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

Blood Mountain

 
 
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By Julie Szabo, April 4, 2007
1. Blood Mountain Marker
Inscription.  Blood Mountain, elevation 4458 ft. Chattahoochee National Forest. In Cherokee mythology the mountain was one of the homes of the Nunnehi or Immortals, the “People Who Live Anywhere,” a race of Spirit People who lived in great townhouses in the highlands of the old Cherokee Country. One of these mythical townhouses stood near Lake Trahlyta. As a friendly people they often brought lost hunters and wanderers to their townhouses for rest and care before guiding them back to their homes. Before the coming of white settlers, the Creeks and Cherokees fought a disastrous and bloody battle in Slaughter Gap between Slaughter and Blood Mountains.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 144-3.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansNatural Features. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 34° 44.106′ N, 83° 55.07′ W. Marker is in Blairsville, Georgia, in Union County. Marker
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is on U.S. 19, on the right when traveling north. In front of the Walasi-Yi hiker hostel, next door to Mountain Crossings Outfitter. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9710 Gainesville Hwy, Blairsville GA 30512, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Byron Herbert Reece (approx. 3.2 miles away); Hogpen Gap (approx. 4½ miles away); Homesite of Joseph Emerson Brown (approx. 6.7 miles away); Trahlyta’s Grave (approx. 7.7 miles away); Union County (approx. 10 miles away); Track Rock Gap (approx. 10½ miles away); Brasstown Bald (approx. 11.4 miles away); "Gold Diggers' Road" (approx. 11.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blairsville.
 
Additional keywords. Appalachian Trail, Neels Gap, Walasi-Yi, Mountain Crossings, hostel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2007, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 4,040 times since then and 75 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 1, 2007, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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