Historic Markers Across Georgia



Brasstown Bald



Marker ID: WPA US 76 C-2
Location: US 76 and Track Rock Gap Road, west of Young Harris, GA
County: Union
Coordinates: N 34° 54.638    W 083° 52.065
  34.910639    -83.867754
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: WM37K
Brasstown Bald Marker  



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Brasstown Bald


The high rounded peak to the south with lookout tower is Brasstown Bald or Mount Enotah, the highest mountain in Georgia 4,748 feet above sea level. Its Indian name, Itseyi, means “place of fresh green” and refers to its grassy instead of timbered summit, as does the name "Bald". The first white settlers mistook this name for the similar one meaning “brass”. A Forest Service road leads to a picnic area near the summit.

Works Progress Administration Marker




Brasstown Bald
Photo by David Seibert


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Missing or Removed

 

144-A1