Historic Markers Across Tennessee

The Chimney Tops

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Location: on Walker Camp Prong (U.S. 441), Gatlinburg, TN
County: Sevier
Coordinates: N 35° 38.182    W 083° 28.383
  35.63636666    -83.47305
Waymark: None


These twin summits of quartzite and hard slate are familiar landmarks. The peak on the right has a hole like a flue. Mountain people thought these formations looked like chimneys rising above the trees. Mountain laurel, rhododendron, blueberry, and sand-myrtle - members of the heath family - cling to the peaks.