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Stone Faces Gazetteer
Faces - Ciff Profiles, Boulders, Outcrops


New Hampshire


Barnstead
Profile Rock
Dixville Notch
Martha Washington Profile

    Near Route 302 crossing of Ammonoosuc River.

    MNM#01-01170

Dixville Notch
Webster Profile

    Presumably this is a profile of Daniel Webster.

Franconia Notch
Dewey Rock

    Another of the many rock faces in the White Mountains. Trail directions at www.gorp.com.

Franconia Notch
The Indian Head

    A sort of Native American antithesis to the Old Man of the Mountains, on the southern side of Mt Pemigewasset south of Franconia Notch.

    MNM#01-01188

    GPS 44.09695° N, -71.69875° W

Franconia Notch
Old Man of the Mountains

    The most famous of all rock faces, which sadly collapsed on May 3, 2005.

    Popularized by Nathaniel Hawthorne in his short story "The Great Stone Face." It is New Hampshire's state symbol, reproduced on quarters, licensce plates, stamps, decorative china, and hundreds of postcards. Trail directions at www.gorp.com.

    MNM#01-01070
    MNM#01-01081
    MNM#01-01006

    GPS 44.16054° N, -71.68335° W

The Profile

Franconia Notch
Old Woman of the Notch or The Watcher
Franconia Notch
Sleeping Astronomer

    Another of the many rock faces in the White Mountains. Trail directions at www.gorp.com.

Gorham
Imp Face Rock
Hill / Grafton
Profile Falls
 
Isle of Shoals
Old Man of the Shore
Jackson
Profile Rock or Washington Boulder
Lake Sunapee
Old Man of The Lake

    Located at Birch Grove?

Lake Winnepesaukee
Old Man of Winnepesaukee

    A boulder beside Lake Winnepesaukee.

Lake Winnepesaukee
Profile Rock

    MNM#01-01146

Mount Washington
Old Man of the Cog Railway

    MNM#01-01236

Shelburne
Profile Boulder / Old Man of the Valley
Thornton
Washington’s Profile

    This is not a profile, but a ghostly image seen on a flat rock next to a waterfall.

New Jersey


Delaware Water Gap
Indian Head Rock
Palisades
Indian Head Rock

    Several rock faces have existed at various times on these cliffs, including opposing Indian Head and George Washington Rocks, and even a brief appearance of a Hitler Face Rock. See article on njpalisades.org.

    MNM#01-01213

Weehawken
Profile Rock

New Mexico


Carlsbad Caverns
Old Man of the Cave
Cimarron
Old Man of the Woods / Old Man of the Hills

    An unknown location in Cimmaron Canyon.

    MNM#01-01089

Las Vegas Hot Springs
Profile Rock
Magdalena Mountain
Our Lady on the Mountain

New York


Ausable Chasm
Old Man of the Mountains

    A tiny profile overlooking the river is visible at the center of the postcard image

    MNM#01-01237

Alhambra Falls / Trenton Falls
Profile Rock
Cragsmoor / Sam's Point
Face Rock
Fort Jackson
Profile Rock
Howe Caverns
The Witch

    A cave formation

    MNM#01-01017

Kaaterskill Clow (Catskill Mountains)
Facial Rocks

    Cliff formation, difficult to discern - photo

Lake Mahopac, Petrie Island
Washington Head Rock

    MNM#01-01191

Liberty, Walnut Mountain
Witch Head Rock

    MNM#01-01204
Little Falls
Profile Rock

    Located in Tal-A-Que-Ga park.

    MNM#01-01093

Little Falls
Profile Rock

    Located on banks of old Erie Canal. The rock face looks very different in postcards from the 1900s vs. postcards from the 1930s. Perhaps the profile was damaged during construction of Erie Canal Lock No. E-17 in 1911?

    MNM#01-01098
    MNM#01-01197

    GPS 43.03882° N, -74.84838° W

Mamaroneck
Rock Face of Washington
Mohonk Lake
Washington's Profile
Olean
Face in Rock
Perry
Profile Rock

    MNM#01-01156

Poughkeepsie
Profile Rock

    Outcrop on river north of Poughkeepsie Bridge.

Watkins Glen
Profile Rock

Wrights?
The Face in tha Rock Cut

    Not sure where the location of "Wrights NY" is.

    MNM#01-01247

 

North Carolina


Chimney Rock
Devil's Head
Chimney Rock
Old King Tut

    MNM#01-01265

Grandfather Mountain
Profile Rock
Ridges Mountain
Indian Head Rock

    One of many evocative granite outcrops here - photo

Roan Mountain Cliffs
Profile Rock

Ohio


7 Caves
Great Stone Face
Bainbridge
Profile Rock
Old Man's Cave, Hocking County
Sphinx Head Rock
Portsmouth, Springville Hill
Profile Rock

Wellsville
Indian Profile Rock or
Chief Logan Profile Rock

Oklahoma


Black Mesa
Old Maid
Cleveland
Man Face Rock
Tishomingo
Indian Head Rock

    Located on Pennington Creek, Devil's Den. Face is not clear from photo.

    MNM#01-01231

Turner Falls
Man-Face Rock
Woman Face Rock

    Two complementary cliff profiles located along a trail leading to the falls.

    MNM#01-01069
    MNM#01-01064

Oregon


Bandon
Face Rock

Columbia River
William Jennings Bryan Rock

GPS 46.25806° N, -123.58718° W

Cow Creek Canyon
Old Man of Cow Creek Canyon

    MNM#01-01026

Fogarty Creek State Park
Indian Head Rock
Leap
Stone Face
Smith Rock
Monkey Face Rock

    A small face atop a pillar of rock. Apparently is a popular rock-climbing route.

Tunnel Beach
Netart's Rocks
Warm Springs
Indian Head Rock

    Located north of Kah-Nee-To Resort on the road to Simnasho - photo

Pennsylvania


Catawissa
Profile Rock

GPS 40.95974° N, -76.46917° W

Duncannon
Lincoln’s Profile Rock

    Located on hill south of Duncannon, above old Route 11 & 15 near New Boston.

    MNM#01-01028

Hollidaysburg
Indian Head Rock

    Outcrop next to Juniata River.

    MNM#01-01028

Honesdale
Stone Face
Lehigh Valley / Bethlehem?
Profile Rock

Liverpool / Amity Hall
Girty’s Face

GPS 40.47525° N, -76.95058° W

Mauch Chunk
The Profile
Oaks
Indian Head Rock

    Overlooks Perkiomen Creek.

Philadelphia
Indian Profile Rock
 
South Bethlehem
Washington Profile

    Located in Sayre Park at Lehigh University. Does this profile still exist?

    MNM#01-01154

Sunbury
Shikellamy’s Profile

MNM#01-01227

GPS 40.88246° N, -76.80162° W

Towanda
Stone Face

    On route 6 along Susquehanna River between Towanda and Wyalusing.

Verona
Indian Head Rock
Wellsboro
Old Man of Penna's Grand Canyon

    MNM#01-01155


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