Chenocetah Mountain

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Chenocetah Mountain, known to locals as "Tower Mountain,"[1] is located near the towns of Mount Airy and Cornelia, Georgia. The mountain has an elevation of 1,830 feet (560 m).[2][3] Atop the mountain, the WPA built an observation tower in 1937 for the Forest Service; it is used as a fire tower for observation by rangers. Chenocetah is a Cherokee language word meaning "see all around." Variant names were "Griffin Mountain" and "Tower Mountain".[4]

Occasionally visitors are allowed in. During Cornelia's annual Big Red Apple Festival, visitors are allowed into the tower to enjoy its panoramic view of the surrounding hills and valleys.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ Chenocetah Fire Tower. nps.gov. 17 January 1984. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Chenocetah Mountain". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Chenocetah Tower. exploregeorgia.org. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  4. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 41. ISBN 0-915430-00-2. 
  5. ^ Tower Mountain. miss-sweetie.com. Retrieved 24 August 2016.

Coordinates: 34°30′08″N 83°30′24″W / 34.50222°N 83.50667°W / 34.50222; -83.50667

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