Historic Markers Across Georgia



Brasstown Bald-The Highest Point in Georgia-4,784 Ft.



Marker ID: GHM 139-5
Location: Summit of Brasstown Bald at trail to parking lot
County: Towns
Coordinates: N 34° 52.45    W 083° 48.69
  34.874162    -83.811498
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM75XC
Brasstown Bald-The Highest Point in Georgia-4,784 Ft. Marker  



Text:

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 ltsc`yi with Ontsaiyi (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.

GHM 139-5 Georgia Historical Commission 1958



 

Brasstown Bald-The Highest Point in Georgia-4,784 Ft.


 

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