Oswald Dome

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Oswald Dome
Oswald Dome, Tennessee.JPG
Oswald Dome, viewed from Polk County High School
Highest point
Elevation3,022 ft (921 m)[1]
Coordinates35°11′32″N 84°33′30″W / 35.192223°N 84.558331°W / 35.192223; -84.558331Coordinates: 35°11′32″N 84°33′30″W / 35.192223°N 84.558331°W / 35.192223; -84.558331[2]
Oswald Dome is located in Tennessee
Oswald Dome
Oswald Dome
Location in Tennessee, United States
LocationPolk County, Tennessee, United States
Parent rangeUnicoi Mountains
Topo mapUnited States Geological Survey

Oswald Dome (elevation 3,022 feet (921 m)), also known as Bean Mountain, is a mountain located in the Cherokee National Forest in Polk County, Tennessee. It is part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which is part of the larger Appalachian Mountains.


Oswald Dome is located on the western fringe of the Blue Ridge province of the Appalachian Mountains, and is sometimes considered part of the Unicoi Mountains, a subrange of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is approximately 3.2 miles (5.1 km) west of Reliance, 5.5 miles (8.9 km) northeast of Benton, and 2.9 miles (4.7 km) south-southeast of Delano. The Hiwassee River flows along the north base, and a saddle separates the mountain from Chilhowee Mountain to the south, although both mountains are technically part of the same ridge. The Ridge-and Valley province is directly below the mountain to the west. The mountain is accessible by Oswald Dome Road, a forest service road which connects to U.S. 64, and two trails. The Lowry Cove Trail begins on top of the mountain and heads north. Several radio/television transmitters are located atop the mountain.[3] A fire tower was moved from the mountain to the Ocoee Whitewater Center in 2004.[4]



  1. ^ "Oswald Dome Map". Mapcarta.com. Retrieved March 31, 2014.
  2. ^ "Oswald Dome". Peakbagger.com. United States Geological Survey. November 1, 2004. Retrieved March 31, 2014.
  3. ^ "Towers near Oswald Dome Trail, TN". www.localweather.com.
  4. ^ Historical marker at the Ocoee Whitewater Center