Historic Markers Across Georgia

Hiawassee River Basin - Removed

Marker ID: GHM 139-3
Location: Summit of Brasstown Bald
County: Towns
Status: The marker has been removed.
Waymark: None


Along this river, a principal tributary of the Tennessee River flowing through Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee, TVA has 3 reservoirs for power and flood control purposes. By its source in Unicoi Gap ran the Unicoi turnpike to Great Echota, the ancient capital and sacred `Peace Town` of the Cherokee Nation. The Cherokees called the river Ayuhwa`si , meaning a savannah or meadow and applied the name to two or more settlements. Great Hiawassee was at Savannah Ford in Polk county, Tenn.; another was at the junction of the river and Peachtree Creek, in Cherokee County, N.C.

GHM 139-3 Georgia Historical Commission 1956


Missing or Removed