Swain County Physical, Cultural & Historical Features

Note 1: The Cultural Feature "Locales" can be very helpful in getting oriented in a new community.
Note 2: Links for Local Area Search and Driving Directions are below each feature map.

Physical Features
Basins 3
Bends 3
Cliffs 2
Falls 3
Flats 2
Gaps 91
Islands 1
Ranges 1
Ridges 126
Springs 3
Streams 442
Summits 139
Valleys 41
Cultural Features
Airports 2
Buildings 8
Cemeteries 76
Churches 43
Civil 9
Dams 3
Hospitals 2
Locales 31
Mines 2
Parks 3
Reservoirs 5
Schools 7
Towers 2
Trails 2
Tunnels 2
Historical Features
Civil 2
  • Physical Features are the natural features of the Earth's surface.
  • Cultural Features are landscape features that were created or shaped by humans.
  • Historical Features are features that no longer exist on the landscape.
  • Historical Landmarks: North Carolina's National Historic Landmarks