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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Environment • Natural Features.
Location. 35° 35.381′ N, 83° 22.242′ W. Marker is in Cherokee, North Carolina, in Swain County. Marker is on U.S. 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 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 (approx. 2.4 miles away); 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cherokee.
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 886 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.