>>>— 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 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.
|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||Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 8:19pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 250332 N 3857822|
|Decimal Degrees||34.83210000, -83.73010000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 49.926', W 83° 43.806'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 49' 55.56" N, 83° 43' 48.36" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 229 Unicoi Turnpike, Hiawassee GA 30546, US|
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