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By David Seibert, July 3, 2010
Brasstown Bald Marker
Georgia (Towns County), Blairsville — 139-5 — Brasstown BaldThe Highest Point in Georgia ~ 4,784 ft.
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, . . . — Map (db m32706) HM
Georgia (Towns County), Hiawassee — 139-4 — Brasstown Bald>>>-- 6 Mi. -->
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 . . . — Map (db m32729) HM
Georgia (Towns County), Hiawassee — 139-2 — Towns County
Towns County was created by Act of March 6, 1856 from Rabun and Union Counties. It was named for George Washington Towns, Governor of Georgia from 1847~1851. Gov. Towns was born in Wilkes County, May 4, 1801, of a Virginia family. Self-educated, he . . . — Map (db m37370) HM

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