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

Brasstown Bald

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Brasstown Bald Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 3, 2010
1. Brasstown Bald Marker
Inscription. The high, rounded peak, Brasstown Bald or Mt. Enotah, is the highest mountain in Georgia, 4,748 ft. Its Indian name, Itseyi, means “a place of fresh green,” referring to its grassy, instead of timbered, summit. Early white settlers mistook the Indian name for a similar one meaning brass. According to Cherokee legend, there was once a great flood and all men died except a few Cherokee families who landed on top of Brasstown Bald in a giant canoe. The Great Spirit killed all the trees on top of the mountain so the survivors could plant crops and live until the floods subsided.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 139-4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 49.926′ N, 83° 43.806′ W. Marker is near Hiawassee, Georgia, in Towns County. Marker is at the intersection of Unicoi Turnpike (Georgia Route 75) and Georgia Route 180, on the left when traveling south on Unicoi Turnpike. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hiawassee GA 30546, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Brasstown Bald
Brasstown Bald Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 3, 2010
2. Brasstown Bald Marker
Looking south on the Unicoi Turnpike, GA Highway 75; GA Highway 180 is to the right.
(approx. 5.5 miles away); Towns County (approx. 8.1 miles away); Track Rock Gap (approx. 9.1 miles away); Stovall Mill Covered Bridge (approx. 9.3 miles away); Trackrock Gap (approx. 9.5 miles away but has been reported missing); a different marker also named Brasstown Bald (approx. 9.5 miles away but has been reported missing); The Unicoi Turnpike (approx. 10.1 miles away); Nacoochee Indian Mound (approx. 10.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Brasstown Bald. Additional 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 west on GA Highway 180 toward Brasstown Bald (Mountain) and the road to the summit and Visitors' Center.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,022 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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