Unesco’ Great Smoky Mountains National Park was homeland of the Cherokee people; some of the descendents of these people are now living in the Qualla Boundary to the south of this park.
According to Unesco, ‘The Park is one of the largest remaining remnants of the diverse Arcto-Tertiary geoflora era in the world. There are over 1300 native vascular plant species, including 105 native tree species, plus nearly 500 species of non-vascular plants …..The park is also home to the world’s greatest diversity of salamander species (31) …and is the centre of diversity for lungless salamanders, with 24 species.
Appalachian mountains are at the centre of this heritage property whose geological value has been explained in scientific lines where no science lives but human imagination survives.
Cherokees—Cherr people who were considered as Sea People along with Cholas and the Pandions;
Qualla Boundary—It refers to Koliyans or the Kolhana people;
Tuckasegee River—-Takka river; Segee, seems to mean ‘Sagada’ as Takka was part of the Sagada Kingdom.
Cades Cove—-It identifies settlers from Chedi country; it may mean the people migrated from Kedar region where there were caves. Cove means ‘Kavi’, an ancient royal clan.
Clingmans Dome—-Cholaganga Dome;
Elkmont region is situated in the Upper Little River Valley of the Great Smoky Mountain that lies in the Sevier County. The region has been home to Appalachian community.
Little River—-Sana River
Appalachian community—-Appala Naga king;
According to scientists, ‘the oldest rock in the heritage park site are the Precambrian gneiss and schists which were formed over a billion years ago from the accumulation of marine sediments and igneous rock. In the Late Prembrian, the primordial ocean expanded and the more recent Ocoee Super group rocks formed from the accumulation of eroding landmass onto the continental shelf. In the Paleozoic Era, the ocean deposited a thick layer of marine sediments which left behind sedimentary rock. During the Ordovician Period, the collision of the North America and African tectonic plates initiated the Alleghenian orogeny that created the Appalachuian range. During the Mesozoic Era rapid erosion of softer sedimentary rocks re-exposed the Ocoee Supergroup formations’.
Human imagination has created its own faultline geological history of earth to accommodate the visible pattern of changes which human mind encounters from time to time. But this explanatory note on earth’s crust formation does not care the earliest records left behind by visionary forefathers whose geological address is not available in the laboratory of today’s academic mind.
Scientist who devised the geological theory of earth’s past, furthering this theory again says, ‘duirng the most recent Ice Age, the northeast-to-southwest Appalachian mountains allowed species to migrate southward along the slopes rather that finding the mountains to be a barrier….’.
Jakes Creek—Yaksha Creek
Sugarland Mountain—Ikshu Mountain
Meigs Mountain—Megha Mountain
Blanket Mountain—Venkat/Bruccha Mountain
Mount Collins—Karuna as same as Kuru Mount
Three Forks—Three Peak refers to Mt Sumeru
Oconaluftee River Valley—Oconal-uftee means Eknal region;
Mingus —-Ming community means, ‘Mriga’ or Deer Park region
Mount Le Conte—-Sacred Mount of Cote means, ‘Cete’ or Crete
Surry Creek—-Surry means, ‘Saury’ or Sun; it may refer to Gods’ Creek
Mount Winnesoka—-Mount Annima/or Anuska/or Asoka or Kaniska
Piney Mountain—-Puy Mountain means Blue Mountain
Gatlinburg—-Gatlin means, ‘Gostha’ or Shepherd Settlement
Bales Family—-Bale family are Shepherd family but higher than Gostha/Goeth; it refers to Kking Belalasena
Reagan Lands—Aigania/or Raghu/or Rhea lands
Ephraim Bales—Brahma Bales refers to Euphrates or Bhartu region; it may mean the place where Abraham’s body-relics are treasured;
Clabo Family—-Kourab Family/Kravi family
Noah ‘Bud’ Ogle Place was a homestead located in the Great Smoky Mountains; it contains three terms: Noah, Bud, and Ogle; while refers to ‘boat’, Bud means, ‘Buddha’, and Ogle refers to Og island which identifies the birthplace of the Buddha.