Below is a list of places in the Southern Appalachians that could be destroyed or impacted by the construction of Interstate 3. This list is based on original routing guidelines proposed by Rep. Max Burns and Rep. Charles Norwood; many similar places would be impacted using any other conceivable route.

Compiled by John Clarke, Clay/Cherokee County, NC Chapter, STOP I-3 Coalition

Toccoa, GA

Toccoa Creek

Clarkesville, GA

Sautee-Nacoochee Valley (many Indian archeological sites)

Helen, GA (tourism-oriented businesses on GA 17)

Unicoi State Park, Anna Ruby Falls

High Shoals Falls

Upper Chattahoochee River (water supply for Atlanta area, good boating and fishing)

Chattahoochee National Forest

Appalachian Trail (crossing at Unicoi Gap)

Mark Trail Wilderness

Upper Hiawassee River

Tripp Branch Roadless Area

Kelly Ridge Roadless Area

Swallow Creek Wildlife Management Area

Hightower Community

Lake Chatuge

Southern Nantahala Wilderness

Hiawassse, GA (businesses on US 76/ GA 17)

Young Harris, GA (businesses on US 76/ GA 17)

Tour de Georgia bicycle route

Hayesville, NC (businesses on NC 69/ US 64)

Sweetwater Community

Fires Creek Wildlife Management Area

Murphy, NC

Hiawassee River

Peachtree Community

Slow Creek

Marble, NC

Valley River

Andrews, NC

Topton, NC

Upper Nantahala River

Tallulah Bog (endangered plants)

Robbinsville, NC

Lake Santeetlah

Yellow Creek Community

Cheoah River

Lake Cheoah

Deals Gap/Scenic US 129 “The Dragon”

Little Tennessee River

Calderwood Lake

Great Smoky Mountains National Park/ Parsons Branch Road, Abrams Creek

Foothills Parkway

Chilhowee Mountain

Maryville/Alcoa, TN

Knoxville area (air quality issues)

Oak Ridge, TN (heavy metal and radioactivity issues)

Tennessee River