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Near Newfound Gap in Sevier County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Rockefeller Memorial

 
 
Rockefeller Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
1. Rockefeller Memorial Marker
Inscription. For the permanent enjoyment of the people. This park was given one-half by the peoples and states of North Carolina and Tennessee and by the United States of America, and one-half in memory of Laura Spelman Rockefeller by the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial, founded by her husband John D. Rockefeller.
 
Erected 1940.
 
Location. 35° 36.669′ N, 83° 25.48′ W. Marker is near Newfound Gap, Tennessee, in Sevier County. Marker is on Newfound Gap Road (U.S. 441) near Clingman's Dome Road, on the left when traveling south. 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 walking distance of this marker. The Great Smokies (within shouting distance of this marker in North Carolina); The Appalachian Trail (within shouting distance of this marker in North Carolina); Hands That Built (within shouting distance of this marker in North Carolina); Land of Diversity (within shouting distance of this marker); People of the Mountains (within shouting distance of this marker in North Carolina); “To the free people of America” (within shouting distance of this marker in North Carolina); A Mountain Sanctuary (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line in North Carolina); Great Smoky Mountains National Park (about 400 feet away in North Carolina).
 
Also see . . .
Great Smokey Mountain Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Randall York, September 6, 2008
2. Great Smokey Mountain Park Marker
 How the Great Smokies became a National Park. A National Park Service Website. (Submitted on November 6, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Newfound Gap & Clingmans Dome: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
A 24-mile paved road that climbs from the base of the Great Smoky Mountains, near the Rockefeller Memorial, to the highest peak. When combined, the Newfound Gap and Clingmans Dome roads may well be the most popular scenic drive in North Carolina and Tennessee. The Appalachian Trail also traverses the gap, as do a small number of other hiking trails. With beautiful scenery and numerous historic sites, the area's popularity is well deserved. Most people tour this area drive at some point during their visit to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most-visited national park in the country.
    — Submitted November 6, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

 
Additional keywords. Great Smoky Mountains, Newfound Gap, Appalachian Trail, Franklin D. Roosevelt
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkEnvironmentMan-Made FeaturesNotable EventsNotable Persons
 
Stone Work Of The Huge Monument image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, May 8, 2007
3. Stone Work Of The Huge Monument
built by the CCC
Markers in Great Smoky Mountains NP image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2012
4. Markers in Great Smoky Mountains NP
Both markers can be seen in this photo.
Rockefeller Memorial Golden Anniversary plaque image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 4, 2009
5. Rockefeller Memorial Golden Anniversary plaque
In commemoration of 50 years of excellence in conservation restoration and enjoyment.
Presented June 15, 1984 by the Citizens Committee for the Golden Anniversary the Great Smoky Mountain National Park
Rockefeller Memorial Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2012
6. Rockefeller Memorial Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2007, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 2,461 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 2, 2007, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida.   2. submitted on February 2, 2015, by Randall York of Mansfield, Ohio.   3. submitted on November 2, 2007, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida.   4. submitted on August 29, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on June 15, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   6. submitted on August 29, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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