Brasstown Bald

Brasstown Bald (HMLU7)

Location: Blairsville, GA 30512 Oneida County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 52.45', W 83° 48.69'

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The 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, 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.
HM NumberHMLU7
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number139-5
Year Placed1958
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 12:51pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 243017 N 3862695
Decimal Degrees34.87416667, -83.81150000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 52.45', W 83° 48.69'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 52' 27.00" N, 83° 48' 41.40" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 182-198 GA-180 Spur, Blairsville GA 30512, US
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