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Sams Gap - NC/TN Border
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 35° 57.196 W 082° 33.658
17S E 359225 N 3979891
Quick Description: Interstate 26 now passes through Sams Gap at the Tenn/NC border
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 10/31/2010 5:36:56 PM
Waymark Code: WMA1H2
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member CM-14
Views: 10

Long Description:
Sams Gap, at 3760 ft, was the pass in the Bald Mountains section of the Appalachian chain through which US Highway 23 wound across the Tennessee/North Carolina border. It was an extremely dangerous route during winter with sharp turns and limited guard rails.

It was replaced with an extension of Interstate 26 north to join with the former I-181 section. For more history on the road project, check link

This sign can now be seen on I-26 overpass over the old route, now known as Flag Pond Road. The Applachian Trail, which runs along the TN/NC border here, also passed under this overpass.

Elevation (Official or GPSR reading): 3760

Mountain Range: Bald Mountains section of the Appalachian Mountain chain

Access:
Interstate 26


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