People of the Mountains

People of the Mountains (HMD7D)

Location: Bryson City, TN 28713 Swain County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 36.643', W 83° 25.514'

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The rugged terrain of the Smoky Mountains determined patterns of human settlement. Residents of the Smokies - be they native Cherokees or European emigrants and their descendants - gravitated to valleys or coves. Settlement was confined to areas far less rugged than what you see here; few people lived at high elevations like Newfound Gap.

One of the greatest problems facing those who lived in these mountains was finding land that would sustain them. The settlements that are part of Great Smokies lore - Cataloochee, Oconaluftee, Cades Cove, Greenbrier - are all found in lowland coves and valleys with tillable land.
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HM NumberHMD7D
Series This marker is part of the Trail of Tears series
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Placed ByNational Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 7:52pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 280329 N 3943480
Decimal Degrees35.61071667, -83.42523333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 36.643', W 83° 25.514'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 36' 38.58" N, 83° 25' 30.84" W
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Area Code(s)828
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2209 Appalachian Trail, Bryson City TN 28713, US
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