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Cherokee in Swain County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Where Man Is Only a Visitor

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
1. Where Man Is Only a Visitor Marker
Inscription.  In front of you is a very special place - part of the park's "backcountry," a place without roads, wires, houses...

Here you - or your children, or theirs - may walk for days, largely free of the sights, sounds, and smells of the everyday world.

There are few such places left in America, and none in the East matches the wildlands of the Smokies. A beautiful scene, a great scientific resource. But perhaps the most profound value of the park lies in its quality as Sanctuary - for people, as well as plants and wildlife.

"Man has erected some lovely dwellings - some soul-stirring literature. He has done much to alleviate physical pain. But he has not, in his cities, created a substitute for a sunset, a grove of pines, the music of the winds, the dank smell of the deep forest, or the shy beauty of a wild flower." From Out Under the Sky of the Great Smokies By Harvey Broome
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features.
 
Location. 35° 35.932′ N, 83° 24.762′ W. Marker is in Cherokee, North Carolina, in Swain
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
2. Where Man Is Only a Visitor Marker
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County. Marker is on U.S. 441. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cherokee NC 28719, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spared the Saw (approx. 0.4 miles away); Measure of Men (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fifty Years of Mountain Logging (approx. one mile away); The Great Smokies (approx. 1.1 miles away); Land of Diversity (approx. 1.1 miles away in Tennessee); The Appalachian Trail (approx. 1.1 miles away); People of the Mountains (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hands That Built (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cherokee.
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
3. Where Man Is Only a Visitor Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 802 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 18, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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