A Smoky Mountains Georgia

A Smoky Mountains Georgia


Smoky Mountains Georgia

Smithville lies at the base of the Appalachian Mountains in Georgia, USA. It is a cozy small town with friendly neighbors, welcoming people and is a peaceful location.



Hugging the border of North Carolina and Tennessee, Great Smoky Mountains National Park encompasses over 500,000 gorgeous acres of forested land just waiting to be explored. Crystal clear streams ramble through majestic old-growth hemlock, fir, and hardwood forests. Rocky, windswept mountain peaks offer incredible views. Abundant species of wildlife, including elk, black bear, fox, white-tailed deer, and coyotes, can be spotted throughout the park. And over 5,000 species of plants and trees provide a magnificent array of diverse flora from the lowland valleys to the high elevation forests.

What was left was small towns like Dahlonega and Dillard. After the Civil War, which hit Georgia especially hard, the area of north Georgia was once again left to reinvent itself, that happened at the turn of the century. With the introduction of the car and people getting out and traveling on vacation, many tourists ended up in the Appalachian Mountains. With the founding of the Great SMoky Mountains National Park, the area of northern Georgia that bordered this new park found tourist and travelers visiting their towns on the way to the mountains. To this day, north Georgia is a great place to visit in the southern Appalachians and on your way to the Smokies. (Source: www.smokiesguide.com)


Richard, yes east and south of this line streams and rivers flow into the Atlantic Ocean. Just north of here, near where we were staying, there is a Head of Tennessee Baptist Church (I wish I had made a picture of it). I checked on Google Maps and sure enough, close by several creeks come together to form the Little Tennessee River (known by Native Americans as simply the Tennessee). This is the same river that flows northward through North Carolina and forms Fontana Lake which is the southwest boundary of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Little T also forms Chilhowee and Tellico Lakes before flowing into the Tennessee River and eventually the Gulf of Mexico.

While you're observing the wildlife, don't forget to look for wildflowers, too. A world-renowned preserve of wildflower diversity, Great Smoky Mountains National Park has more different kinds of flowering plants than any other North American national park. Not surprisingly, it is sometimes referred to as "Wildflower National Park." Plan out your visit using this Species Mapper, or plan a visit during the spring when the park hosts the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage, a week-long festival of programs and guided walks and hikes that explore the wondrous diversity of life in the park. (Source: www.cabin-rentals-of-georgia.com)



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