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.
|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series|
|Placed By||Georgia Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 12:51pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 243017 N 3862695|
|Decimal Degrees||34.87416667, -83.81150000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 52.45', W 83° 48.69'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 52' 27.00" N, 83° 48' 41.40" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 182-198 GA-180 Spur, Blairsville GA 30512, US|
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