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Near Maggie Valley in Haywood County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Plott Balsam

 
 
Plott Balsam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 19, 2016
1. Plott Balsam Marker
Inscription. Before you lies the massive Plott Balsam Range. On one of its eastern slopes Henry Plott, a German immigrantís son, made his home in the early 1800ís. In this game-filled frontier, hunting dogs were a prized possesion. Here Henry Plott and his descendants developed the famous Plott Bear Hounds carefully selecting for the qualities of stamina, courage, and alertness the breed possesses today
 
Erected by United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service.
 
Location. 35° 30.493′ N, 83° 10.472′ W. Marker is near Maggie Valley, North Carolina, in Haywood County. Marker is on Blue Ridge Parkway (at milepost 457.9), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located at the Plott Balsam Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Marker is at or near this postal address: Blue Ridge Parkway, Maggie Valley NC 28751, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. An Ancient and Settled Landscape (approx. 0.8 miles away); Qualla Indian Reservation (approx. 0.8 miles away); Qualla Boundary (approx. 1.3 miles away); Kirk's Raid (approx. 3.9 miles away); Browning Knob
Plott Balsam Overlook and Balsam Range in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 19, 2016
2. Plott Balsam Overlook and Balsam Range in background.
(approx. 4 miles away); Felix Walker (approx. 6 miles away); Echota Mission (approx. 6.3 miles away); Blacksmith Shop (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maggie Valley.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Plott Balsams. (Submitted on October 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. AnimalsHorticulture & ForestryNatural Resources
 
Plott Balsam Marker with Balsam Range in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 19, 2016
3. Plott Balsam Marker with Balsam Range in background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 236 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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