Clingmans Dome

Clingmans Dome

[kling-muhnz]
noun
a mountain on the border between North Carolina and Tennessee: the highest peak in the Great Smoky Mountains. 6642 feet (2024 meters).
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clingmans dome

peak in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, U.S., near the Tennessee-North Carolina border, 35 miles (56 km) southeast of Knoxville, Tennessee. The highest point in Tennessee, it rises to an elevation of 6,643 feet (2,025 metres) and is also the highest point along the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. At the summit is an observation tower 54 feet (16 metres) high that affords an unobstructed view of the Great Smoky Mountains. The peak was named for Thomas L. Clingman, a U.S. senator from North Carolina.

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