Forneys Creek in Swain County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Great Smokey Mountain National Park
This park receives the highest sulfur and nitrogen deposits—from acid precipitation—found in any national park. It is most severe at higher elevations. The average acidity of rain and snow here is 5-10 times greater than natural precipitation. This acid fallout damages park soils, streams, plants and animals.
Components of Acid Fallout
Acid precipitation arrives not only as rain and snow but also mixed in clouds and as dry particles. 26% Rain/Snow 36% Dry Particles 38% Cloud Water
Nantahala National Forest
Cherokee (behind ridge)
Distance 11.5 mi/18.5km
Distance 8mi/12.9km Elevation 1990ft/606m
Erected by Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features.
Location. 35° 33.766′ N, 83° 29.91′ W. Marker is in Forneys Creek, North Carolina, in Swain County. Marker can be reached from Clingmans Dome Road 7 miles west of U.S. 441, on the right when traveling west. Mark is located at the Clingmans Dome overlook 0.5 miles north of the Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bryson City NC 28713, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eastern View (here, next to this marker); Northern View (a few steps from this marker); Western View (a few steps from this marker); The Top of the Smokies (approx. 0.4 miles away); And It Became Land (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mountains: Refuge and Healing (approx. 0.4 miles away); Indian Gap Road (approx. 4.4 miles away in Tennessee); Spared the Saw (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forneys Creek.
Also see . . . Great Smoky Mountains National Park. National Park Service (Submitted on August 18, 2017.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2017, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 280 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 18, 2017, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.