Smoky Mountain Living
Smoky Mountain Living • Smoky Mountain Living is a magazine covering the southern Appalachians and celebrates the area’s environmental riches, its people, culture, music, arts, history, and special places. Each issue brings the Appalachians to life. Published six times each year, SML is a magazine for those who want to learn more about where they live and those who want to stay in touch with where they love.
The Great Smoky Mountains are a sub range of the Appalachian Mountains. In the early 1900s, American geologist, geographer, and teacher, Nevin M. Fenneman developed the physiographic system of classifying the nation’s geography into eight regions, twenty-five provinces, and eighty-five sections. Regions are broad-scale subdivisions based on terrain texture, rock type, and geologic structure and history. The Smokies are part of the Blue Ridge physiographic province, which is part of the Appalachian Highlands physiographic region. While the magazine is called Smoky Mountain Living, the very nature of living in the Smokies means being part of the Blue Ridge and part of the Appalachians.