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Gatlinburg in Sevier County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lifeblood of the Mountains

 
 
Lifeblood of the Mountains Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
1. Lifeblood of the Mountains Marker
Inscription.  More precipitation falls in the Great Smoky Mountains than anywhere else in the eastern United States. The yearly average is about 890 billion gallons - over 60 inches. Forty-four percent of it is absorbed by the atmosphere and the luxuriant blanket of trees and plants. The remaining fifty-six percent runs underground and into streams.

The 730 miles of park streams are remarkably pure and full of life. Brook trout and other fishes are native to headwaters streams. Park waters are also home for many kinds of insects, salamanders, and other living things.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentNatural Features.
 
Location. 35° 37.503′ N, 83° 26.872′ W. Marker is in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, in Sevier County. Marker is on Walker Camp Prong (U.S. 441). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gatlinburg TN 37738, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Indian Gap Road (approx. 1.1 miles away); Chimney Tops Trail (approx. 1.4 miles away); New Gap, New Road
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(approx. 1.6 miles away); “To the free people of America” (approx. 1.6 miles away in North Carolina); A Mountain Sanctuary (approx. 1.6 miles away in North Carolina); Great Smoky Mountains National Park (approx. 1.6 miles away in North Carolina); Land of Blue Smoke (approx. 1.6 miles away in North Carolina); People of the Mountains (approx. 1.6 miles away in North Carolina).
 
Lifeblood of the Mountains Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
2. Lifeblood of the Mountains Marker
Lifeblood of the Mountains Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
3. Lifeblood of the Mountains Marker
Lifeblood of the Mountains Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
4. Lifeblood of the Mountains Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,023 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 19, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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