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Clingmans Dome
About Clingmans Dome

About Clingmans Dome

See it all from Clingmans Dome! The highest point in Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park – the Clingmans Dome is a must see. Take the seven mile quick trip along Dome Road and find yourself “on top of” the Smoky Mountains.  The views from the concrete observation deck are breathtaking. Observe the mountains and valley from everywhere you turn - don't forget your camera! Clingmans Dome is located off of route 441 near Newfound Gap.

 
History of Clingmans Dome

History of Clingmans Dome

The Cherokee Indians call Clingmans Dome Referred to as "The Mulberry Place,” by the Cherokee Indians and named the “Smoky Dome” by early settlers, the Clingmans Dome is rich in history.  A Swiss-American geologist, Arnold Guyot, renamed the mountain in 1859 after Thomas Lanier Clingman – an American Civil War general.  Clingman was known as the “Prince of Politicians,” and served as a member of Congress from 1843 to 1845 and 1847 to 1858. In 1858, Clingman became a United States Senator of North Carolina.  After refusing to resign from his senate seat, Clingman went on to become a general in the Confederate States Army.

 

 
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