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Great Smoky Mountains

(Encyclopedia) Great Smoky Mountains, part of the Appalachian system, on the N.C.–Tenn. border; highest range E of the Mississippi and one of the oldest uplands on earth. The mountains are named for…

Maryville

(Encyclopedia) Maryville, city (1990 pop. 19,208), seat of Blount co., E Tenn.; settled around Fort Craig (built 1785), inc. as a town 1830, as a city 1927. With its twin city, Alcoa, it is an…

Asheville

(Encyclopedia) Asheville Asheville ăshˈvəl, –vĭl [key], city (2020 pop. 94,589), seat of Buncombe co., W N.C., on the French Broad and Swannanoa rivers and on a plateau in…

NATIONAL PARKS

Name, location, and year authorized Acreage Outstanding characteristicsAcadia (Maine), 1919 47,548.94Rugged seashore on Mt. Desert Island and adjacent mainlandArches (Utah), 1971 76,518.98…

Ten Most Visited National Parks, 2015

                                Fall sunset at Great Smoky Mountains National Park              The following table lists the most visited National…

Ten Most Visited National Parks, 2013

The following table lists the most visited National Parks, according to rank, park name, and number of recorded visitors in 2013. A perennial favorite, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was…

Ten Most Visited National Parks, 2014

The following table lists the most visited National Parks, according to rank, park name, and number of recorded visitors in 2014. A perennial favorite, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was…

Smoky

(Encyclopedia) Smoky, river, c.250 mi (400 km) long, rising in Jasper National Park, W Alta., Canada, and flowing generally NE to the Peace River. It receives the Wapiti and Little Smoky rivers. It…

Ten Most Visited National Parks, 2010

The following table lists the most visited National Parks, according to rank, park name, and number of recorded visitors in 2010. Great Smoky Mountains National Park was ranked number one in 2010…