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Near Blairsville in Towns County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Brasstown Bald

The Highest Point in Georgia ~ 4,784 ft.

 
 
Brasstown Bald Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 3, 2010
1. Brasstown Bald Marker
Inscription. The name is derived from the Cherokee word ltse’yi (New Green Place) or (Place of Fresh Green, from ltse’hi (green or unripe vegetation), and yi, the locative. It occurs in several places in the old Cherokee country, variously spelled Echia, Echoee, Etchowee, and sometimes “Brasstown,” from a confusion of ltse’yi with Untsaiyi (brass). One settlement known to the whites as Brasstown was on upper Brasstown Creek of Hiwassee River directly NW of this point. The area near the Spring to the SW was once an Indian camping ground.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 139-5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 52.45′ N, 83° 48.69′ W. Marker is near Blairsville, Georgia, in Towns County. Marker can be reached from Georgia Route 180 Spur half a mile north of Brasstown Bald Vistor's Center Parking Log. Click for map. The marker is at the end of the walking trail leading from the parking lot to the Visitor's Center at the summit of Brasstown Bald. This trail is also known as the Old Wagon Trail. A van also takes visitors to and from the summit for a fee. Marker is in this post office area: Hiawassee GA 30546, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Brasstown Bald Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 3, 2010
2. Brasstown Bald Marker
The Visitors' Center and Observation Tower, at the summit of the mountain, is visible.
At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Track Rock Gap (approx. 3.8 miles away); Trackrock Gap (approx. 4.1 miles away but has been reported missing); a different marker also named Brasstown Bald (approx. 4.1 miles away but has been reported missing); a different marker also named Brasstown Bald (approx. 5.5 miles away); Towns County (approx. 5.9 miles away); Union County (approx. 8.3 miles away); Byron Herbert Reece (approx. 8.5 miles away); Blood Mountain (approx. 11.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Blairsville.
 
Also see . . .  Brasstown Bald. Further information on Brasstown Bald. (Submitted on July 6, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
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Brasstown Bald Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 3, 2010
3. Brasstown Bald Marker
Looking at the marker and the walking (Old Wagon Train) trail from the summit.
Brasstown Bald Observation Tower / Visitors' Center image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 3, 2010
4. Brasstown Bald Observation Tower / Visitors' Center
The Visitors' Center is 1/2 mile from the parking lot, reached only by the trail or van service.
Brasstown Bald image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 3, 2010
5. Brasstown Bald
The view from the parking lot at the end of GA 180 Spur.
The Appalachian Mountains from Brasstown Bald image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 3, 2010
6. The Appalachian Mountains from Brasstown Bald
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,226 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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