Cherokee in Swain County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
A Mountain Sanctuary
These mountains have also become a refuge for humans. But a natural area like this benefits people far beyond the simple pleasure of being in an unspoiled forest. It provides clean water to nourish communities, and a diversity of life that helps make our world so interesting. Many have called the Great Smokies a living laboratory, providing a standard to help monitor the health of the world's environment.
some soul-stirring literature.
He has done much
to alleviate physical pain.
But he has not...
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 wildflower."
Harvey Broome, Naturalist
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° 36.636′ N, 83° 25.543′ W. Marker is in Cherokee, North Carolina, in Swain 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 walking distance of this marker. Great Smoky Mountains National Park (a few steps from this marker); Land of Blue Smoke (within shouting distance of this marker); “To the free people of America” (within shouting distance of this marker); People of the Mountains (within shouting distance of this marker); Land of Diversity (within shouting distance of this marker in Tennessee); Hands That Built (within shouting distance of this marker); The Appalachian Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Great Smokies (about 300 feet 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 1,130 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on June 18, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. 2. submitted on August 29, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 3. submitted on June 18, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.