla Rock

Cryptic carvings and symbols on a soapstone boulder in a private residence's field. North Carolina's famous petroglyph was a popular postcard image.
Judaculla Rd, Cullowhee, NC
From US 74, take Exit 85 to Business Route 23 through Sylva. Stay on 23 1.3 miles to NC 107, then turn left onto 107. Drive 8 miles south on 107 and take a left onto Caney Fork Road, County Road 1737. Go 2.5 miles then turn left onto a gravel road and drive 0.45 mile. Look for rock and viewing platform on the right, parking is on the left.
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Judaculla Rock - Mysterious Petroglyphs

Petroglyphs on a rock in a private residence's field. Very unusual. Obviously old! Beautiful drive to get there!

Judaculla Rock, a large soapstone boulder, is covered in carved circles, lines, cupules, crosses, anthropomorphs, and other shapes. Long grooved lines, referred to as rills or "power lines," interconnect the symbols.

There are no restrooms, water fountains, or other such amenities. You'll only find the rock and a wooden viewing platform.

[lee shealy, 07/14/2010]

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