USGS Map of Balsam Gap
|Elevation||3,316 ft (1,011 m)|
|Traversed by|| US 23 / US 74
Blue Ridge Parkway
|Location|| North Carolina
|Range||Great Balsam Mountains|
|Topo map||USGS Hazelwood|
|Haywood and Jackson counties|
Balsam Gap (el. 3,316 ft (1,011 m)) is a mountain pass between the Plott Balsam Range to the northwest and the Great Balsam Mountains to the southeast on the county line dividing Haywood and Jackson counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina.
The gap allows both the Great Smoky Mountains Expressway and the Murphy Branch of the Norfolk Southern Railway to cross between the two counties running east-west. The Blue Ridge Parkway also runs through the gap in a north-south direction crossing both the expressway and railway branch.
- North Carolina Department of Transportation (2014) (PDF). General Highway Map, Jackson County, North Carolina (Map). http://dotw-xfer01.dot.state.nc.us/imgdot/DOTCountyMaps/PDFs/Jackson_CountyMap_Sheet1_Final_web.pdf. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
- "Balsam Gap". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
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