Cherokee in Swain County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Land of Diversity
Such abundance is a function of topography and climate. Varying elevations provide endless combinations of moisture, temperature, wind, sunlight, and soil types. Most plant species of eastern North America can find a niche somewhere among the slopes and coves of the Smokies. And in a few cases, the region has nurtured species all its own; some plants and animals here are found nowhere else.
Erected by National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 35° 35.381′ N, 83° 22.242′ W. Marker is in Cherokee, North Carolina, in Swain County. Marker is on U.S. 441. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cherokee NC 28719, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fifty Years of Mountain Logging (approx. 1.6 miles away); Measure of Men (approx. 2 miles away); Where Man Is Only a Visitor Spared the Saw (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Great Smokies (approx. 3.4 miles away); Rockefeller Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away in Tennessee); The Appalachian Trail (approx. 3.4 miles away); Hands That Built (approx. 3.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cherokee.
Categories. • Animals • Environment • Natural Features •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 806 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.