Brasstown Bald

Brasstown Bald (HMLUN)

Location: Hiawassee, GA 30546 Towns County
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N 34° 49.926', W 83° 43.806'

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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.
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HM NumberHMLUN
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number139-4
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 8:19pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 250332 N 3857822
Decimal Degrees34.83210000, -83.73010000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 49.926', W 83° 43.806'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 49' 55.56" N, 83° 43' 48.36" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 229 Unicoi Turnpike, Hiawassee GA 30546, US
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