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

The Chimney Tops

 
 
The Chimney Tops Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
1. The Chimney Tops Marker
Inscription. These twin summits of quartzite and hard slate are familiar landmarks. The peak on the right has a hole like a flue. Mountain people thought these formations looked like chimneys rising above the trees. Mountain laurel, rhododendron, blueberry, and sand-myrtle - members of the heath family - cling to the peaks.
 
Location. 35° 38.182′ N, 83° 28.383′ 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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chimney Tops Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Chimney Tops (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lifeblood of the Mountains (approx. 1.6 miles away); Indian Gap Road (approx. 2.4 miles away); “To the free people of America” (approx. 3.2 miles away in North Carolina); A Mountain Sanctuary (approx. 3.2 miles away in North Carolina); New Gap, New Road (approx. 3.2 miles away); Land of Blue Smoke (approx. 3.2 miles away in North Carolina). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gatlinburg.
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
The Chimney Tops Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
2. The Chimney Tops Marker
The Chimney Tops Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
3. The Chimney Tops Marker
The Chimney Tops image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
4. The Chimney Tops
The Chimney Tops image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
5. The Chimney Tops
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 816 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 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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