Historic Markers Across Georgia

Brasstown Bald

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


The high rounded peak to the south with lookout tower is Brasstown Bald or Mount Enotah, the highest mountain in Georgia 4,748 [Sic] feet above sea level. [The correct elevation is 4,784 ft.] Its Indian name, Itseyi, means `place of fresh green` and refers to its grassy rather 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.

144-C2 WPA 1941