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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Fontana Village, North Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Graham County, North Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Graham County, NC (9) Cherokee County, NC (22) Macon County, NC (26) Swain County, NC (62) Blount County, TN (45) Monroe County, TN (34)  GrahamCounty(9) Graham County (9)  CherokeeCounty(22) Cherokee County (22)  MaconCounty(26) Macon County (26)  SwainCounty(62) Swain County (62)  BlountCountyTennessee(45) Blount County (45)  MonroeCounty(34) Monroe County (34)
Location of Fontana Village, North Carolina
    Graham County (9)
    Cherokee County (22)
    Macon County (26)
    Swain County (62)
    Blount County, Tennessee (45)
    Monroe County, Tennessee (34)
 
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1North Carolina (Graham County), Fontana Village — Appalachian TrailFrom Maine to Georgia
Whether you are a day hiker or an overnight backpacker, the Smoky Mountain portion of the Appalachian Trail is one of the most scenic and challenging of the Trail's 2,144 mile length. The distance from Fontana Dam to Davenport Gap is 68 miles. . . . Map (db m155802) HM
2North Carolina (Graham County), Fontana Village — Appalachian TrailA Path to Conservation
In 1921, forester Benton MacKaye proposed his idea to create an incredibly long footpath—one that would not only help preserve nature, but would create an escape for busy urban people across the U.S. He called it "The Appalachian Trail". . . . Map (db m156034) HM
3North Carolina (Graham County), Fontana Village — Fontana Dam
length 2365 feet height 480 feet Built by TVA 1942-1945 as a unit of its multi-purpose system of dams.Map (db m11084) HM
4North Carolina (Graham County), Fontana Village — Q 53 — Fontana Dam
Constructed, 1942~1944, by the Tennessee Valley Authority. At 480 feet tallest dam in eastern U.S. One mile north.Map (db m155763) HM
5North Carolina (Graham County), Fontana Village — Fontana Dam:Powering A Nation to Victory
When Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, President Roosevelt knew he needed to act fast. In order to win WWII, the U.S. would need tens of thousands of new fighter planes and immense amounts of electrical power to build them But where . . . Map (db m155981) HM
6North Carolina (Graham County), Fontana Village — Fontana's First Stewards:The Native American Heritage
Fontana Dam is surrounded by land that is extremely rich in cultural heritage. In fact, humans have populated the region for more than 10,000 years. recovered artifacts link to a civilization called the Mississippian Culture living in the region . . . Map (db m156035) HM
 
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Apr. 11, 2021